Moody Moments of Winter

Now the clocks have been turned back, which means that by 18:00 I feel like it’s 22:00 and I’m ready to skip dinner and go right to bed (not a popular idea with the kids – not even if I promise them we can all watch Netflix together in my bed, not even if I…

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…

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,…

Honey Spiced Pork Roll and Roasted Carrots

Make a Christmas meal to remember with this mouth-watering roast pork and fennel-seed roasted carrots. It’s a spiced twist on traditional classics. Every home has a meal that is ritualistically served on Christmas Day. For my family back in India, this Honey Spiced Pork Roll took center stage on our Christmas table. If you were…

The Greatest Gift We Can Give Our Children

What is the greatest gift we can give our children? Without a doubt, it is our breastmilk. Breastmilk is always available, needs no heating and no sterilised water or bottles; does not require you to watch the clock, and there will be no panic when the formula runs out. There is always an ample supply, at…