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A Small New World

It find it exciting that I still meet new people up here in my little village with its 263 inhabitants, especially when they’re avid hikers and nature lovers like me ☺ Recently I made the acquaintance of Valérie, and some … Continue reading

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Days & Nights in Nature

During summer I’d like to spend my whole life outdoors. Due to electricity and water some things have to be handled in the house, though, like cooking and washing. However, almost any other activity be moved outdoors! Even ironing: with … Continue reading

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The Happy Amateur Hiking Guide

In my youth I always saw myself as a Lone Wolf and didn’t want to conform to any “group activities” or groups. When I moved up to the Alps, however, I realised that it was not the best way to … Continue reading

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Wonderful Wildflowers

Spring is the season for wildflower abundance in the Alps and every flower lover’s paradise! The variety seems endless; flowers come in all shapes and colours and here’s just a small selection. This pink flower is surely found in other … Continue reading

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Know Your Soil

When I moved to my little house in the mountains, one of the first things I did was to prepare for a small herb garden. It has always been a dream of mine to grow my own herbs! I found … Continue reading

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Outdoor Meditation

Next to my garden shed there is a perfect space where I can sit outside and meditate unseen and undisturbed. It’s a quiet little corner; the only living souls passing by are the cows or donkeys, sometimes grazing next to … Continue reading

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Nettle Hummus

My friends say I’m the only person they know who has actually planted nettles in her garden… ! I know they sting, but I just LOVE nettles (and they’re tucked away in a far corner of my garden, just in … Continue reading

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Spring Renewal

We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come. Joseph Campbell In many … 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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