Destination: Macaron

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Destination: Macaron
An American reformed biomedical PhD moves to Zurich, Switzerland to join her Spanish-speaking husband. She bakes, she crafts, she tries to speak German; she doesn't do science.
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  • Welcome to 2015! 3 years ago Happy New Year to everyone! I hope that all of you enjoyed the holiday celebrations and rang in 2015 in whatever way you wanted.The past two months have been rather crazy, as the holidays often are. B and I spent Christmas in the US with my family, which was lovely after we actually got there -...
  • Job begins in 3...2... 3 years ago I can't remember whether I've written previously about my job sitch (that stands for 'situation' in douche. I'll refrain from further use of such dialect). Perhaps partly because I still carry around some baggage about not 'using' my PhD - even after almost 2 years, I get many well-meaning people...
  • Crochet WIPs: Baby blankets and scarf disasters 3 years ago It finally happened - I completed a crochet project on time! Ok, mostly. I finished the below blanket a mere hour before the baby shower, although I did not get the amigurumi elephant done that I had planned to accompany it (there's still time! Another 2-3 weeks before the actual due date). I only...
  • Swiss German problems 3 years ago I've talked a bit on this blog about how challenging I find Swiss German, which is basically an oral language with no written rules. But even that definition is an oversimplification. Swiss German is actually a language group - but even that term can't be properly defined due to the wide variation...
  • Local yarn shop in Zurich 3 years ago By far the most popular post on my blog is the one discussing yarn stores in Zurich - likely because, as I discovered when I first searched for such information, there isn't much available (and what does exist tends to be in German).So I am happy to have another LYS (local yarn store, for those of... Featured Expat Blog Badge:

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