51 –  In the spirit of Halloween

51 – In the spirit of Halloween

Stock up on bribes and lock yourself in your house for tonight you may be visited by ghouls, witches and zombies. And a maybe a Batman and Spiderman too. All Hallow’s Eve is the original name of Halloween and its celebration dates back to the Celtic festival of...
#50: Hiring a virtual assistant

#50: Hiring a virtual assistant

Someone asked me what a virtual assistant (VA) is, so I will take the opportunity to explain. It’s someone who works for you remotely taking on “odd” jobs. I’ve hired a number of virtual assistants (1) in the past helping me with technical website help, video...
#49: Set a date

#49: Set a date

“Get your calendar out and let’s set a date” My husband’s cousin’s family have been visiting us this weekend from Sweden. It’s been wonderful hanging out with them visiting Stoos, pottering around Zurich town and boat tripping to Rapperswil. They were last here 9...
#48 – What are you saying?

#48 – What are you saying?

“Shhhhh….be quiet, don’t be so loud” I caught myself saying this to Lucas, my little boy who is 3.5 years old. It was about the 10th time that day. He thought it was hilarious to shout at the top of his voice to get a reaction out of his father and me. Later, I...
#47: Playing the “What if” game

#47: Playing the “What if” game

What if money was no object? What if I lived in another country? What if I lost my job tomorrow? What if this was my last year on earth? What if I lived until I was 120? This simple game can be surprisingly insightful. As children, we often pose and play with many...