The Secret Gardener (for Miss S.)

I have a friend who has the loveliest garden. A simple allotment garden, it fills itself each Spring and Summer with flowers and provides delicious fruit and vegetables for their table along with a satisfying sense of accomplishment. What makes it even lovelier, is to think of what it looked like several years ago when [...]

Wanderweg in Wengen

One of the great delights in Switzerland is being able to take a cog railway up to the top of the mountains. Two hours out of the city and suddenly you are transported to a completely different world; one full of magic, breathtaking views and time to wonder....oh, and the strangest UFO-looking clouds I have [...]

In Switzerland, red is the new black….

Another great day; sunshine, warm(er) temperatures and the opportunity to have a day out in Zurich! Any successful visit to this, one of the happiest (and cleanest) cities in the world (http://www.citylab.com/politics/2016/02/europe-happy-cities-eurobarometer-athens/461958/) is never complete without a walk to view the mountains on the other side of the Zurichsee, watching the swans on the Limmat; [...]

Is it Spring yet?

Funny this winter we are having here in Switzerland! One day is freezing cold, the next day the temperatures are racing upwards and the flowers are blooming. I took two photos recently that shows this crazy climatic contradiction nicely... The first photo was taken at the Tinguely fountain in Basel: http://tinguely%20fountain%20basel, the second at an outdoor [...]