Sunday, 23 April 2017

March Reading List

So it is nearly May already and better get up my reading list for March before my holiday starts! I got through 5 books, a bit less than the last couple of months!

The Girl in the Spider`s Web by David Lagercrantz, a continuation of the Stieg Larsson novels.

The Improbability of Love by Hannah Rothschild

The Breakdown by B A Paris

A Gathering Light by Jennifer Donnelly, this is a young adults book.

The Book of Lost and Found by Lucy Foley, this was my favorite of all. Set in England, Corsica, Paris and New York.

Some links to check out!

I do like seeing different types of architecture!

Yesterday saw many marches around the world for science and here are some great signs!

Some ideas for cheap holidays!

I have visited Portugal quite a few times but there is still lots to see and do!

Have a great week!

Thursday, 20 April 2017

365 Photo Challenge Days 157 to 167

Day 157: Wednesday 15th March - Many books to read!

Day 158: Thursday 16th March - Lake Zurich

Day 159: Friday 17th March - made some yummy scones

Day 160: Saturday 18th March - Zurich

Day 161: Sunday 19th March - Opera House Zurich

Day 162: Monday 20th March - My travel poster

Day 163: Tuesday 21st March- Alessio`s medals and trophies

Day 164: Wednesday 22nd March - Flowers

Day 165: Thursday 23rd March - a blurry evening meal

Day 166: Friday 24th March - Action on the lake

Day 167: Saturday 25th March - Emoji collection

This has been a slow week, even with Easter Monday making it only a 3 day working week! Anyway it is over now and my holiday can start first with the weekend! Next week Alessio and I are going to Croatia and Montenegro and I am really looking forward to this!

Have a great weekend!

Monday, 17 April 2017

Easter Pics!

Made by Alessio!

I hope you all had a great Easter weekend! It was a quiet one for me, with Saturday being the busiest of all the days. Alessio got some summer clothes, we saw the film The Boss Baby, which was really funny! We went to the funfair afterwards as it was closed on Good Friday and that was nice! Sunday afternoon went to a friend`s house for dinner and today just went for a short walk around by the lake!

Here are some pics from around the world of Easter! Have a good start to the week!

Friday, 14 April 2017

365 Photo Challenge Days 150 to 156

Day 150: Wednesday 8th March - Speeding train 

Day 151: Thursday 9th March - Trying to fix my internet

Day 152: Friday 10th March - In Zurich 

Day 153: Saturday 11th March - Time to plan more trips!

Day 154: Sunday 12th March - Lovely spring day by the lake

Day 155: Monday 13th March - thinking about buying some plants

Day 156: Tuesday 14th March - Latest book

Easter weekend has arrived, today Alessio and I will go into Zurich to the funfair. I really want to go on the Ferris wheel. Later today some friends are coming from Germany and we will be grilling in the garden. Saturday Alessio and I will be going clothes shopping and this will be mainly for him. He needs to be around especially when I have to buy shorts and trousers! We will also go and see the film Baby Boss! It did look quite funny in the trailer.

Hope you all have a great Easter!

Monday, 10 April 2017

Afternoon Tea in Zurich!

Saturday afternoon I went for afternoon tea with my lovely friends Hannah, Riikka and Katrina. We had already tried afternoon in a fancy hotel a few years back, so this time we decided to try Cupcake Affair.

We booked for 2.30pm and the table was very nicely laid, so all that was left was to get stuck in. We got lovely sandwiches, cucumber, egg and ham (they were all good) plus scones which was the best part! With clotted cream and jam, you just can`t go wrong! And then some mini cupcakes (sorry the photo is blurred) and small pastries! With black tea to wash it down!

I have been a few times and bought their cupcakes which are always very yummy! The price was 39ch and we all thought it was fantastic! So if you fancy afternoon tea in Zurich, this place is well worth a try!

Friday, 7 April 2017

Planting Tulips

Back in September after a trip to Island Mainu to see the fanastic gardens, Alessio was inspired to plant some bulbs. So we all went to buy the pots, earth and any other stuff we would need. We had bought the bulbs at the gardens and once we had all the necessary equipment Alessio and my father plants two pots worth.

I was a bit skeptical that anything would flower, he checked all through winter and the beginning of spring waiting for something to show. And lo and behold finally we got some shoots coming through and we were both really happy. Alessio was quite proud and the flowers were really lovely to see! Now they are dying, but maybe some more will pop up or not!

I guess we will plant more this September, so be prepared Dad!

Monday, 3 April 2017

This weekend!

This weekend was definitely much more busier than last weekend, first off Alessio had a football match on Saturday morning. His team lost 5 to 1 sadly, afterwards we returned home and a friend came to play for the rest of the day. On a whim I decided to make rhubarb crumble and much to my surprise Alessio really liked it!

On Sunday we went to Schaffhausen to visit my in laws, I had not seen my two nephews since last September so it was time to visit! We went out for a walk and all the kids fed the goats who were all really hungry!

There is nothing planned for this week, but looking forward to go for afternoon tea next Saturday with friends!