March 5th, 2006

snow and bicycle

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

UPDATE: According to 20Minuten on Monday 6th March, there was 30 hours of snow, and the new snowfall in Zurich of 54cm was the most since records began in 1931!

Snow Mosaic, originally uploaded by nice_cup_of_tea.

We woke up this morning to a winter wonderland! Our tree in the courtyard unfortunately didn't do so well - it's now lost the top third of it's trunk under the weight of the snow.

Apparently 60cm of snow fell in urban areas and in Wallis the recorded amount was 110cm! Zurich's public transport was halted today, but they're working to restore it. I had a lovely walk around Zurich, ate some hot chestnuts and enjoyed the peace and quiet!
More Photos!

How the Swiss Media reported the snow:
NZZ: Die Schweiz versinkt im Schnee
NZZ: Der grosse Schnee - und der Tag danach
Tages Anzeiger: Räumungsarbeiten sind in vollem Gang
Swiss Info: Winter's return wreaks havoc in Switzerland


Richard Bach Quote

When you have come to the edge of all the light you have
And step into the darkness of the unknown
Believe that one of the two will happen to you
Either you'll find something solid to stand on
Or you'll be taught how to fly!

Lent (5)

1. Focus on completing dissertation
YEP! Not much but it's a start and I have a plan for tomorrow :-)

2. Watch less television
Very little, just a tiny bit of snooker over supper (never liked Snooker until I lived with mr ncot!)

3. Spend less time online
A bit less than yesterday. Will go to starbucks and work tomorrow BEFORE logging on!

4. Take exercise each day
Walk along canal to lake and then back through old town in the SNOW!

5. Reflect on 5 positive things per day
1. Rang Dad to wish him Happy Birthday for yesterday
2. Mr Ncot made me scrambled egg for lunch!
3. lovely long telephone call with little sis' (40 minutes)
4. Relaxing bath with nice cup of tea, plus time to blow dry hair :-)
5. Took lots of snowy photos and uploaded them onto flickr
6. Laughed again at the dachhunds in the deep snow - all you could see were their ears and tails!
7. Saw my published article "Mind the (Gender) Gap" on the front page of the The Networker (the newsletter of the Professional Women's Group of Zurich)

Read an article in Red Magazine which also said that reflecting on positive things and taking exercise can help make and keep you happy!