Category Archives: travel

Winter in Switzerland (almost) #SilentSunday #travel

In just a few weeks, Saving the Lakeside Hotel will be out and I’ll be sharing lots of scenic spring photos of Switzerland, as Stacy and Emily arrive at the hotel and realise it’s not quite what they’d expected… Meanwhile, … Continue reading

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New book on the way! #amwriting #travel And it’s set by a lake in Switzerland…

Several years ago now, I self-published the Lakeside Hotel series, five feel-good novellas about Stacy from Cheshire and Rico from N.E. Switzerland. It was fun, and a restful contrast to my rather gloomier psychological suspense fiction, but I always felt … Continue reading

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1989, or: the Trabi in the supermarket car park… #memories #Berlin

My Christmas read this time was Val McDermid’s 1989, a great book and a year I remember very well. In 1989 we were living in the same town in N.E. Switzerland, a little further from Lake Constance than we are … Continue reading

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After the Christmas market… #SilentSunday #travel

It was a snowy Saturday night in St Gallen. This is the last post now until January. After nine years, my blog is in dire need of a good clear-out, and I suspect that might not be as easy as … Continue reading

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#SilentSunday #sledges

I was at the Swiss National Museum last week, and found these… See you next week!

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Fountains… #travel #water

For the past few weeks, I’ve been taking photos of fountains in our local area here in N.E. Switzerland, some in our little town, others in St Gallen, our nearest city. There’s quite a variety… First up – our town’s … Continue reading

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A walk in Swiss woods… #travel (almost) #SilentSunday

After all the rain we’ve had recently, it was good to have some sunshine last week. I thought I’d walk through the woods and see how the beaver dams (there are three) were getting on. I tried to go on … Continue reading

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Sunshine in Switzerland… #SilentSunday #travel

Water… a weekend walk to the lake. It makes such a difference where the sun is – the two last photos were taken less than a minute apart, but looking in different directions.

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#Wildlife in Switzerland… #nature #birds

Our flat here in N.E. Switzerland is metres away from a belt of woodland. In winter, the view to the north is tall tree trunks with Lake Constance and Germany beyond, and in summer we have peaceful shades of leafiness … Continue reading

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Summer in Switzerland, and the fire next door… #SilentSunday(almost) #travel

A few photos of two of the trips I took this summer. (More to follow later in the month.) Over the lake to Friedrichshafen in Germany. Click on the pics to see the uncropped version: A walk around the Gubsensee … Continue reading

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