NaBloPoMo: Spring

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A sure sign Spring is here (and oh so very small town Switzerland): the cows are out in the field again… our apartment is on the same street and old Mabel and her friend’s bells make a hell of a noise while they dine at 4am!!

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My absolute favourite part** of Spring, of course has to be the hayfever. The teary eyes, the sore throat and constant sneezing leading everyone on the train to think to have  bad case of Swine Flu and looking at you like a diseased leper. Not to mention the light-headedness from the multiple anti-histamines (cos one is just not enough!) and everyone constantly looking at you with pity then laughing and thanking the Universe that they don’t have to suffer like you do.

Ah yes, I love, love, love Spring!! >bah humbug<

**note excessive sarcasm here

The weekend

Saturday’s shoe of the day, 015worn with boyfriend jeans and black t-shirt with the same colours as the shoes. Ideal for walking around Ikea and the WestFest to celebrate the opening of tunnels through the Uetliberg making it faster to travel from Zurich to Zug and beyond.

 007  New Ikea lamp.
106Red Bull Formula 1 racing car and the tyre marks it left.    113

074 Check here for more videos of the car’s performance. 041 Red Bull support car.
Fairground attractions – I, of course, took a ride on the Ferris Wheel 🙂

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085  Giant mammoth sized burgers, swiss style! And no fair (Chilbi) is complete without Knoblibrot (garlic bread) yumm!!!!!042

Shoe of the day

I’ve not been a good blogger of late. Though, mind you, I did blog a fair amount when I was home ill last week.

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Today, in spite of the drizzly weather, I’m wearing a pair of Nine West Leather peep toe shoe-boots. Along with it (since everyone gets dressed from their shoes up, right?) a pair of wide leg suit trousers and fitted three quarter sleeve polo neck jumper. To complete the outfit, Swarovski’s Domination range of earrings and matching necklace (I decided wearing the matching bracelet was a tad OTT, better suite for a night out) and casually draped around my neck, a grey cashmere scarf. (While on holiday in South Africa recently I saw the same shoe-boot in gold on sale at Nine West, bit too garish for me, but at least cheaper than what I paid for these in London.
I love this shoe-boot as it works well in Winter and could do for a night out in Summer (sans tights, of course), they’re super comfortable too!
Happy Friday everyone!

A visit to Madame Toussards London Oct 08


Alfed Hitchcock couldn’t keep his hands off me!

 

Charles Dickens had a thing or two to say about that!

While The Terminator came to drag him away  to the Chamber of Horrors

To see more of my star gazing, go here.

Teddy Bears all around

I had a wonderful day at the Badi with ms-mac and the mac-lings on Wednesday, though I’ve realised just how unfit I am. I take my hat off to ms-mac, she is amazing, full of stamina and strength and the epitome of grace. She also has miles and miles of patience who as wonderful as they are a handful.
We had a fantastic time and I came home exhausted and somewhat sore, serves me right for being so unfit! We’re going to try and keep a fixed swimming date, let’s hope I am diligent enough to get healthier!
I did not venture near that slide at all, though I have been informed that ms-mac has braved it numerous times! Hinwil Badi May 05
Today I went off in search of the infamous Teddy-Summer project which has had world wide media interest and coverage (I’ve even heard about it on South African radio) I managed to photograph about 120 of the 600+ bears, though I did skip a few that didn’t quite interest me.
It being such a hot summer’s day here in Zurich; had everyone out and about and the streets were full. I enjoyed most, watching little kids’ reactions to the bears – most could not resist touching them and you often saw little ones giving the bears a hug. When I could I took a picture of them, trying to avoid large(r) German women who I was convinced would pummel me! Züribären kids style
I plan to head back out tomorrow and find more bears, and will post on the subject again over the next few days. Today’s collage though, are the kids and kid themed bears.
COMMENT-AUTHOR: Ms. Mac
COMMENT-DATE: 5/27/2005 6:45 AM
COMMENT-BODY: Hope you weren’t too sore!
I had a lovely afternoon!
COMMENT-AUTHOR: Katya
COMMENT-DATE: 5/27/2005 6:07 PM
COMMENT-BODY: wow that slide is huge…glad you had a good time though, even if you are a bit sore, sounds like it was well worth it…