On our way to the west mountains surrounding Olivone, (one of the smaller towns in the Italian speaking part of Switzerland), my dad and I trudged up through the hills close to the place my mum dropped us off. Since tackling the whole 15km way to Acquacalda would […]
The end of the school year is the toughest time for expats or internationally living families. To the usual change of class the change due to friends moving abroad is the one that affects us the most. We begin early to build a R.A.F.T. and say goodbye over […]
What growing up abroad as a German can feel/be like.
Sinterklaas or Nikolaus, San Nicola etc. in European countries is based on the legendary figure of St Nicholas. Born in 271 AD to a rich Greek family in Asia Minor in in the city of Patara (Lycia et Pamphylia), he was very religious from an early age. His […]
Yes, today is my blogs’ first anniversary! It’s been exactly a year since I published my first post and I have to say that I really enjoyed writing every single post. I’ve started blogging one year ago because I had written about many topics just “for me” and […]
Schellen-Ursli is a Swiss classic story for children about a Spring celebration in Engadine in Switzerland. His original name is Uorsin and the author of this Romansch-Swiss picture-book is Selina Chönz and the illustrations are made by the famous Swiss painter Alois Carigiet. It is a story in rhyme […]
In Italy today they celebrate la Befana. It is the Festa dell’Epifania: Epifania (Epiphany in English) is a Latin word with Greek origins and means either the Feast of the Epiphany (January 6) or “manifestation (of the divinity).” There are several legends about the Befana. 1) Following one […]
Today I received a mail with the parable about the cracked pot from a very lovely person and I would like to share it with you. Related articles We’re All Cracked Pots! (laughlady.wordpress.com) A Parable (melaniejeanjuneau.wordpress.com) Hope, Encouragement and the Parable of the Cracked Pot Part 1, Part […]