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Banana Bread

Filed in Food and Drink by on April 10, 2016 0 Comments
Banana Bread

  Banana Bread   This is my daughter’s favourite recipe for Banana Bread.It’s tasty, easy to make and a great way to use up the bananas in the fruit bowl which have started turning dark brown! Ingredients 145g (5oz) plain flour 1/2 tsp soda bicarb ½ tsp salt 55g (2oz) butter 110g (4oz) sugar 1 free-range […]

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Sechseläuten and the Burning of the Böögg 2016

Sechseläuten and the Burning of the Böögg 2016

Photo credit Geoff Pegler This year the burning of the Böögg will take place on Monday 18th April at 6pm exactly. It’s a celebration to mark the end of Winter and the beginning of Summer – and what better way to do it than to set fire to a snowman-like effigy in the centre of […]

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City Style Ride Zurich

City Style Ride Zurich

Photo credit: Andrea Monica Hug City Style Ride Zurich   Don’t miss the City Style Ride – dress up in your most stylish clothes and take your bike for a ride! This year there will be two City Style Rides – one in Zurich on and one in Basel. There is a registration fee of […]

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Fashion Hotel Spring 2016 in Seefeld

Fashion Hotel Spring 2016 in Seefeld

  The Spring Edition of Fashion Hotel is taking place in Zurich until 10th April. The event takes place over a number of different locations all in the Opera area of Seefeld. The participating hotels and locations are as follows: Hotel Opéra The Small Luxury Hotel Ambassador Hotel Seehof Theater Bernhard There are are a […]

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Samichlaus Swim in the Limmat in Zurich – brrr!!!!

Samichlaus Swim in the Limmat in Zurich – brrr!!!!

Despite the ridiculously cold temperatures, not to mention the snow falling in Zurich on Sunday, there was a long line of people of all ages qeueing up to take (almost) all their clothes off and jump in the river! What’s more they had to pay for the privilege – as well as register in advance […]

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Art Exhibition 4th and 5th December – Guillermo Rodriguez – Landscapes of the Soul

Art Exhibition 4th and 5th December – Guillermo Rodriguez – Landscapes of the Soul

The Spanish artist Guillermo Rodriguez is presenting his latest works “Landscapes of the Soul” at a special exhibition in his atelier at Forchstrasse 307 on Tuesday December 4th and Wednesday December 5th from 2pm to 8pm.  Don’t miss the opportunity to talk to this talented artist and view his latest collection.  Guillermo, though born in […]

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Swiss Gastro Award Restaurants 2012

Filed in Food and Drink, Outside Zurich, Things To Do by on November 22, 2012 0 Comments
Swiss Gastro Award Restaurants 2012

Fancy going out to eat?  This week the Tages Anzeiger published the winners of the Swiss Gastro Awards for 2012.  Only restaurants which have been open for three years or less, or which have have undergone substantial alteration can enter. These are the Winners of the “Best of Swiss Gastro” Awards 2012:   Category: Activity 1. 67 […]

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Hidden Gems …. the Blausee

Filed in Hotels & Restaurants, Outside Zurich, Travel by on November 21, 2012 0 Comments
Hidden Gems …. the Blausee

Where in the world is this?  This photo was taken on a November day …. but where was it?  Spain, Egypt, the Caribbean? . Hidden Gems …. the Blausee Switzerland   In fact the top photo was taken at Blausee, a beautiful, crystal clear aqua-coloured lake in the Bernese Oberland, not far from Interlaken.  A […]

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Vintage Chocolate Tram Ride in Zurich with Honold

Vintage Chocolate Tram Ride in Zurich with Honold

Every year there is an fabulous treat in store for chocolate lovers all over Zurich as the Honold  Schoggi-Tram wends its way through the streets of Zurich for just 10 wonderful days. Commissioned by Confiserie Honold the tram is a vintage model, beautifully furnished with wooden seats and brass fittings,  and on board you get […]

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Answers to the Zurich Fountain Quiz

Filed in Things To Do by on November 17, 2012 0 Comments
Answers to the Zurich Fountain Quiz

Answers to the Zurich Fountain Quiz Here are the answers to the locations of the 12 selected fountains in Zurich we thought that you might know. Fountain One Fountain Two Fountain Three Fountain Four Fountain Five Fountain Six Fountain Seven Fountain Eight Fountain Nine Fountain 10 Fountain 11 Fountain 12 Information on the fountains of […]

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