Monthly Archives: May 2014

bits and pieces

During the last weeks, I haven’t had much time to write. Great events cast their shadows ahead and lot’s of stuff has to be done. Plus, the little one is demanding more and more entertainment and is getting quite annoyed … Continue reading

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green delight

Back in Switzerland! And enjoying our first self-grown salad of the year!!

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Spiekeroog part III – shrimp boat and seals

For Karsten, North Sea and shrimp boats are inevitably connected. For years, he has been talking about going on a trip on a shrimp boat during our first holiday at the North Sea. Therefore, I felt very, very honored that … Continue reading

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Spiekeroog part II – the village

Spiekeroog has a population of 780 inhabitants. And exactly one small village. It is the place where people meet to have coffee, where you can do your shopping in the only supermarket on the island. Where you meet everyone at … Continue reading

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Spiekeroog part I

After a week on the island, without internet or proper phone connection, we are back in the fast-moving world. It is true – on Spiekeroog, you immediately slow down, take life easy and relax. Or maybe it was just the … Continue reading

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pitsch patsch patsch…

…durch Regen und durch Matsch…. That’s the song we learned at our first musical playschool day in Zurich. It’s a song for a rainy day (as it was raining cats and dogs on that day) and it has six lines. … Continue reading

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friendly turns (or the sacrifice of your peace of mind)

This week, we take care of our friend’s flat and its content: plants and a hamster which fulfills every mathematical criteria of a perfect ball (with fur). Part of the instructions are as follows: “If you happen to  run into … Continue reading

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the queen of the mountains with grey hair…

In order to discover a bit more of Switzerland and to spend a nice day with friends, we packed our daypacks with warm clothes, a picnic and some elaborate beverages and went to Vitznau to go up the Rigi. (When … Continue reading

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and the winner is….

Thank you so much everyone for taking part in the book raffle!! There were so many great suggestions, covering almost all genres – awesome! For the sake of completeness I have to mention that there were three more favourite listings … Continue reading

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