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!

Monday, 19 December 2016

365 Photo Challenge Days 49 to 58

Day 49: Saturday 26th November - Christmas market

Day 50: Sunday 27th November - Again the Christmas market

Day 51: Monday 28th November - Alessio chose his advent calender

Day 52: Tuesday 29th November - Dinner made by my mother in law

Day 53: Wednesday 30th November - View from Kilchberg

Day 54: Thursday 1st December - Soft toy from work

Day 55: Friday 2nd December - Sock Christmas tree

Day 56: Saturday 3rd December - Chocolate factory lights

Day 57: Sunday 4th December - Opera house lit up

Day 58: Monday 5th December - Getting ready for St Nicholas

It is hard to believe that it is very nearly Christmas Day! I have done all the present buying and this year I have not sent out any Christmas cards (sorry). Alessio is with his dad for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day, I will spend Christmas Day with my friend Nadine, her family and friends.

This weekend I finally saw the movie The Girl on the Train, while I had already read the book so knew what the outcome would be, I still enjoyed it.

I Visited the Christmas market at Bellevue twice this weekend and will be there again tomorrow evening. It has some great food stalls and not to mention the mulled wine!

Wishing you all a great week!

Friday, 16 December 2016

Weekend in Geneva

The weekend we had in Geneva was back in September and it was the ill fated trip where I tripped and torn my ligaments in my right foot. At least it happened right at the end of our weekend if it had to happen at all!

My parents and I took the train from Zurich and in around 3 hours were in Geneva, our hotel was not too far from the station. Once settled in we walked into the city centre and of course saw the famous water jet. I already did a post on this a few months back.

We visited and saw all the usual tourist sites and enjoyed a few glasses of wine in between too! Later in the afternoon we went to Carouge with the tram, which is a city just next to Geneva. It has lots of restaurants, cafes, bars and boutique shops. We could not find a restaurant open so we only stopped for some wine instead. Afterwards we headed back to into Geneva, had dinner and back to the hotel. My father and I had a wonder around the city centre later on in the evening and saw the jet d`eau, which in the evening is lighted up.

The next day we visited the small town of Hermonice, which I will do a short post on soon and had a glimpse of the Villa Diodacti which Lord Byron rented for a few months in the summer of 1816.

We were then going to see the United Nations buildings, but then I tripped walking down a ramp and the rest is history as they say!

Hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Photo of the Week - Black Ink Fountain

Photo of the week is from Luxembourg, we visited the MUDAM which is the Musée d`Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean. It shows contemporary art and we both liked many of the pieces (well as much as Alessio can like an art museum). This was my favorite piece black ink fountain by Su-Mei Tse.

Wishing you all a happy mid -week!

Monday, 12 December 2016


Tobermory is the capital of the Isle of Mull in the Inner Hebrides and it is a very colourful town as you can see from the photos. The town is also the setting for the well known kid`s programme Balamory! It has a whiskey distillery which you can visit but we did not have enough time. There are nice restaurants, arts and craft shops, I bought some lovely stuff. Some interesting information is that legend has it that one of the Spanish Armada ships sunk carrying gold bullion in its sheltered bay. We did visit all over the island and more posts about the isle will come!

Hope you all had a lovely weekend! I certainly had a busy one, Friday evening saw Alessio, his class, plus 12 others singing Christmas songs in a church in Zurich. It was lovely and we could see Alessio very well from his position.

On Saturday I saw some good friends Aimee, Janet and Claire that I had not seen for a while. It was great to catch up and chat. In the evening Janet and Claire came round for raclette with two other friends.

On Sunday Alessio and I went to see the movie Sing, it is very good and we both enjoyed it. Beforehand we had met some other friends before two of them did the New Year`s Run.