Friday, 30 November 2012

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Funny glasses on the boys' advent calendars. - and they survived the post! Thanks Nanny Mu!

Thursday, 29 November 2012

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We love Velostation, the perfect plane to park your bicycle safely and securely.

Monday, 26 November 2012

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Lots of pictures today from Zibelemärit today in Bern. A whole festival for onions. Only in Switzerland! And to add to the artistic onion strings, the onion bouquets, the onion models of pigs, ladybirds, people and the onion tarts, soup and bread, you are randomly showered with confetti and hit on the head with plastic hammers by the fellow market visitors. It comes as a bit of a shock, even if you are forewarned! 

Sunday, 25 November 2012

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The number 12 tram from Stettbach to Glatt via Dübendorf. Jude's a happy boy. That tram will always be his favourite!

Saturday, 24 November 2012

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Jude's 11th birthday party this afternoon. You can tell he's getting more Swiss - he was concerned about his friends making noise during 'quiet time' so scheduled it for the end of said period then got worried when people were early!

Thursday, 22 November 2012

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Christmas lights twinkling away. As you look down from Obertor to Untertor, they look like a river of light. Very pretty.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Monday, 19 November 2012

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Still feeling rotten but cheered by these videos from Saturday. I've been trying to upload them to Facebook all day to no avail so I'll try here. The beautiful panorama from the top of Pilatus accompanied by the sound of the Alpine horn (and an annoying man who kept shouting at his Dad!), and the music makers themselves.

Sunday, 18 November 2012

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I'm not feeling well today so no picture :0(
I'll use one from yesterday when we went up Pilatus.

Saturday, 17 November 2012

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Rosehip tea today. I have a cold so it was very welcome - coffee and colds do not mix! And I love the little cloth teabags too. Makes a very pretty picture as the teabag goes into the water.

Friday, 16 November 2012

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The ISW 10th anniversary event was great - a stressful day leading up to it but a great time come 'showtime'.
I promised to take loads of photos and managed...4 acceptable ones! And I only took 2 of them. Thanks Jade for capturing Krislyn, Carolina and me :o)

Thursday, 15 November 2012

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Tomorrow is the ISW 10th anniversary event. Getting excited!

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Today I noticed these corn-like sculptures near ISW. After more than a year of walking nearby, that's the first time I've seen them!

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

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PYP Mums' breakfast this morning at school. Even if I'm not a big fan of maple syrup in close proximity to my scrambled eggs, it was good to have a cooked breakfast with Jude who certainly ate his fair share!!

Monday, 12 November 2012

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Obviously, now that I live in Switzerland, I wear a drindl every day and live in a chalet in the mountains.
Of course I don't, but I had fun making my SwissMiss avatar ;o)

Sunday, 11 November 2012

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UK meets Switzerland on 11.11.
Remembrance Sunday or 'Poppy Day', and the Guggenmusik (who I heard but did not see this year)

Friday, 9 November 2012

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This was the view from the Zürich - Baar train this morning. It was even more beautiful on the way home. I was reading and looked up to see the sun glinting on Zürichersee with the snow capped mountains in the background. Gorgeous.

Thursday, 8 November 2012

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Outdoor learning is great in Switzerland. The kids I was with today have an hour outside every morning, exploring and playing. This was a structure built by two 4-5 year olds. Impressive eh?

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

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When looking for details of this year's Hegi Chlauslauf, I discovered a picture of me from last year on the website. I wonder if I'll look so cheerful this year? It was freezing last time...

Monday, 5 November 2012

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Today's picture was Isaac's choice. Taken from the TV, it shows NoDoubt who were on X Factor on Sunday and specifically, the brother of a much missed Humanities teacher.

Sunday, 4 November 2012

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This was Jude's picture choice - 'an adorable dog with a stick' as he put it!

Saturday, 3 November 2012

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We went to Uetliberg today and this was the awesome view from the top. All my favourite things - mountains, lake, clouds and trees!

Friday, 2 November 2012

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Wandering around ISZL in Baar today I took this picture of the church that stands on the campus. Pretty, especially with the blue sky behind it.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

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Parent consultation day today so lots of queuing to speak to teachers about my kids and time to 'fill' so I started looking out if the window. Yesterday i wouldn't have been able to see the ground, it was so foggy!
All good today I'm pleased to say; sunshine, and good reports for my boys 😀☀