My Favourite Things, Chorus (to end the series)

When the dog bites, When the bee stings, When I’m feeling sad, I simply remember my favourite things, And then I don’t feel so bad.   Here's the final entry for the chorus of My Favourite Things (from The Sound of Music) to conclude the wonderful series of Subjects from Songs, for Cee's weekly Fun... Continue Reading →

Thinking briefly of poetry at 2 am

29 January 2015 2:19 AM Dear Void Are you able to sleep? I am not. I am here and awake and about ready to have an epiphany that I know will not come. Words are coming out as though they are the impatient commuters on the Swiss SBB CFF FFS rails; they have to get... Continue Reading →

A final acceptance speech made to share 33 blog sites

Thank you to everyone who has ever nominated me for anything. I appreciate it but this is going to be my last acceptance since it takes a LOT of time to make these posts. In case anyone ever feels like giving me another award please don't desist and I will accept it on an honorary basis.... Continue Reading →

New Awards for the New Year – Part I (Virtual Blog Tour)

This year has started off with me being nominated by some exceptional bloggers for some wonderful awards. Although I am usually very uncomfortable when praised I would be completely amiss if I didn’t say I am very grateful. You have hundreds if not thousands of blogs that you follow. You read, like and discuss many... Continue Reading →

Letter to Googlers who happened upon my blog

Dear Google searcher aka Googler I usually don't get to see what brought you to my blog. You have strict privacy settings and I only get to stare into the abyss of 'Unknown search terms', trying to decipher your intentions. Then there are days when something quite extraordinary happens: I finally get to see your trail... Continue Reading →

The Swiss sense of humour

Example 1: Swiss men are hilarious A group of Swiss french-speaking men, from the canton Valais, were on a flight with us; returning from what appeared to have been a drunken boisterous company weekend in the south of Spain. This is what we overheard, Man 1: I had my dog's tail cut off. Man 2:... Continue Reading →

My Favourite Things, Verse 1

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, Bright copper kettles and warm woollen mittens, Brown paper packages tied up with strings: These are a few of my favourite things. The Sound of Music is my all-time favourite musical. It's my childhood. It's my introduction to Europe. It's my love for western harmonics - until then... Continue Reading →

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