Snowy day… snowy way

Today the day started in a very white way!
All the roads were full of snow and ice, the traffic totally congested.
That’s why I took a bus (not the usual one) up to a certain point and then I proceeded on foot to the office.

No window shopping, no city walk, no quick coffee to go on the way…
Just white: behind me, in front of me, on the right, on the left, above me.

So I went on walking, dreaming of a magic blue warm sky…

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Punctuality? Welcome to Switzerland


Last Friday we had the first snow here!
Some centimetres of course, no storm, no avalanches, no walls of ice…
The temperature outside was quite cold, as you can imagine.

Nevertheless, surprisingly and irritatingly, the usual bus to go to work arrived with a “planned” delay of 19 minutes! (See the red numbers on the photo)
19 minutes? Is this a delay or a new schedule?
When I did not see the bus arriving, I thought either that it might have been Sunday and I did not realise it, or that they cancelled the bus.
Then I checked the punctual App with the bus schedule and I discovered the 19 minutes!

Punctuality in Switzerland: mythology or reality?

Grass ice cream?

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Some days ago we had the first (and very short) snow in Switzerland.
Everything was (for a very short time) white…

What could you find in Switzerland as typical as the snow in winter?
Cows…cows…cows…cows…cows…

They are normally eating grass and grass and grass all day long on almost every visible field in the Confederation.
Unfortunately the grass became “grass ice cream” and so probably they were enjoying such unusual ice cream on their usual fields.

It’s really a strange country, the Confederation!
Only here you can find poor cold animals strolling around without any coat eating ice cream in the completely wrong season.