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Archive for March, 2011

A day of small pleasures

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Sometimes I think we get the most happiness from the simple pleasures that touch our everyday lives. The little things. These made me happy today…. a good cup of coffee and a freshly baked hot cross bun for breakfast (I posted the recipe last year – it’s in the cooking section if you want it!) […]

Cupcakes à la Suisse

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Cupcake mania has finally made it to Switzerland. As with all patisserie, the Swiss seem to have taken the art form to its extreme! My husband bought these home from Vollenweider on the Seefeldstrasse in Zürich, a very, very beautiful patisserie. I have to say that I can’t ever imagine buying a cupcake from a […]

Winter White Schnibble

Monday, March 28th, 2011

It’s finally done! My fingers are shredded from all the quilting, but finally my Winter White Schnibble is complete. I’ve been working on this for just ages and I really don’t know why it took as long as it did. I’m very happy with the result though – restful, slightly old fashioned colours and made […]


Sunday, March 27th, 2011

Next week is going to be more than hectic. I’m waiting for a big and long delayed project to arrive, over which I will have to wave a magic wand and edit in no time at all to meet an already tight deadline. At least that is what my client wants and expects and so […]

Spring on the farm

Friday, March 25th, 2011

Once or twice a week I drive to the next village to buy my fruit and vegetables at the local farm shop. It’s a wonderful shop in an old barn – only open for a few hours four days a week – and always full wonderful things! They always sell a lot of their own […]