I am a Swiss, living in Basel, Switzerland, sharing my passion for food, cooking, recipes, wine, travel, family, animals, friends and life on my blog.
@rshin Hey Rula! Thank you so much for commenting on my post at Late Bloomers, for some reasons (maybe @livefyre knows?) both your comments have disappeared ... but your second comment made it into my mailbox and I want you to know how much I appreciate it. Especially when you say: "I like writing that's from the heart and mind, and your answer to this very interesting question flows easily and feels very genuine." It was raw and unplugged.
2 days, 10 hours ago on Do You Know Who You Are?
@tandysinclair Thanks, Tandy, it was like diving off a cliff without thinking too much and it did have some cleansing effect :)
2 days, 11 hours ago on Do You Know Who You Are?
Thanks, Josh, for this informative post, I had a look at Spin Sucks and it looks promising.
4 days, 7 hours ago on WIll Livefyre Sidenotes Save Blog Commenting?
@KDillabough @Lori @Late_Bloomers Both of us have been out of touch, my dear friend, and I sometimes have the impression I have lost my writing hand ...
I admire Lori so much for her strength, drive and fortitude, she sets a fine example.
Thanks for your encouragement, you are so right! Oh, my book: you will have to wait some years, right now there is another baby project whining at my feet and asking for my attention .... out for a walk in rain today. But we have been so spoilt with lovely spring weather - no complaints.
I wish you a glorious Easter Weekend with lots of sunshine and new colours sweeping the white away!
6 days, 10 hours ago on Do You Know Who You Are?
@Lori Fun? Ah, Lori, I cannot call it fun yet, it was a challenge meant for me and I wisely chose to take it up! I posted the link in the comment section.
I have just realised that my share button has vanished on my site - what the heck has happened now? Ah well, I will go out now IRL and deal with it later!
1 week ago on Do You Know Who You Are?
@CorinneRodrigues Hey, Corinne, what a pleasure to see you at Late Bloomers and thank you so much for your appreciation of Roco! He is such an adorable dog. I grew up with boxers, they are great family dogs. Will you post some pictures of yours?
1 week, 4 days ago on Roco – New Puppy At Home
@Tedora Liebe Tedora, das ist doch die beste Reaktion auf die Fotos! Vielen Dank und e Guete!
1 week, 4 days ago on About Late Bloomers Shop
@JanineRipper LOL, Janine! Of course, you have a recipe to share, let's hear about it!
Have a great Sunday and thanks for visiting!
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Temptation And Strawberry Delight
@Joshua Wilner/A Writer Writes I often wish to live in such a climate but maybe I am so used to seasons that I'd miss something?
Thanks, Josh, appreciate your visit, I am so caught up IRL - I have a lot of catching up to do ...
3 weeks ago on Temptation And Strawberry Delight
@Lori @Late_Bloomers Fresh is best! The delight to bite into a sun warmed strawberry -ahhhh!
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Temptation And Strawberry Delight
@Lori @Late_Bloomers I have no clue right now, Lori, maybe part of it :( No, she is not okay, she is very fragile and hurt, with advancing age she is loosing her independence step by step and this is a major setback.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Do You Run From Your Feelings?
What a timely post, Lori! Let me share here what happened to me last Monday: the new week was off to an excellent start, lovely spring weather, the sun warming up and begging flowers and blossoms to burst open and make us rejoice in all the brilliant colours. I was happily writing away on my strawberry post when I received a phone call from my mom: on her way home somebody stole her purse from her bag. Action mode: call the police, have the cards canceled (too late, money gone) and report it in the police station.
Beneath all that action mode I was feeling so much anger (and a plethora of other feelings: impotence, hurt, pity for my mom) and yet had to shove it aside for the time being. I found a release and a way to connect with my anger etc. when I shared our story on FB. The feedback comforted me and similar stories shared made me feel stronger. I can let go of my anger now, it has turned into a feeling of empathy and compassion.
@Lori Good morning, Lori, and would you like a cup of coffee?
Lucky you having strawberries in your garden, I only have a few plants with Imola strawberries (that's the one with the tiny but ever so fragrant fruits) and there is always a race between the slugs and me who gets there first!
What do you do with your strawberries? Eat them fresh, jam, freeze?
@Christine Donalies Thank you so much, Christine, it is one of my favourites and we spent such a lovely day on the market and in the town of Mulhouse, crossing the border to France and a mere 30 kilometers away - it feels like a holiday! Yes, I'd love to share a meal, some glasses of wine and lots of laughter with you as well!
1 month ago on About Late Bloomers Shop
Hi, Lori, allegria = uplifting of your mood, a transformation to a state of bliss and you know, of course, what jumps into my mind: The Ode to Joy by Ludwig van Beethoven in his 9th symphony!
Like @Steve_Rice I never associated the position of my eyes with my mood but you are so right: our spirits move in the direction of our gaze. When I catch myself looking down I automatically have a limited radius, I do not meet people at eye level or open up to unlimited possibilities when star gazing!
Lovely post, my friend!
1 month ago on Alegria
@JSJ2020 Hey, Muriel! My whole life is a carnevale ... ;-)
1 month ago on Basler Fasnacht – Carneval de Bâle
@Lori Hi, Lori, you can have fun anywhere! No, this was my friend Esther, I was filming it! And the others were all men disguised as Indian men and women, I wonder how long they have studied the choreography - it was perfect!
Yes, we are very lucky with the weather: an uncommonly mild winter and now the most beautiful spring weather, 22° C today and tomorrow, then it will take a dive to below 10° C with rain at the weekend (of course). But I am savouring each moment and try to spend as much time as possible outside with Roco!
My cough is better, thank you, but it has decided to stay with me!
Maybe the spring weather will travel to your region now, I wish it for you, has there ever been as much snow and ice in NB before?
Hi Eddy, hi Lori,
Thanks for your lovely post, Eddy, I think it is vital to have passion in your life, but as with other things it is about dosage. Having too few or none will make you unhappy and having too many passions is - like @blogaks said - putting a lot of stress on you.
Lori has known me for quite some time and knows that I have many passions, call me the mad hummingbird dashing from one subject to the other, from food, trying out recipes, to fragrances, composing new and learning about their health benefits. But I have come to realize that there is a common bond: my olfactory sense and then it makes sense (pun intended!) again.
1 month ago on Can You Have Too Many Passions?
@Lynn OConnell Thanks, Lynn, I really was grateful to be able to enjoy some of it, becoming wiser and appreciating each moment of fun!
1 month, 1 week ago on Basler Fasnacht – Carneval de Bâle
@WholeheartedELO Hi, Carmen, thanks and yes, it is an unique experience. Normally we Swiss are known for being quite conservative and serious, you should see the gaiety and the colourful costumes, the wit and creativity displayed in 72 hours of Carnival.
@CarlyAlyssaThorne Thanks, Carly, already feeling much better. The glorious spring weather we are currently enjoying does wonders for my health and morale!
@sharonoday LOL, Sharon, you have to come to Basel for Fasnacht and then we will share our memories ... ;-)
@jpage.manuel Thank you so much, Joy, yes I am feeling better, I am still on medication and I wonder whether they slow me down, I take ages for the simplest things ...
You spoil me rotten with your compliments and make me very happy: I try to capture an emotion with my photos, a happy moment that will stay forever and bring us back to it. And Fasnacht really is a FEST, three days of colours, music, wit, creativity and fun, always hidden behind a mask, this makes it so special for me.
@JanineRipper Thank you, Janine, I am getting there, but it is a long and winding road! Eking out one day for myself made it very special and I appreciated each and every moment of it!