Friday, 7 March 2014
Last Saturday Alessio and I went to our local park for one hour, Alessio had been on at me for ages that
he wanted to go bike riding. Our local park has two smallish play areas at either end, but the location on the lake makes it lovely to visit. I realised that this was the first time at the park for maybe years, I used to always come here when he was a baby and toddler.
In spite of the late hour and it being a chilly, it was rather busy with people walking their dogs and with their children. Alessio had a great time cycling, trying to avoid the dogs and kids too! This weekend will be lovely with spring like weather, time to be out and about.
Wishing you all a great weekend!!
Wednesday, 5 March 2014
Photo of the Week is from Zurich, taken at the beginning of January this year. It shows part of the old town where there are some posh shops, benches to rest and narrow streets.. It is an interesting part to walk around and then you can go up to the Lindenhof and have some great views of the city. As I have mentioned a few times that I like to take photos at night and luckily I got the moon in this shot too.
Saturday, 1 March 2014
|Such a cute fluffy bunny!|
|Views of Lake Pfaffikon|
The first two months of 2014 are finished and looking back have not been to hardly any places, but I did go here. You may know of Jucker farm from the pumpkins exhibitions they have every autumn but this is new, the straw festival.
Alessio and I went at the end of January with our neighbours Barbara and her daughter Alessia, luckily it was a clear blue sky day. As soon as we arrived the kids just wanted to play on the giant haystack, but we told them first to should look around at the exhibits. Afterwards we all went to eat and the kids played in the playground, Barbara and I looked around the shop as she had never been to the place before.
With a sprinkling of snow on the ground the views were nice and there was the fire lit with the possibility to grill your own sausage. The only thing is that if it is really very cold then you do want not to sit outside, even if the kids do want to play outside. An afternoon or morning is enough to see everything and eat, it remains to be seen if this will be as successful as the pumpkin one.
Thursday, 27 February 2014
Around this time last year I was in Hong Kong for a week, it was a brilliant time. I really enjoyed my first venture into Asia and hope to go to Japan next April!
One of the many things I realised about HK is that is it busy all day long and that people are everywhere at all times of the day. In this area in Kowloon where are lots of markets to visit, there were so many shops signs and advertising, that it felt like that was the only things to see!
I do not have my first holiday of the year until the end of April and to be honest am feeling a bit restless and want to go somewhere!
Saturday, 22 February 2014
|Fancy a swing anyone?|
|Look what we made!|
On Thursday it was a really wonderful sunny, warm day, just the sort of day you cannot stay inside at all! So for the last day of the sport holidays we took the kids to the lake in Richterswil for the day. There is a great play area and next to the water a large sand area and places to grill.
From work we took lots of buckets and spades and the children had a great time in the sand. The boys made a volcano which you can see in the last photo, they were all quite proud of it.
For lunch we had our usual sausages and bread, it was really great to be grilling when it is only the middle of February and usually it should be very cold. As you would expect the place was very busy but we were the only ones grilling. We all had a great day out!
Friday, 14 February 2014
The photo of the week comes to you from Stirling in Scotland, after our visit to the castle we walked down this street in search of a coffee shop. I happened to notice the shop number signs and thought it looked quite interesting. A little different to the usual kind, the only thing is the number 4 is very hard to see, but is there right at the bottom of the sign in the middle. You may have to click onto the photo to see it at all.
Just booked our tickets to go back to Scotland for October! How far in advance you book flights? Never know if I should wait nearer the time and maybe it is cheaper or by then it is too late to get any tickets at all!
Happy Valentine Day!
Sunday, 9 February 2014
Our summer holiday in 2013 was to Copehagen, we spent a week there with my parents. During our stay we had 3 day trips and one was to Rosklide, to visit the Viking Museum. Not that far from Copenhagen we went by train, to get to the museum there is a walk through the town down to the sea, around 20mins.
The museum is outdoors and indoors, it is a very much on hands, you are able to help and make stuff. At the boatyard you can the craftsmen working, which was quite interesting to see and all the tools they need to make boats.
The museum holds a large collection of traditional nordic wooden boats and the reconstructed viking ships, which gives an idea of how the original ships looked 1,000 years ago.
On some boats you can board them and look around and see what they look like, Alessio quite enjoyed himself. Inside the museum there is the history of Nordic maritime adventure during the Viking Age and the five Skuldelev ships and its history too.
The kids can also dress up like Vikings, write their name in runic letters and there are also boat trips to take. Plenty to keep the kids busy, not mention yourselves too!
The town itself is very pleasant, an amazing cathedral, some lovely colourful buildings and shops to browse which should keep you even busier after the museum.
Definitely worth a visit and it is free for kids up to 18yrs old which is a bonus too.