Category Archives: Creativity

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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Crispy Crunchy Knäckebröd

Some weeks ago I blogged about this season’s favourite soup and I think a soup needs to be accompanied by some nice bread. Most often I serve my beloved sour-dough bread, but a homemade crisp bread is also an appreciated … Continue reading

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Flower Power

Flowers makes us happy and I think even clothes with flower prints spread jollity. They are not serious or elegant, but they manifest a joy of living! Flower prints might be regarded as a little ridiculous by those who want … Continue reading

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Dear Writing

Dear Writing, Ever since I was a child, you have always been there, like a faithful friend. In those days I sporadically kept a journal, wrote lots of notes to my friends during classes, and loved essay writing. My teacher … Continue reading

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Story of a Name Sign

In my region of Switzerland many houses have names. I find it a lovely habit to give your house a name and thereby adding to its personality. Once upon a time in a small Swiss village there was a little … Continue reading

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Sow a Seed – The Miracle of Growth

Is there anything more miraculous than seeing something grow…? A child, a tree, a cat, a vegetable, or a tiny plant? You don’t need a garden to sow a seed and watch it turn to a plant. Already before I … Continue reading

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The Curse of the Knitter

When I was twelve, our old aunt Brita taught me how to knit. That was the starting point of my knitting mania that, with peaks and valleys, has stayed with me ever since. It has resulted in innumerable sweaters, cardigans, … Continue reading

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The Creative Retreat

For a long time I’ve wanted to start writing more. The cold season would have been the perfect period to increase the number of hours I spend writing, but last winter was a difficult period, and despite my best intentions … Continue reading

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Planners & Discoverers

The other day I read a very interesting paper by Daniel Chandler, “The Phenomenology of Writing by Hand”. There, he
divides writers into two groups: Planners, who tend to think of writing primarily as a means of recording or communicating ideas, … Continue reading

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Colour Therapy

I am convinced that the general mood lift most of us experience during spring and summer is, at least partly, due to the return of colours. In many regions winters are prevailingly dull and grey and it is no wonder … Continue reading

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