1. friday evening rucola salmon salad

    easy salad:

    • about 125g rucola leaves
    • about 80-100g smoked salmon
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 2 teaspoons of whole-grained mustard
    • salt
    • lemon juice

    cut or shred the salmon into little pieces. wash the rucola leaves in a colander and shake off the excessive water. mix the rucola, and the salmon pieces …

  2. brendan’s chapel, an daingean, gallarus oratory, an inch of beach

    our final full day at tralee and the ballygarry house hotel. tonight we are spared the noisy party guests, unfortunately other co-pilgrims are not so lucky, they suffer from a rather rowdy crowd leaving this night’s wedding party at about 4:00 in the morning. the lady at reception …

  3. brandon’s well, an daingean peninsula

    around 2:00 in the morning: a group of hotel guests from that anniversary party very kindly let us in into their conversations they are having in the parking lot outside the hotel entrance — for about half an hour we get to share each and every attempt at jokularity… much …

  4. a new breakfast beverage, brigid’s well, rock of cashel

    no “madame–baby” wake-up call this morning (i guess mr charming realized that madame was already taking a shower when he called) but a bit of re-packing before breakfast as today we are relocating to tralee in county kerry. having learnt from yesterday’s breakfast i appear on the scene …

  5. oh, look, rain!…kevin’s way…glendalough

    ring, ring — mrs d picks up the phone, it’s the 7:15 wake-up call and, as expected, nobody answers back. time to get up. ring, ring — mrs d picks up the phone yet again, this time round it’s the bloke from reception asking whether “madame is ok?”, madame …

  6. on an irish pilgrimage…

    the next 10 days we are taking part in a spiritual journey through ireland. really kind of a pilgrimage, a christian pilgrimage to be precise, by bus (not a lot of walking involved, unfortunately) to the places of the old, celtic irish church. the whole trip has been organized by …

  7. 16:00 back in einsiedeln

    steamship galliaat lucerne verkehrshaus i disembark one station earlier than planned, trying to catch the voralpenexpress train back to biberbrugg. with a bit of, let’s say, fast-hobbling i manage to catch the train and am on my way back home.

    at biberbrugg i meet up with mrs d who has …

  8. middle of lake lucerne, 14:00

    interesting cumulus humilis cloud over oberibergthe post bus ride from ibergeregg pass down to schwyz was, well, exciting if not adventurous. in contrast to the more gentle norther approach from oberiberg, the southern approach really takes you into the alps with breathtaking views across lake lucerne, up to the huser stock and hengst mountains — all …

  9. ibergeregg pass, 10:20

    view from the bus to oberibergfirst stop on my tour through the swiss alps by public transport: ibergeregg pass.

    the post bus from oberiberg wound its way up the pass road navigating lots of curves and bends each time sounding its characteristic swiss post bus horn: dah-dee-doh-dah!

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  10. einsiedeln, 9:05

    09:05 einsiedeln, starthaving hobbled to einsiedeln station, i’m in time for the 9:05 post bus to oberiberg — the weather is fantastic and i do envy mrs d for her snowshoe hike from the gotthard pass up to fibbia, a tour i’d been looking forward to very much1, especially …

  11. stumbling over words…

    [some german skills required]

    i used to sing in the church choir of the united methodist church adliswil back then when we still lived in adliswil. around december of last year michael hug, a very good friend of mine, asked me whether i wanted to take part in the farewell …

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