Showing posts with label Lucky Dip. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lucky Dip. Show all posts

Friday, 28 July 2017

Life Lately - Back to Basics

With the passing of time, I turn more and more towards a peaceful life, focused on nature and simple pleasures. A good homemade meal, a relaxing moment in a health spa, hiking in the mountains, reading a good book...

These moments really fill me with happiness and if I could stop the time so that they lasted longer, I would be an even happier bunny... 

That said when I go out in Geneva, I have a lot of fun, but in my mind, I cannot think of anywhere more exquisite than this secluded village somewhere in the Swiss Alps.

One thing I love about Heidi’s Country is that it is not as crowded and touristy as some major ski resorts; here there are only grocery shops and cafes. Most inhabitants are locals or second home owners who want to run away from the hustle and bustle of busy city life. Here, the watchword is quality of life.

You already know that I’m fan of champagne and I love that there’s always a bottle chilling in the fridge. I can’t think of a better way to start the weekend in style...

Having meals with an amazing view...

I love trying recipes from cookbooks from different cultures. This time I adapted a Moroccan Couscous Salad with a Lebanese Barbecue Chicken...I can tell you it tasted heavenly...

Despite trying to keep my size 36, there is quite frankly always room for little desserts. These were light, fruity and delicious.

The passion fruit mousse

The exotic fruit mousse

Even in the mountains, I never forego my homemade manicure and pedicure...hahaha…

After each meal, long walks in the mountains are our most enjoyable hobby...

Stunning views everywhere...

Improvised Sanctuary

As a girl who loves pretty dresses, each visit I choose one of my old summer dresses that has not had an outing from my wardrobe in a long while... It has been a while since I posted a “reader’s look”. I have been so busy and to be honest the cold winter weather was not much of a help.
...grazing cows and horses are part of the scenery...

The wild cat sometimes comes to say hello

Wild flowers everywhere and many splendid butterflies

Finally, I take this opportunity to let you know that the blog is going back to basics too.

I created this blog with the goal of sharing my passion for beautiful things, with family, friends and acquaintances who mostly live abroad. The other purpose was to record my memories and share my experiences with people who have the same interests. It has been both very exciting and very challenging.

Over time, the time spent on blog activities became something I resented in terms of its impact on my professional and private life. Therefore, I will stop certain blogging activities such as accepting and replying to comments, visiting other blog sites, replying to mails... I will simply update my blog twice a week.

I have really enjoyed being inspired by some bloggers and meeting “real life” readers living in Geneva and London was SO nice...

Lots of Love

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Happy 2nd Year Blog Anniversary To Me!

There are always flowers for those who want to see them – Henri Matisse

Wild flowers from Heidi’s Country.

Lots of Love

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

A small gesture for others

A couple weeks ago, on a Sunday morning, I did the “spring cleaning” which means a lot of sorting and storage.  I got out my spring clothes from the wardrobe and sorted out the winter clothes that I do not want to keep for next year and also some accessories that I never wear and decorative objects that I no longer want.

I selected all the things that I wanted to take to Caritas. I do this twice a year and this time I thought it was worthy of a mention here. So, my dear readers living in and around Geneva, instead of selling your things second-hand or throwing them into the recycling bin, please do not hesitate to make a gesture for those who are in need by giving your unwanted stuff away to Caritas.

Returning to my story, after all the uncluttering I prepared a Greek yogurt cake as a reward for all my efforts...hahaha...

It was a very easy, fast and delicious cake. Even though it was slightly overbaked, it was really tasty. Accompanied with a pot of Ceylon Orange Pekoe loose black tea, bought last time I was in Convent Garden at the Tea House.

I thank you so much for being here and reading this little message and wish you all a Happy and Peaceful Easter.

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