Stay a while to share my thoughts on writing and life.

Cold front ahead!

It is the first day of the second month of the New Year, and temperatures in the Geneva area have dropped well into negative numbers. On days like this, I am grateful that I don’t have… READ MORE

Life choices

For me, living in a part of the world where snow-covered mountain peaks in the distance are a daily sight is a conscious choice. Just getting out of the house in the morning is a refreshing… READ MORE

Another year is ending…and a new one begins!

Which one is it then, the half full cup or the half empty? Yes, it is always somewhat unsettling to leave another year behind. All those things we wanted to do and didn’t have time; all… READ MORE

Snow at 1400m

This is always a good way to start the day. When they announce the upcoming snow on the radio, I know it will be a great week, as there aren’t many things as inspiring as watching… READ MORE

Autumn Leaves

I’ve always wondered how do the Gods of Weather know it is September 1st? In this part of the world, come September, everything changes. The ripples on Lake Geneva are suddenly more pronounced, and the air… READ MORE

What happened to August?

How can it be the end of August already? Perhaps it has something to do with the unusual amount of travel I’ve done this month – from Toronto to Vermont, back to Geneva and then to… READ MORE


Greetings from Toronto, where the North-American efficiency mixed with the laid-back Canadian attitude is making me feel very much at home. Summer seems to slow things down everywhere, which is absolutely fine with me. I have… READ MORE


The longest day of the year is just around the corner. Can this really mean that summer is here and we are slowly heading towards shorter days and longer nights? But there is so much to… READ MORE


The summer is nearly here, and with it many outdoor temptations. It is much harder to sit and write when the sun is shining and the days are long and promising… so here is your chance… READ MORE


…is a great month for European literature, with both the London Book Fair (April 11-13th) and the Geneva Book Fair (April 29th to May 3rd) happening within less than three weeks of each other. Visiting a… READ MORE