I love the strong beauty of the mountains and deeply enjoy living surrounded by them
Learning the names and features of plants I come across makes me appreciate them more
One of my all time favourite dishes, a Sicilian vegetable dish with, among others aubergine, my favourite vegetable
D Dream work
Since my youth I’ve been fascinated by dreams, their oddity, symbolism, and ”meaning”.
It is most interesting to keep a dream journal
E Edible wild plants
You’d be surprised how many of our common weeds found around your house are edible and even have medicinal qualities!
F Family & Friends
We all need family and friends to find our space in the world, to develop and thrive
Sowing, caring for and harvesting flowers, herbs and vegetables makes me feel close to nature and wonderfully alive.
“The mountains are always calling and I must go”. Hiking is life! ☺
I Ice Cream
A lifelong passion. When travelling through the US in 1977 I tried all of
Baskin & Robbin’s 31 flavours
J Joyeux Soleil
The name of my little timber house here in the Val d’Hérens, Switzerland.
My home & my castle
Enjoy it especially in winter time, curled up in my couch, with the flames dancing
in the fireplace and a cup of tea…
Love, all the shapes it comes in, is what makes life worth living
From Albinoni to Zucchero, across centuries, styles and genres – the perfect mood enhancer
N Nuts & Seeds
As a long-time vegetarian I adore nuts & seeds, not only because of their nutritional qualities. Have you tried this Nutty Chocolate…?
O Old school clothes
Vintage clothing! Wish I had saved more from my earlier years and my mother’s dresses from the 50’s – such details and such elegance
I adore all the smells from nature (flowers, fruits, and herbs), but also man made perfumes (Hermès’ Un Jardin après la Mousson)
Q Quinten Quist
Main character in one of my favourite books (and movies!), “The Discovery of Heaven” by Dutch author Harry Mulisch
Books have taught me so much, kept me company, made me laugh and cry e
ver since I was a little girl.
One of nature’s most amazing features: the sea. Spreads so much vitality, both when it’s strong and rough in autumn or warm and welcoming in summer. Oh, the Caribbean….!
Too little of it in the world. Tenderness is not weakness, but a soft force that makes ourselves and others come alive.
Favourite Japanese brand of clothes – even though I’m (almost) off the consumerism track 😉
From Avocado to White Cabbage, I almost love them all (sorry, okra, can’t get used to your texture), but aubergine is still my absolute favourite
Writing is my creative space, my lifeline, and my main channel of communication
Who can resist the soft, wooden sounds of an oboe or a xylophone? Not me.
You – the Other(s) – are as important to me as the air that I breathe
Z Zodiac signs
Guessed it? Mine is Libra, always in search of beauty and harmony –
and avoiding confrontation.
The Alphabet of Things I Love