Swiss secrets.

So much to learn and discover in a new country, none more so that Switzerland with her pristine, accurate, perfectionism.  Along with all of that comes an enormous burden of secrecy. We are mostly familiar with the Swiss neutrality during the Second World War, but recently that “neutrality” has been called into question regarding theContinue reading “Swiss secrets.”

Breaking rocks and fairytale fantasies.

The little boy over the road can’t be more than five years old. His daily pursuit is to discover treasure, mostly the sort that is embedded in rocks. Each morning of his recent three week school holiday, come rain or shine or autumnal chill, he would be out on the front doorstep, mostly barefoot, smashingContinue reading “Breaking rocks and fairytale fantasies.”

Lakes & Litter

It appears that most of my posts involve reflection, in some form or another and primarily in the comparison department, due to the interest I find in each place on this wonderful planet that we get to call home, sometimes for only a short stop, and others for longer. With that in mind, here goesContinue reading “Lakes & Litter”

The taste of a memory.

Raspberries. No matter where in the world I find myself, the moment that I put a raspberry into my mouth, I am instantly transported back to my maternal Grandmother.  More precisely, her vegetable garden on their farm in the Bulwer district of Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa. It is said that the sense of smell isContinue reading “The taste of a memory.”

The night sky

On a night of restlessness, Darling sleeping peacefully next to me, I gaze at the rectangle of the open window lightness and see the stars shining in the Heavens…  At the risk of lapsing into sounding prophetically poetic, I am reminded of my great aunt who passed away peacefully at the ripe old age ofContinue reading “The night sky”


I shall certainly be looking like I took a trip down a flight of stairs with all the pinching that I’m finding myself doing: who’s life IS this anyway??? Whilst Darling and I are gratefully “gapping”, in a quest to live our lives to the fullest and at the same time to enjoy a littleContinue reading “Reunions.”

Another trip around the sun!

What is it about birthdays that terrify some and enchant others?  I’m of the latter persuasion! It is with a tremendous sense of gratitude that I get to celebrate another trip around the sun, certainly with the Son at the centre of my life, I have a whole lot to be grateful for. Faith aside,Continue reading “Another trip around the sun!”

Rose-tinted spectacles.

What is it about a holiday that brings out the romantic in most, the nostalgia in some and the jaundiced eye in others? I guess it all comes down to attitude, along with a sense of adventure and a dose of wisdom in the mix. Having owned a gift & decor retail outlet on theContinue reading “Rose-tinted spectacles.”