Monthly Archives: June 2015

The poor man’s bees

Apparently this is Pollinator Week. As it happens, I have been surrounded by lovely bees for the last couple of weeks.┬áThe Fondation Hardt has several beehives; they are located near the tomb of the Baron Kurd von Hardt. I have … Continue reading

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Switzerland: a cheese-island in a sea of milk

Switzerland must be the worst country for vegans or people afflicted with any milk-related intolerance/allergy. I have been eating dairy literally at every single meal for a week now, which is far from my usual diet. Add to this the … Continue reading

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Peony folly

I have now officially survived half my stay at the Fondation Hardt without a) being assaulted by a ghost; b) overdosing on Neoplatonic embryology (a well-recognised risk amongst ancient philosophers); c) experiencing violent withdrawal symptoms from bad TV. All in … Continue reading

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In the land of the Helvetes

I have just returned from Geneva airport, where I waved goodbye to P, Big Boy T and Little Boy G. We have spent a long week-end together in Geneva, before they returned to Sunny Wales, leaving me in the land … Continue reading

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