Posts about Daily life

Switzerland hit for six by storms and floods

Torrential rain has hit Switzerland in the worst storms since the heavy flooding experienced two years ago. Sirens sounded the alarm in several parts of the country on Wednesday evening and more than 100 people were evacuated from their homes as rivers and lakes came close to bursting their banks. […] In canton Bern, the […]

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Rainy Train

A view out of the train window on my way home the other day, as the tail end of a storm swept over the Thunersee. No Photoshop work on this one other than image sharpening; this was the real colour of the scene.

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All Hail Summer

Heavy, violent storms are sweeping across central Switzerland in the evenings at the moment, with the worst one bringing lumps of hail the size of chicken eggs. The hail was falling so heavily and lying so thick on the streets, that it was still around the following morning in Interlaken, where the damage was most […]

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Way to work

My daily route to work alongside the Brienzersee takes me between mountains and lake, winding closely along the water’s shore and through incredibly dramatic scenery.

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Frosty mornings

The weather is rapidly turning to what it should be at this time of year: snow, frost and cold winds. A thick frost glazed our bedroom skylights this morning and coated the roads, pathways and (as you can see by this picture) the quay in Brienz, until mid-morning.

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Bauble

[Christmas arrived in our home last weekend](/journal/2006/12/11/twinkle-twinkle-little-star/) and, since then, the walls and warm wooden beams and pillars have been illuminated softly by fairy lights. Red glass baubles glow, candles twinkle, and the frosty winter world remains firmly outside.

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Home Town

When I see black and white photographs of London at night, I am reminded of when I used to go in to the city from where I lived in England, either to visit friends or just to experience the hustle, bustle and lively atmosphere. I was born in the centre of London and lived there […]

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Listless list

Jo is away in Scotland for over two weeks, and I find myself listless. There are lots of things to do, which I’d planned to fill the time while Jo’s not here: preparing photographs, tidying and cleaning, bringing some semblance of order to the piled mess which is my home office desk. Getting those endless […]

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