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Good morning! It’s been so long – but I’m still alive! Last week has been so busy, you know when you suddenly get swamped with work? Yep, that was me last week, swimming in little circles. But it was crazy good, I’d rather be busy full-on than bored with nothing to do. Except for the end of the week – I managed to sprain my tailbone after I fell quite hideously down some stairs. Haha, it had to happen to me one day!

Friday I went out for an amazing dinner – I was out with a friend who had shown me a steak-restaurant in Zurich. I’m such a meat-lover it’s crazy! So for anyone that loves steaks I can only recommend the Churrasco in Zurich. I had an Entrecôte and I still can’t get over the amazing taste.

Saturday I spent my day window-shopping, going to Ikea and some other shops. I’ve been looking for lamps now for ages – I still have lightbulbs hanging all over my apartment but it’s hopeless to find a hanging lamp I like that is somewhat affordable. I just don’t see why I should spend so much money on a nice lamp. I’ve been thinking about making one myself? I love copper lamps, or playing with copper shades or even something with wood. Anyone got any good ideas or a DIY website for hanging lamps? Let’s see what I’ll be doing next with that haha.
However – I did find some great new glasses for drinking. They fit perfectly with my red wine glasses I got earlier this year. I’ll have to show them to you later this week! I also got small other stuff to cook with – my kitchen seems full already but I always find something great that could help me make pretty food haha.

Yesterday I haven’t been lazy for once – although I did have a lazy sunday evening. My dad stayed over this weekend so we decided to go to Säntis – a mountain about 1 hour drive from Zurich. It was breathtaking. Really, there are no words to describe the beauty of nature sometimes. I still haven’t gotten over the beautiful view. Isn’t it somehow possible to take it with you? I would do anything to wake up to such a view in the morning! One of my future dreams is to have a small little house or apartment in the alps to go there in the winter times and just enjoy the view on a daily basis from time to time. Or I’ll have to rent one out – crossing fingers!

The tiny tinsy house up on on that mountain is where the weather-man used to live the whole year round. It’s insane, as much as I love the view and as much as I would wish to have that view, I would never be able to live up there. Imagine! Back then they had no lift to go up and down within 15 minutes, they actually had to hike up all those 2500+ meters. There is no supermarket around the corner and no neighbor to talk to. Alone the thought is crazy!

I actually took even more photos, also from down where the parking was. The trees were beautiful, full of heavy snow, almost leaning under the heavy weight. I only went a few meters off the pathway and was already stuck in the snow up to my knees. But I do admit, getting back home to a nice hot cup of tea did make me quite happy too. No matter how much I love the snow and the beautiful landscape, I couldn’t live without summer!

Now that I’ve written quite a bit, I quickly need to hurry and leave the apartment to start on time at the office. This week is already quite full in regards to meetings and evening-plans so I’m really looking forward to it. I wish you all a great Monday! xo

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This little house used to be, were the man living up here would write down and record the weather conditions. Today this is done with huge computers and it is the largest weather-station in all of Switzerland!

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Give to Get

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It’s Monday already – again. Thankfully I still have vacation this week though, I’m absolutely loving this. Not doing anything special, living each day as it comes, being with the family, staying all cozy inside if it gets cold outside (it’s freezing here at the moment). And, I guess I have been working a few hours today: I couldn’t watch my mailbox grow every hour, so I had to clean that up a bit and replied to a quite a few. I’m also starting to fill my calendar again for the upcoming weeks – so much to do, so many people to meet, so many small projects I want to work on. I’m really looking forward to 2015.

Speaking off, do you guys have or do new years resolutions? Deep down inside I always have a few, but I never really followed them strictly and then I stopped making resolutions. I want to top and exceed what I’ve managed to do the last year. I want to continue growing (sadly I can’t grow in height anymore, haha!), learn more, discover more, keep this blog going and growing, travel more, and and and.. the usual, I guess?

This post however is supposed to be, as promised yesterday, about a few presents I got from the family. I love presents – well, who doesn’t, really? But in the end it’s not about the presents at all, it’s about the thought behind it, the thought of trying to make someone happy, trying to find something worthy, writing the right words on a card to keep, making people smile and sometimes tear of joy. Jeez, I’ve become so teary – I almost started tearing when we read out the letters we received from ‘Santa’ (my grandma wrote them). The words were so loving, so warm: it made me melt.

Now, here are some pictures of my lovely presents I received.

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I got a lot of stuff for the kitchen and interior in general – my family knows me too well. Living in ‘Style’, i.e. feeling cozy, is super important to me at home. The wooden board for cutting and for taking pretty pictures (yep, that was the aim) is hand-made by my mother. How great is that?

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The fur is amazing – I also received a second one. It’s for my balcony in Zurich, so that I don’t freeze my ass off (excuse me) when sitting outside in the winter. I love it.

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Are those socks not the cutest thing in the world? Can’t wait to wear them! Thank you to my lovely sister (also for the book and the amazing tea).

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Oh, and isn’t this watch so pretty? I love it! I The pictures are not the greatest currently I admit, but I’m sure I’ll be showing the individual things sooner or later in different posts were appropriate.

Now I’m off to preparing dinner. Wishing you a great evening. xo