Let’s Begin Again

Do you remember when you first took the step into the great unknown of the Expat Life? When everything was new, shiny and weird (and a tad frustrating – I have to do what with the bin bags? What colour? Who sells them? Really? Under the counter like a strange drug exchange?). After a number…

New Beginnings

I love new beginnings! That’s why I’m always excited as we approach a new year. It’s a good time to reflect on the experiences lived and the knowledge gained in the year that is ending, and to consider how that will shape the plans and expectations of the new year. 2017 witnessed two important events:…

Salt-Dough Ornaments

A fun project to do with your kids for the festive season, salt dough ornaments are very simple to make; calling this a recipe is making it sound more complicated that it really is! With a few ingredients that are sure to be in your pantry, you can make these precious mementos that last for…

A Traditional Italian Christmas Meal

If you plan to visit Italy around Christmas, everywhere you go you will encounter Panettone, the sweet bread loaf that traditionally comes with raisins, but nowadays is found also with candied fruit or chocolate chips. Despite being sold in shops across Europe all year long, Panettone is indeed “the” distinctive sweet eaten by Italians at…

Lenzerheide and the Enchanted Forest

   Our holiday season is busy with friends and family, celebrating and visiting the marvelous Swiss Alps. Reading and sharing books and stories is also a favorite holiday activity for our children and grandchildren. Recently, we discussed our favorite books and stories and why we love them so much. Although not necessarily traditional holiday stories,…

What’s On for Families: Zurich

Here are a variety of upcoming events and activities in and around Zurich. We also have a list of indoor play centres and other family places to go on our Things to Do in Zurich page. Outdoor Activities Christmas Markets Zurich and surrounding towns Nov. 23 – Dec. 23 Dates and locations of the Singing…