Friday, November 12, 2010

Being alone...

I came across this little video (by film maker Andrea Dorfman) on youtube and I love is written and performed by poet/singer/songwriter Tanya Davis. I am good at being alone but I know lots of people are not and I think if you were one of those people you might learn to like it by watching this little video :) Also, if I have any readers left in the USofA, where is her accent's really cute!

Happy Friday everyone!

Monday, November 08, 2010


A bit quite around here, I really am finding it hard to find time for my blog...I don't know what it is...I seem to be busy, busy all the time (in a good way tho so I am not moaning!).

So, we had a wonderful time in Zurich for our long weekend (we went on 22nd and came back on 25th). It is a beautiful city with loads to see and do and the food...totally gorgeous! Every meal we had was delicious! We went to Hiltl for lunch on is a vegetarian restaurant and in fact, was the first vegetarian restaurant in Europe, opened in 1898! Well, we stuffed our faces and, as it was a late lunch, instead of going for a full-on meal on Saturday night we went to a local's favourite for Bratwurst - scrummy...comes with a hunk of sourdough bread and a little pot of mustard.

Of course, we had to sample the Luxemburgers (mini macaroons, famous in Zurich). We got these at Sprungli another famous coffeehouse/chocolate/bakery-type place! Luxemburgers are tiny..maybe under 2cm wide..very cute...

Not that I am obsessed with food or anything but there were lots of chocolates to choose from at Sprungli too! But the most amazing of all were the CHAMPAGNE TRUFFLES...I don't know what to say...we paid about €7 for 4 and they were worth it - absolutely divine!!

We stayed with a friend who has just moved into a new apartment in a great neighbourhood, just a few minutes from the city and right beside the lake. Zurich is very expensive, particularly eating out so it was great that we didn't have to pay for accommodation :) Couple of snaps from around where we stayed..such pretty homes :)

More food stuff...we went to Schober for breakfast on is a beautiful old building with a gorgeous cake and chocolate shop on the ground floor and upstairs a couple of levels of small eating areas. We went for the famous muesli...not like any muesli I have was all grated fruits mixed up with berries and yummy yoghurt, served with delicious bread and coffee...myself and my husband went back for brekkie again on Monday..

Some pictures from around the city and from a village on the lake called Rapperswill which we visited on Sunday afternoon..

All in all a great weekend!