Author Archives: Sabinas

Marvellous Mittens

Nowadays, with the lifestyle I’ve chosen, I almost only give away hand made gifts for Christmas. Already in the beginning of autumn I try to figure out what will be “The Gift of the Year” – this way I get … Continue reading

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Mirrors of the Soul

Sometimes, when I unexpectedly catch the eyes of a stranger in the street or along my trails, with just one glance there is an immediate sense of communion. It is like a magical on the spot understanding. The other person … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays!

Two weeks of relaxed holidays. Time for family & friends. Carefully selected, favourite food, prepared with extra love and care. Long walks, all wrapped up in hats and shawls. Evenings with flickering fires, long conversations, good books and mulled wine. … Continue reading

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Snow-White Happiness

Ever since the winter of ’69, when we played in more than a meter of snow (and school closed for the day!) I have been longing for a really snowy winter. This year I finally got it, with interest and … Continue reading

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The Inner Child

Thinking back at when we were children, there are not always only sunny and happy memories, but also things we feel that we were missing. Perhaps we didn’t always feel fully noticed or appreciated, perhaps we wanted to be hugged … Continue reading

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Whisky Glögg

The holiday season is here and even in my village the traditional Christmas ornaments are in place on the lampposts. Apart from decorating my house the most important preparation is making my own glögg. Glögg is a Swedish version of … Continue reading

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Tonglen II

Sometimes you come across a person during your day and you can see it in his or her face that they are not well. They might seem anxious, sad, angry or just extremely tense. In moments like these you feel … Continue reading

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Poetizing Life

When I read the expression “to poetize life” it instinctively appealed to me, even though I wasn’t really sure what it meant. Checking up the expression I learned that to poetize life means to “bring beauty and love to man, … Continue reading

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At Home Outdoors/Draußen zuhause

When I was a little girl there was a period when my mother had to make me go outside. I just wanted to remain in the house, being a bookworm already then. There were not many kids nearby that I … Continue reading

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Profuse Pumpkin Period

Even if we don’t celebrate Halloween up here in the Swiss Alps, we’re still in the middle of the pumpkin period. A kind neighbour, more successful in growing these gorgeous fruits than me, gave me a big specimen and I … Continue reading

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