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No need to wait for 21st December for winter to come. This year snow, cold and darkness came early. Temperature dropped early November. It started snowing whilst the leaves had still not all fallen off their trees yet. Last year, snow only started falling in December. Winter started early in November with subzero (Celsius) temperatures…

It’s now affordable to fly Oslo to Los Angeles Early in 2016, Norwegian Airlines launched very affordable direct flights between Oslo and Los Angeles, so as soon as we know the school holidays dates for their October break, we made our booking. Oslo to LA return flight €400 cost us per person….

Visiting Oslo over a week-end A month after my high school friends came to visit me in Oslo, I had the pleasure of hosting Karine. Karine is a friend from Zürich. We used to be part of the same dance class and even performed Cancan together! She arrived on a…

Why did we chose Austria for our winter holidays? Last year we discovered the amazing concept of Kinderhotels where you can leave your children with the Kids club for up to 12 hours a day so that you and your partner can go skiing, enjoy the sauna, steam bath, pool and…

A friend of mine just asked what are the Zürich must do or what she should absolutely experience over a short 12 hour stay. I now realise that only one of the 6 thing I recommend has been written about on my blog. So I’m going to fix that and…

Happy New Year everyone! I wish you a wonderful 2016 with excellent health for you and your whole extended family, lots of joy and laughter as well as personal and professional success. How did I start the year? EATING LOTS and enjoying the beautiful sunny weather of Sydney Australia, way…

My friends Bev is still in town with her hubby and two boys. With my husband coming back for the week-end, we organised a get away to beautiful Luzern, one hour drive from Zürich. This is the very place to visit in Switzerland. It’s where I saw the most people…

Why school holidays are NOT holidays for me The kids which means they are at home 24/7 and you need to feed them three times a day well five with morning and afternoon tea and make sure they enough fruit and veggies keep them busy while minimising screen time make…

Why visit Dubai? This year’s spring holidays I wanted a place with heat and sun. I was first considering south of Europe like Malta buy was advised it was still too cold for a swim. Several friends recommended Dubai so I gave it a go and it was such a blast!!! I…

This is our first ever family ski holiday trip. We considered going to Thredbo or Perisher back when we were living in Australia but it was 6,000 AUD (4,300 euros) a week with little guarantee of snow, smaller slopes than in Europe and the kids where too young to enjoy…