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.
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
“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.” Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The little Prince
Heartfelt connections are so needed in our lives, never ever get old, and stay with you forever.
Like the one I experienced with Fredy almost two years ago. It happened in a theatre and he sat there with a yellow safety jacket. We were complete strangers, but our hearts saw each other that day.
Meet Fredy here and enjoy the full heart-warming story. <—— Simply click here.
Hello in 2020! Read more
As you may know, I am also a German teacher and as such I welcome people from all over the world in my classroom. It may well happen that every student comes from another country and we count around ten nations. Right now we combine six from three continents. Nigeria and Eritrea/Africa, Mongolia, Nepal and Syria/Asia, Switzerland/Europe (that is obviously me :-)). It is a privilege to learn from one another and form a space of trust, respect, and kindness. Read more
In July, we are amazingly welcomed with a guard of honor (Spalier auf Deutsch) formed by the grapevines! Come on in, walk through it, softly let your hands touch these stunning plants and feel the joy.
In the beautiful and lush region around Fort Portal in Uganda over a 1000 women craft change by producing handmade high-quality baskets that are exported to England every three months.
Initiated and developed by Anne, the ladies develop their own natural colours, dye the raw material made of raffia, banana fiber and papyrus into a rainbow of colours, and handcraft the baskets. The products therefore come in stunning combinations and patterns.
You’ve got mail: A postcard from Neuchâtel!
A wonderful city in the french-speaking part of Switzerland where you can indulge yourself with the charm and savoir vivre of the citizens. Read more
“Good morning, Daniela, welcome back, we are so glad and happy you are back and teaching us again.” To this charming chorus of words and warm hugs I was greeted when returning to school on Tuesday after a two-week absence. To top it all off, one person surprised me with a big cup of my favourite coffee 🙏🏼. Read more