Category Archives: travel

The Case of the Budgie in the Garden…

When I was a small child, my parents were enthusiastic potato-growers. At least my father was, I’m not sure Mum was quite as passionate about it but she did her bit bravely. We lived in a cottage flat with a … Continue reading

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September trees… #SilentSunday

The trees are just beginning to turn… I took some almost-autumn tree pics this week, and weather permitting, I’ll do some October pics with the same trees next month. Next week, we’re having A.J. Griffiths-Jones, with her choice of classic … Continue reading

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Location: Bristol. With Maggie James.

It’s a while since we’ve had a location guest post here, so I was really pleased when crime writer Maggie James agreed to do one for the publication of her new book, She’ll Never Tell. I’ve read the book (a … Continue reading

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Sand Sculpture Festival

A couple of kilometres up Lake Constance from here lies Rorschach, a small town with a harbour and a lovely lakeside park. They’ve had an international sandsculpture festival there ever since 1999, the year of the big solar eclipse, when … Continue reading

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The #WritingLife, and summer in Switzerland…

It hasn’t been one of those glorious sunshiney summers here in N.E. Switzerland. We’ve had good days, bad days and downright disgusting days. Our lake is very high, but thankfully we escaped the worst of the flooding other parts of … Continue reading

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Take a walk in Switzerland… #SilentSunday

Here are a few pics from last week’s walks here on the banks of Lake Constance, in N.E. Switzerland. Next week, it’s Alison Morgan with her choice of Classic Comfort reads – see you then!

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Summer on the building site…

It’s the fourth of July – Happy Independence Day, if you’re celebrating today. Happy summer too, and here’s hoping we get one. Here in Switzerland, we’ve had bursts of heat followed by violent storms followed by days of drizzle… and … Continue reading

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(Almost) Silent Sunday – A Lake in Switzerland…

I’m lucky to live on the banks of Lake Constance, the second largest lake in Switzerland.(Photos from Pixabay.) Blue lake… I used to have nightmares about this kind of thing when my boys were at the teenage-pedalo stage… Sunset on … Continue reading

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Springtime in Switzerland… #SilentSunday

We’ve had everything from snow to hot sunshine over the past few weeks. Here’s a selection of photos taken round about where I live, by lovely Lake Constance. Next week, we’re having the third last A-Z post – watch out … Continue reading

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#Travel in Switzerland…

Holidays abroad are going to be very hit or miss this year. Personally, I’m not planning on going anywhere too far from home. This could include going to another country – I can see two others from my flat as … Continue reading

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