Category: Stories

Some songs to remember

The end of the schoolyear 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 and […]

One year expatsincebirth

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 or a Bell for Ursli

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 […]

German? Really?

I just read a post by Olga about a conversation she overheard about Germans during a flight. It’s been a while that I wanted to publish something about the fact that being a German expat is not very flattering. I’ve spent several years, trying to avoid being cathegorized […]

La Befana vien di notte…

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 […]

The parable of the cracked pot

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 […]