Back From Holidays

Holidays are over, the daily routine has already started, and since I neglected the blog over my summer break I thought it’s time to write a new blog post .

In Switzerland we had a really wet summer for quite a long time. The soil was more than enough watered and rivers were overfilled with water, in spite of that the weather brought more and more rain. That’s why we got many floodings all over Switzerland.

Unluckily, my grandparents’ house was affected by these flooding’s and so I spent my whole first week of holidays helping my grandparents to clear and clean. After that week of work I got the opportunity to go to Finland!:-) I spent 8 days there in a summer camp and enjoyed fantastic weather up to 33°C!!!

For the last week of holidays we took the train and went to Germany to some relatives. I always love to visit them because of the beautiful area they live in, the tri-border region. When I’m there my favourite activities are going grocery shopping, eating out, and visiting the “Landhaus Ettenbühl” or the Vitra Design Museum.

If you’re around this area you have to try these restaurants and cafés out:

http://www.restaurant-sichtwerk.de/ – reasonable, tasty and brilliantly furnished

http://www.fuenfschilling.de/ – always busy, reasonable, tasty, and beautiful location, farm shop

http://www.cafe-inka.com/ – homemade cakes, beautiful mural paintings and located in an exclusive little village with lots of artist living there

https://www.landhaus-ettenbuehl.de/ – English garden, delicious scones and cakes, wide range of beautiful roses to buy, little shop

www.vitra.com – vitra design café, perfect for brunch, beautiful building

…the pictures are from the Landhaus Ettenbühl. I love to visit the garden and the café there because it makes me feel like being in the UK for a few hours.

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XOXO Lila

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Devon Holidays Part II

Todays post is about…the Dartmoor! Yes, I’m a real fan. We went twice walking there and we all enjoyed it very much. Ok, the second time was a bit windy but it was still an adventure. The first time we started at the Harford Moor Gate and walked up to the Piles Hill. Just a short walk, because it was already afternoon. The second walk started at the parking place Four Winds and we walked to the Great Mis Tor. We had planned a longer tour but because of the strong wind we decided to shorten the walk. My favourite walk was the first one but each has its own attraction. Here are some pictures:

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-Lila-

Devon Holidays Part I

Hi,

I’m back from my autumn holidays, which I spend with my family in Devon. We stayed in a holiday cottage around Noss Mayo, a village in the South West of Devon. We had a wonderful view into the green and we could also see the Dartmoor. The weather was perfect, very sunny and almost never rain. If it rained then in the morning or during the night. We spend most of the time outside walking or visiting villages or towns. On the top of my list is Dartmouth, a town with charm and character. I also love Modbury, the first plastic bag free town in the UK! And I can also recommend a walk in the Dartmoor. I’ll just show you some foggy pictures, others will follow later.

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All these pictures are from around our cottage. I love foggy weather in the UK, its a kind of mystic and its very adventurous. You might have found out that I’m absolutely in love with the British countryside.

See ya

Lila