Silver Wedding Anniversary!

On 23rd June 2020, David and Jacqueline celebrated their Silver Wedding. And on 26th June, a splendid celebration meal took place in “Isebähnli” with Seán and Áedán. Thanks, Áedán, for organising that!

Studies completed 4

David celebrated the completion of further studies this summer. Having gone back to university at the age of nearly sixty, David has now successfully completed his full MAS Strategic Design course at the Zurich University of the Arts, with distinction.

Here is a link to the thesis: Global Warming – Action, not Apathy and to the University announcement.

This follows completion of three Certificates of Advanced Studies in the past nearly three years:

  • CAS Design Cultures in the summer 2019
  • CAS Design Technologies in the summer of 2018
  • CAS Design Thinking in the spring of 2018.

The summer can come now!

After the regular as clockwork cold snap in Switzerland at the start of May (“Eisheiligen”), the weather is now set for summery temperatures. The perfect time to take out the removable glass walls in the glasshouse and reorganise all the plants. A pleasant weekend was had and the roof terrace and greenhouse are both splendid to behold!

First physical distancing lunch!

A lunch appointment was in the diary, so we thought we would try it out! Could we have a social lunch and still keep to all the Coronavirus rules. Yes! Dom and Áedán were game. We agreed a place at Bellevue in Zurich with take away and sat outside in the Spring sun. Unusual but still somehow OK…!

Easter 2020

This Easter was radically different because of the Corona virus lock-down. There were no events going on and the churches were empty. Some activity was online, some simply did not take place. Simultaneously, the weather was beautiful and warm. We activated the roof terrace and had a family brunch. There was time for walks on Uetliberg. And we celebrated by not doing anything much online for four days, after four weeks of online conferencing and “home office”