These are turbulent and tense times we are in, but some sort of beauty always awaits us, if we dare to look and be still for a moment. Let us not forget that and enjoy the little moments, which today come in the form of what I thought of as cosy corners. My hopes are that these lines find you well.
Good day dear readers, how are you in this moment?
Let me share some of my week as the story I tell you today emerged on Tuesday. It was splendid, we laughed a lot in my classroom, I spent time on the balcony with my hubby enjoying warm summer evenings (albeit unusual in September ) by candlelight and as I am writing to you I am in the train on my way to my favourite region in Switzerland. The French-speaking part. More precisely, today I go where my beloved grandma used to live and the place is actually bilingual as it sits right where the German- and French-speaking part meet.
Coincidentally, the heart-warming story I love to share with you today is also about a granny.Read more
Do you often take a seat somewhere? Do you maybe have a favorite bench you go sit on regularly?
In any case, here comes an official invitation to have a seat, breathe, relax, and just be. Enjoy!Read more
Here comes my 100th story – hooray – and I would like to take you to the mountains to cheer.
Shortly after the lockdown was lifted here, my hubby and I were ready to go exploring again (<— click for some awesome Swiss landscapes we saw). Travelling to a region in the Bernese Alps where we have not spent that much time yet, the weather and the time was perfect for hiking.
So we went. Starting in one small village up through forest, wildflower meadows, along a mountain stream, at some point sharing the path with cows munching on rich pasture, and then reaching the height overviewing the whole Alpine valley and spotting a house…Read more
I have seen and travelled to many corners of my home country, but there is always something new to discover. Today I share some pics with you of gorgeous landscapes I saw in just one day on one hike. That is why I call them Swiss postcard sceneries ;0).
What about you? Are you enjoying the beauties on your home turf? Do you have plans to travel to any of them?
Now, let’s go hiking in the Bernese Alps.Read more
Change is not only inevitable, but plays a crucial part in life. Nature is our best teacher.
Do you remember the flowering barley I shared with you in May? It was all freshly green and shiny back then.
By June, the barley changed in colour and ripeness and now in July it has been harvested.Read more
Have you ever seen a village that almost only consists of houses that are not only very well looked after and simply stunning but also something between a hundred and 250 years old?Read more
Freiheit means freedom in German and even though I made this artwork three years ago, it returned to my mind now and wanted to be born into the wider world.
Do you use public transport on a regular basis? Then surely, you know exactly when to leave home or any other place in order to just timely catch your bus, tram, train, ferry, whatsoever.
I do. I am usually not a whole lot too early ;0).
This time, though, I had more than enough time. Maybe because we were on a leisure visit in this village, maybe because we had finished our ice cream and coffee anyway. Maybe because it had to be that I entered this passage to the platforms early… For what I got presented with was simply mind-boggling and not something I had ever seen before.
Just because it is such a beautiful member of the grass family and has a real calming effect on you once you set your eyes on it. Try it out here and maybe learn something new.
For example, do you know where wild barley (Hordeum spontaneum, Gerste) originates from? Have a guess.