Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Christmas in Zurich!

It seems ages since we had Christmas but it is actually only just over two weeks, this Christmas I stayed in Zurich. I spent most of my time at the Christmas market at Bellevue as it had such a great variety of food stalls. Alessio also enjoyed this market too, as he wanted to eat the Luma Burger every time we visited the place. It was really delicious though!

I am looking forward to this weekend as I am going to Barcelona with Alessio and we are going to see FC Barcelona play on Saturday at Camp Nou against Las Palmas! The tickets were a birthday present for Alessio and part of his Christmas present is money to spend in the FC Barcelona football shop!

Wishing you all a great mid week!

Monday, 9 January 2017

December Reading List

Last month I read 7 books and I finished off my reading challenge too! In the Goodreads I challenged myself to read more than 50 books and I surpassed that target. So this year I upted it 70 books let us see if I manage it!

The Lavender Ladies Detective Agency by Minna Lingren is set in Helsinki, Finland and it is a crime novel. A couple of ladies in their nursing home decide to investigate the death of an employee at the nursing home.

Dead Joker by Anne Holt, another in the series of Hanne Wilhelmsen a police inspector of the Oslo police. I am getting through this series albeit in the wrong order, which is a shame!

Crime at Christmas by C H B Kitchin, getting in the Christmas spirit so to speak minus people being killed part of it! A bit like an Agatha Christie where one of the guests starts to investigate the crimes and a police detective is also around.

I Can See In The Dark by Karen Fossum, sorry but I did not like this book at all!

The Killing of Bobbi Lomax by Cal Moriarty, this crime novel is set in the USA, where 3 explosions set off in 24hours causes many problems for the police.

The Bird That Did Not Sing by Alex Gray, I think I am up to date in this series set in Glasgow and DCI William Lorimer.

The Seafront Tea Rooms by Vanessa Green, a nice and easy read, I enjoyed this one a lot!

In my own reading challenge I read crime novels from 22 different countries! I have started another reading challenge and it is as follows picking a new author and their surname begins with each letter of the alphabet. I am rather pleased with this and it is always good to try out new authors. I have already finished with the letter A!

I wish you all good reading!

Friday, 6 January 2017

365 Photo Challenge Days 69 to 78

Day 69: Friday 16th Dec - Alessio finished with training

Day 70: Saturday 17th Dec - Zurich by Night

Day 71: Sunday 18th Dec - Bellevue Christmas market

Day 72: Monday 19th Dec - Three friendly Santas

Day 73: Tuesday 20th December - Out with friends, this is Jo

Day 74: Wednesday 21st Dec - Waiting for Fondue

Day 75: Thursday 22nd Dec - Gifts!

Day 76: Friday 23rd Dec - Alessio!

Day 77: Saturday 24th Dec - Christmas plants

Day 78: Sunday 25th Dec - Lunch at Nadine`s

Hope you all had a good start to the New Year. It has been a quiet week, Alessio stayed with his grandmother and there were still a few kids on holiday at work. Not doing much this weekend, I will probably go to see a movie though.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

New Years Eve!

New Years Eve was spent in Pieterlen which is about 15mins from Biel with my friend Aimee, her partner Boris and their 4 kids. Also my friend Janet, Michael and her daughter came too from Germany. We had a great time, drinking, eating, catching up with news and all the kids had a great time playing together. Just before midnight Alessio and Noah had fun lighting up fireworks. All in all it was a great day and evening with friends.

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Holiday Recap 2016

Bergen, Norway

Ljubliana, Slovenia

Zagreb, Croatia

Cologne, Germany

Ponte Delgada, The Azores

Porto, Portugal

Isle of Mull, Scotland

Luxembourg City

Wishing you all a fantastic 2017, full of happiness, good health and fun!

Monday, 26 December 2016

365 Photo Challenge Days 59 to 68

Day 59: Tuesday 6th December - moon time

Day 60: Wednesday 7th December - goodies from the santa bag

Day 61: Thursday 8th December - View from my classroon

Day 62: Friday 9th December - Alessio at his Christmas concert

Day 63: Saturday 10th December - Raclette evening

Day 64: Sunday 11th December - Christmas Market Bellevue

Day 65: Monday 12th December - After work treat!

Day 66: Tuesday 13th December - Christmas Decor at home

Day 67: Wednesday 14th December - Alessio relaxing

Day 68: Thursday 15th December - Ready to eat after the concert

Happy Christmas!

I had a lovely time at Nadine and Barry`s place for lunch! It was super, lots of delicious food and drink! Lovely people to chat too as well!

Today will be spent recovering and maybe go for a walk as it is a lovely sunny day!

Friday, 23 December 2016

Animals on Mull and Iona

Our trip to the Isle of Mull and Isle of Iona was just amazing, and on top of that we saw lots of animals. There were sheep everywhere and not at all bothered with cars and the like passing them by. In fact they walked by the side of the road, in the middle of the road and crossed the road whenever!

On our way back from Iona we passed a big group of ducks that once we had parked and I tried to take photos they all went on their merry way.

The cow in the last photo was one of the best it just carried on walking in spite of us driving very slowly behind it. In fact I think we were all a bit nervous as there were many cows on either side of the road. But everything ended well and we passed without incident!

Today is the last school day for Alessio and later on today we will drop by the Christmas market at Bellevue and have something to eat, then we will catch the new Star Wars movie.

Happy Christmas to everyone!