One of the first things I learnt when moving to Ireland is, that if you’re Irish you leave Dublin for Paddy’s day. The parade is less than exciting and come 2 o’clock the whole town is swamped with drunks and all the smells they come with. There’s normally great festivities all over the country but […]

… sadly I do know when I’ll be back again. But that doesn’t change the fact that the flights are booked and after a looong 7 Swiss-less months I’m gonna spend the last week of March in Bella Svizzera. The initial excitement of getting the Flight itinerary is generally soon followed by the complicated task […]

This is a bit of a novum for me. Generally my blog aims to offer people a small glimpse into the Nicole world. Something that becomes increasingly more important to me since I’ve been living abroad. Though you obviously get my opinion about stuff that happens to me in everyday life I generally don’t use […]

Another year has flown by… my third full year spent living in Ireland, my first full year as a married woman, a year that was filled with exciting trips, great friends but also some extremely hard days and weeks. I’m sitting on the couch watching the rain, listening to the radio and it puts me […]

I’ve never really been in to Halloween. It’s not a Swiss tradition however due to all the American TV programs and movies there’s always some kids that feel like they should go around trick and treating. We never had sweets in the house and hence never had anything to give to the kids. On one […]

I’m lying in bed on a Monday morning listening to the rain outside. One of the benefits of working shifts… as there is tons of disadvantages I’m savouring my lazy weekdays off. It’s been a cracker of a week. Chris’ sister Tash graduated from medicine college this summer. As we were in holidays at the […]

Yes you read right. This weekend Chris and I were in Salzburg for a wedding. Salzburg is the town where the van Trapps saved their lives by singingly walking over the mountains to Switzerland. At least that’s how the movie and musical “the sound of music” portraits it. My aunt has been living in Salzburg […]


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