Cowbells and Chocolate

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Cowbells and Chocolate
Join me as I take a close-up, personal and often humorous look at life in Switzerland. I talk about everything from playing the lottery to doing the laundry and learning the language and much more. A potpourri of fun and adventure.
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  • I'm taking a Spring Break 1 day ago After writing almost 150 posts I’m going to take a couple of weeks off and do nothing for a while or maybe do some Spring-cleaning. Feel free to go back and reread your favorites or maybe find one you missed… The post I’m taking a Spring Break appeared first on Cowbells and Chocolate.
  • Two, Two or Two? 1 week ago In Bernese “Zwee”, “Zwo” and “Zwöi” translate into two, two and two. That many, no more and no less. When Ben explained this peculiarity of Bernese he stated that it was “Hohe Schule” [higher education] which I promptly misunderstood. For… The post Two, Two or Two? appeared...
  • Are we on a First Name Basis? 2 weeks ago Formal or informal? I’ve looked at this question from the Swiss side a couple of times. It’s pretty clear-cut; formal uses Mr. and Ms, informal is first name. After our last trip to the States I realized the American first… The post Are we on a First Name Basis? appeared first on Cowbells...
  • Cheesecake, What is That? 3 weeks ago Okay, everyone knows what a cheesecake is, right? Maybe. Well, it depends on where you are and what language you are speaking. Friends for Dinner We invited friends over for dinner. My friend said she would bring a cheesecake so… The post Cheesecake, What is That? appeared first on Cowbells and...
  • Being Creative with Old Things 4 weeks ago Coming from a war generation, Ben’s mom’s slogan was “Make new things out of old things”. There are a lot of ways to describe what they did: repurpose, reuse or my favorite, upcycle. Whatever you want to call it, it… The post Being Creative with Old Things appeared first on Cowbells and... Featured Expat Blog Badge:

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