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Ramblings of my life as a South African in Switzerland

Anita’s Baby Shower

My sister's are both master event planners. The result is that I get to design a lot of invites and event paraphernalia. A blessing and a curse because it's usually short deadlines but wonderful because it's (almost) instant gratification, in comparison with my usual...

World Usability Day 2017

I was so impressed with myself - my 1st conference in German that I could actually follow - Fantastic! So 1 year of German lessons are finally starting to pay off. The venue was also stunning with a view across Lake Zurich that I kept getting distracted by. My...

London Meets Altdorf

Being a creative type in a new place is always inspiring at first. And then the downer comes when everything is eventually the same everyday again, just like before you moved. So when my German Class announced that they were visiting the local Art Museum (which I had...

Aletsch Glacier on World Heritage Day

The mighty Aletsch Glacier is the largest glacier in the Alps. With a length of 23km (in 2014) and a thickness of 1km, it is easy to understand why it dwarves anybody who stands nearby it. My husband was astounded to see how much it has retreated since his last visit...

Rhaetian Railway Experience on World Heritage Day

I was very fortunate to be chosen to experience the Rhaetian Railway (RhB), which is the main railway network in the Canton of Graubünden, Switzerland on the cult classic, the 'Swiss Crocodile'. What an incredible ride and a step back in time to when time ran slower...

Park Seleger Moor

I've recently moved from a large city (Cape Town, South Africa) to a little cow village in the south of Switzerland. There are many cultural complications with this move. Least expected is how small my mind has become. I really have to try hard to remember that there...

Google Adwords Course with Netpulse

Well, for starters, the course was in SWISS GERMAN! Let's back track a few steps... I've been in Switzerland for 5 months now and am only in the early stages of learning High German. I'm hoping to get to learning Swiss German in 2050 😀 I've managed to make a few...

New Year Resolutions

So, I have plenty of excuses for not starting my blog. And I have a tradition of not making New Year's Resolutions. But the new year seems as a good a time as any to get my A into G. So today's beautiful doggie walk was at the Reuss Delta in Seedorf. It was an...

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