What household chore do you absolutely hate doing?
I must share this one with CEE. Every Tuesday morning 45 minutes spent in the bathroom. I don’t mind the toilet or the sinks, I do that every day, but the whole expanse of a bath, a wall full of tiles to freshen up and all sorts of awkward nooks and crannies. And of course that silly corner between the toilet and the bath, although I give that one a wipe every morning by foot placed on a cloth. We all have our secret ways. A few months ago I decided to spend a quarter of an hour on Monday afternoon doing some awkward bits, which has proved to be a good idea. It is a quarter of an hour less on Tuesday morning and I do not feel so exhausted afterwards.
At what time in your recent past have you felt most passionate and alive?
In my recent past? Let’s leave to those that can still walk around in the supermarket without needing the trolley for support, or a stick.
How many times have you moved in the last ten years?
My moving days finished 20 years ago when we bought our ground floor appartment. Between my move from London to Switzerland I moved a few times. I was in Zürich and moved to Solothurn. Mr. Swiss and I moved around a couple of times in Solothur before buying our appartment in Feldbrunnen, just outside of the town of Solothurn. The next move will be eternal, so who knows.
What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week? Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination.
My new amaryllis inspired me when the flowers suddenly decided to open. I bought it some time in November and it was just a small green bud in the pot. It grew quite silently and one morning I saw a white appearance. I had never had a white one before. I am now inspired as for the first time I managed to regrow last year’s amaryllis. I left it outside during the summer, fed it with fertiliser and let the leaves grow. Eventually I removed the bulb from the pot, removed the dead roots and repotted it. After the first couple of weeks in the living room a new bud has appeared. It is the first time I have tried to grow an amaryllis again and it worked. I am hoping to be able to do the same with my new white amaryllis.