whoever you want to be…

Tartiflette! Get it while it’s still cold (outside)

I was lucky enough to spend a couple of days in Reims, France, recently, with one of my closest friends who lives in that amazing city. We ate so well … Continue reading

March 12, 2014

Emigrating: Some FAQs from an Australian Family in Switzerland

As a family of two parents and three children who emigrated from Australia to Switzerland ten years ago, we are often asked about the ins and outs of our big … Continue reading

September 9, 2013

National Day Celebrations: How do you do yours?

We just celebrated Swiss Day in Switzerland (well, duhh!). August 1st is Switzerland’s national celebration of all things Swiss. It marks the day in 1291 when an oath was sworn, … Continue reading

August 8, 2013

Travel through Television; My Five Favourite Travel Programmes I Can Watch Again and Again

OK, I love travelling. And I love television. If you can’t physically strap your worldly goods to your back and head off on an epic adventure, surely watching it while … Continue reading

July 8, 2013 · 1 Comment

A Taste of Switzerland- three delicious and easy Swiss recipes to try

I’ve been living in Switzerland for ten years now. The move from Australia, where most fresh fruits and vegetables are available all year round, to Switzerland, where the seasons dictate … Continue reading

May 8, 2013 · 2 Comments

Vocational Travel: Nursing in Tanzania, an Interview with Jenny Schimak

Jenny Schimak, a long-time, online friend of mine is a (mature-aged, I’m sure she won’t mind that description) student nurse from Queensland, Australia. Last Christmas, Jenny spent time on a … Continue reading

April 8, 2013

Dresden: Living History

Dresden, a town in eastern Germany (formerly East Germany), lies on the river Elbe near the border with the Czech Republic. Famous for porcelain and its Semper Opera House, where … Continue reading

March 8, 2013

Destination Weddings: Five Fantastic Places to Tell the World You’ll Love Him/Her For Evah!

The old ball & chain and I celebrated 22 years of wedded bliss on Wednesday. What with that, the great news from UK parliament voting in favour of a same-sex … Continue reading

February 8, 2013 · 3 Comments

Hotels – a clean bed and clean bathroom is all I need. Or is it?

The old ball & chain/love of my life/husband and I are currently making plans to visit New York sometime in the (hopefully) not too distant future. We agree on when … Continue reading

January 8, 2013 · 3 Comments

If money was no object…. Our Five Dream Holidays

Christmas is on its way, I’m definitely not the first person to tell you that lately, am I? We have our Australian family, my mother and father-in-law, visiting us in … Continue reading

December 8, 2012 · 5 Comments

Los Angeles: Five Fab, Fun Ways to Enjoy La La Land

Just about a year ago now, I was lucky enough to be invited along on a trip to Los Angeles with my friend (Young Adult author, our esteemed editor here … Continue reading

November 8, 2012 · 1 Comment

Zurich, a City for All Seasons

Poor old Zurich (Eng & French-Zurich, German- Zürich Italian- Zurigo, Swiss German- Züri). It gets a bum deal, so it does. If I had a Swiss franc for every time I’ve heard … Continue reading

October 8, 2012 · 2 Comments
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