Monday, February 04, 2008

Where's the mojo?

Well, I think it is lurking just around the corner. I went back to that great yarn shop in Zürich, whose name escapes me right now. I am not sure what I think of the prices in this shop - the books that I saw were up to twice the cost of the same item in the UK. I think that Amazon may be a useful resource in the near future. This shop has some great yarns but I was frustrated by the pricing sytem - a sheet of paper in a polypocket, dangling near the relevant yarns. Of course, some of the sections didn't have said sheet...In the end I bought a Rowan Studio booklet and have plans for two of the garments. If only I could find my yarn.....

I am beginning my fourth week here, which seems so unlikely somehow. We finally had some snow here at the weekend so the view from my window finally looked Swiss ;0)

German lessons start in a week but I am managing to get by with the little that I learnt in Glasgow, adding a word or a phrase here and there as I go about my business. Just as well that I am not working, since the lack of car is definitely showing in terms of time. To get to the Bio (Organic) butcher I have to get a bus and then a tram. To be honest, it isn't bad, it's just that I now have to plan my outings a bit more. If I am going into the centre Zürich to meet up with Spooglers for coffee, I go and get any shopping that I can't get locally. Eggs are no problem - there is a farm close by and I just go there for free range eggs laid by the happy chickens that I can see as I walk by.

Today I am 'suffering' from some kind of cold virus. Taking my recycling into the town to the recycling centre has just about wiped me out. Guess I'll just have to lie on the sofa and look at the view !

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Blogger TadMack said...

I think that was our first reality check without a car: time. Getting to Choral Society and back is a four hour gig instead of hour and a half, because we have to consider time to get there and back as well as the hour and a half of rehearsal. You do just learn to leave yourself more time when you can...

Take care of yourself! The mojo will return shortly...

12:40 pm  
Blogger DaviMack said...

But it sounds like you're settling in, and finding your feet, despite the changes in pace. :)

1:43 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget to show us a picture of that view!
An interesting article in yesterdays New York Times re the cervelas sausage in Switzerland - aparantly the EEC have banned the import of the casing ingeredient from Brazil due to mad cow concerns etc. and this is causing worry because it seems like this sausage has quite a history and following in Switzerland. Anyway - thought of you when I was reading about it.

4:35 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just thought - if you would like to see a copy of the article (its written quite tongue in cheek as you can imagine) I would be happy to send it to you. Just let me know before I put out the paper for recycling (curbside here!).

4:37 pm  
Blogger Midsummer night's knitter said...

That would be worth a look at - can you leave your email for me in the comments ( I won't publish it)- as usual my email directory is a mess!

4:48 pm  
Blogger TangledFrog said...

I just love that you have an ethical farm nearby for eggs!

7:23 pm  
Blogger yvette said...

I hope you are feeling better soon, do tell what you are going to knit when you find the yarn.

11:57 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do admire your pluck! Sounds like you are making the most of your adventures!

8:13 pm  
Blogger Flavaknits said...

Hope the cold bugs off soon! And the sun arrived by Express Swiss Post this morning , so thank you! lol

4:54 pm  
Blogger natalie said...

I just gave you an award.


10:52 am  

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