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A glimpse of Zurich 

For our winter school holidays ski trip to Switzerland we flew into Geneva and out of Zurich. This gave us the opportunity to see a little bit of a French-speaking … Continue reading

March 10, 2017 · 4 Comments

Skiing at Grindelwald 

For the winter school holidays (Vinterferie) this year we stayed with friends in their chalet in Grindelwald, Switzerland. We caught the train from Geneva to Lausanne and spent a few hours … Continue reading

February 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Lovely Lausanne 

Winter school holidays are here again and this year we are skiing in Switzerland. Friends kindly invited us to stay at their chalet and we jumped at the chance to … Continue reading

February 22, 2017 · 1 Comment

Giselle by the Latvian National Ballet 

We are in Riga, Latvia for my 40th birthday as a long weekend getaway from Trondheim, Norway. An acquaintance walked part of the way to the bus stop with me … Continue reading

January 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Riga Street Food Festival 

We are in Riga, Latvia for a long weekend to celebrate my 40th birthday. Luckily for us the Riga Street Food Festival was on today.  The edge of the old … Continue reading

January 15, 2017 · 2 Comments

The lead-up to Christmas in Trondheim, Norway

We have lived in Trondheim, Norway for 16 months and already the steady shortening of the days leading up to Christmas seems normal. Growing up in Australia, where Christmas is … Continue reading

December 13, 2016 · 3 Comments

Autumn in Bavaria – Bamberg to Berlin

We had a wonderful 11 days in Germany for høstferie. We focused on child friendly activities so that our 7 and 9 year old children would have a good holiday … Continue reading

October 24, 2016 · 2 Comments

Autumn in Bavaria – Oktoberfest 

As we walked down into the next valley from the forest, we noticed a sign for a presentation of bock beer at the brewery we were walking past. It would … Continue reading

October 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Autumn in Bavaria – not black forest 

We set off from our apartment in Viereth Trunstadt, along a creek, beside farms and headed towards the lovely forest.  We stopped to chat with a lovely ederly woman in … Continue reading

October 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Autumn in Bavaria – Sleepy Viereth Trunstadt

From Rothenberg ob der Tauber we continued along the romantic road and stayed in a huge house in Viereth Trunstadt, near Bamberg. The village is sleepy and not very attractive but we … Continue reading

October 17, 2016 · 4 Comments