Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Ducks and Swans









I manage to see these lovely baby ducks and swans in the middle of June, I was walking in Zurich by the lake and was lucky to spot them.

I was quite happy as ducks and swans, had been the topic I was doing with the kids in my class. Although sadly they were not with me at the time, but I showed them the photos at a later date. The babies are just so dam cute and in fact I cannot remember the last time I have seen cygnets.

The weather has turned from hot to cold and very rainy indeed. In fact yesterday evening I was at the open air cinema and it really rained so hard for the first 30mins, that everyone was completely soaked through.

Have a good rest of the week!

Friday, 21 July 2017

Beautiful Barcelona!

Casa Batlo



Casa Pedrera


Sagrada Familia




Plaza Real





Park Ciutadella

Agbar Tower

Marina

Beach at Barceloneta



In January Alessio and I took our first trip of the year to beautiful Barcelona, we had a fantastic time and saw lots of the city.

The famous buildings of Casa Batlo and Casa Pedrera by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi are just amazing we did not go in, as to be honest it was rather expensive and also Alessio was not interested in it. I would definitely go on another visit.

We also visited the Sagrada Familia which is also designed by Antoni Gaudi, is a huge Roman Catholic Church. It was pretty amazing inside. Of course we visited Camp Nou to see FC Barcelona play Las Palmas on Saturday afternoon and they won of course!

We wondered around the old centre of Barcelona, Barri Gotic, looking at all the amazing buildings and stopping for food and drink. We also visited the Park Ciutadella for a while, so Alessio could run around for a bit.

On our final day we visited the Maritime Museum as I thought this would entertain Alessio for a while and afterwards we wondered to the Barceloneta beach and Alessio dipped his feet in the sea. It had been such wonderful weather the whole long weekend.

It was a great trip!

Have a lovely weekend!


Monday, 17 July 2017

365 Photo Challenge Days 231 to 240

Sunday 28th May: Day 231 - Walking into Zurich

Monday 29th May: Day 232 - Goodies bought in Paris

Tuesday 30th May: Day 233 - Book

Wednesday 31st May: Day 234- Drama, police helicopter

Thursday 1st June: Day 235 - Packing for Helsinki

Friday 2nd June: Day 236 - Evening in Helsinki

Saturday 3rd June: Day 237- Porvoo

Sunday 4th June: Day 238 - Helsinki Military Day

Monday 5th June: Day 239 - Temppeliaukio Church Helsinki

Tueday 6th June: Day 240 - Bought this in Helsinki

Well the summer holidays have started and Alessio has flown to Italy for two weeks, that means I have two free weeks too!! Yes but hold on, I do have to work though!

I have not got much plans for the weekend, hopefully catch up on any movies I have missed this past month. Maybe drinks with friends, who knows!!

Have a great week!!

Friday, 14 July 2017

Sunset in Helsinki







On our last night in Helsinki back in June we went to a roof top bar, we actually sat inside as it was too cold to sit outside. We were rewarded with a fantastic sunset, we were always amazed how light it stayed until late in the night.

Have a great weekend folks!

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

MFO Park in Zurich









MFO park is in Oerlikon just behind the train station, I read about it in a design book and wanted to check it out.

It was built in 2002 in what just to be an old machine factory, I can hardly believe it has been there so long as I used to live in Oerlikon right up to 2006 when Alessio was born.

We climbed up to the top and rather surprising Alessio seemed to be scared of the height, which is strange as we have been in higher places. The view is nothing special though. There are lots of places to sit, read, relax or chat to friends. Also in these hot days it would give some welcome shade too! When we visited it was Sunday late afternoon and there were some people relaxing. There is no play area for kids so they would be bored at some point after being there for a while. If you want to read more about it here is a link!

Alessio has only 3 days left of school and then on Monday he flies to Italy for 2 weeks. He really loves a beach holiday so unlike myself!