the Simple Words of a Wise Woman

Two Sundays ago we went up a mountain called Melchsee Frutt for the second time this year. It was spectacularly sunny, jacket-off walking weather, and it even made me kind of want to learn to ski. I got so mountain high up there and the feeling permeated the following week. We wondered why we didn’t […]

Pulp Fiction

Do you ever feel like you are about to combust? If you would like to be comforted by someone else’s downer, read on. If you would like to be cheered and bolstered, please click on one of the other links to the right of the Wonderlust blogpage. Or maybe my downer will cheer and bolster […]

no higher than your heart

By now some of you are aware of ‘The Roller-blading Incident’  – yes, the one where I thought I could roller-blade, again. I mean, who the hell can’t roller-blade? It looks so easy when co-ordinated people do it. It’s not that I can’t roller-blade at all – but I am just not at the level […]

cold hands warm heart

I have just come to an understanding about culture and it feels like my head has been cracked open and the light of wisdom is streaming in. It may be plainly obvious but I have to share it with you anyway. Yesterday after writing the blog post about cats and intuition, I headed out to […]

heart of clouds

Let me be really honest with you,  as much as I would love to write something really upbeat and inspirational, there’s a grey cloud over my heart and all I really just want to talk about is how much the weather here sucks. You see there’s this jet stream thingy and because of the warming […]

Warning- this blog post contains nudity

Let’s talk about something serious here people…. Switzerland and Sweden – do you really know the difference? This is how the conversation goes 99% of the time when a Swiss person encounters a foreigner elsewhere in the world. Guy : So where are you from? Martin : Switzerland Guy : Ahh that’s where the hot […]

great expectations

In case y’all don’t know too much about Switzerland, besides what can be gathered from a Lindt packet, let me just tell you that she is not just a pretty face. This is a land of contradiction and controversy.  Practicality, progressiveness and tradition sit side by side, somewhat harmoniously – just like the three languages […]