May 17th, 2012


Tweeting in the gaps - March 2012

Have updated the barge book @BlurbBooks: Travels on Vrouwe Alberdina
10:06 AM - 1 Mar 12via Tweet Button

toddler has eye infection and will be tormenting me at home today! Plus 4 battles a day with eye drops until Tues :-(
8:24 AM - 2 Mar 12via web

Toddler and I are loving this muppets popcorn clip - Pop!
8:34 AM - 2 Mar 12via web

"peppa pig" is doing my head in :-( Plus the tune is stuck in my head, it's an "ohrwurm" (ear worm) as we say in German!
11:52 AM - 2 Mar 12via web

am loving the Guardian advert based on 3 little pigs :-)
12:39 PM - 2 Mar 12via web

Hurrah for the Girl Guides!
1:32 PM - 2 Mar 12via

This day will be greatly improved by: Happy and well children, plus an awake husband!
9:39 AM - 3 Mar 12via web

newsflash - baby P has found his feet! They are SO fascinating and SO tasty to chew :-)
9:40 AM - 3 Mar 12via web

Toddler M has discovered the art & joy of picking his nose and then giving Mummy the contents :-) Better than eating it I 'spose!
9:42 AM - 3 Mar 12via web

lovely lovely film about breastfeeding!!
11:50 AM - 3 Mar 12via web

Toddler M has scarlatina - high fever and rash, but is actually in fine spirits!
12:02 PM - 5 Mar 12via web

we are loving the swedish chef making popcorn and in fact made some ourselves yesterday!
12:11 PM - 5 Mar 12via web

Baby P now has two sharp bottom teeth - time to rethink the feeding strategy :-)
9:41 PM - 5 Mar 12via web

Patrick, weeks 32 and 33
10:42 PM - 5 Mar 12via

Monday creativeness :-)
11:04 PM - 5 Mar 12via

just had a fab afternoon at the Hurlimann spa with best Zurich mate kerry - feel v relaxed now :-)8:45 PM - 6 Mar 12via web

setting up my new iphone 4S - very excited!
9:52 PM - 6 Mar 12via web

a day off with my hubbie and not a sprog in sight - hurrah :-) Trip to Klee museum in Bern, Lunch, proper conversation - bliss!
9:04 AM - 7 Mar 12via web

just downloaded first app for iphone - sbb train times of course!
9:36 AM - 7 Mar 12via web

Lovely day with lovely hubbie, followed by first family meal oiut. We all had pizza, baby P ate some crust! No tears or tantrums, result!
8:56 PM - 7 Mar 12via web

still faffing around trying to set up my iphone! But having fun :-)
9:58 PM - 7 Mar 12via web

note to self - stop faffing, and get on with final push of decluttering!
9:57 AM - 8 Mar 12via web

aaarh - still faffing. Must stop!
10:57 AM - 8 Mar 12via web

just watched second part of "Make Bradford British" - found it really inspiring and genuinely moving...
11:13 PM - 8 Mar 12via web

last day of home alone freedom, before going back to work next week - focus Helen, focus and stop faffing :-)
8:36 AM - 9 Mar 12via web

Things to look forward to...
8:49 AM - 9 Mar 12via

On my bike!
9:23 AM - 9 Mar 12via

Taken myself to Lunch! Enjoying Sunshine, outside Seat and sneaky glass of prosecco. Life is Good :-)
1:33 PM - 9 Mar 12via Twitter for iPhone

Helen Palmer‏@nice_cup_of_tea

Am loving my new iPhone 4s. Wish i could work Out how to Turn Off pred texting and capitalizing!
7:16 PM - 9 Mar 12via txt

Making myself beautiful - today Hair Cut and Colour, Yesterday facial!
9:59 AM - 10 Mar 12via Twitter for iPhone

fresh from the hairdresser and now enjoying coffee before going home!
11:59 AM - 10 Mar 12via Photos on iOS

boys are out, I am faffing onine!
11:21 AM - 11 Mar 12via web

Last few days of fun and freedom!
11:39 AM - 11 Mar 12via

"The Slap" bookreading at Kaufleuten
11:52 AM - 11 Mar 12via

cooking up a storm! 4 family meals on the go for next week :-) boys watching rugby...
3:45 PM - 11 Mar 12via Twitter for iPhone

4 meals cooked, three of which in the fridge ready to be eaten this week! I am cream crackered...
8:26 PM - 11 Mar 12via web

Patrick, Week 34 ...
8:37 PM - 11 Mar 12via

Tweeting in the gaps - February 2012
9:05 PM - 11 Mar 12via

starting last day at home of maternity leave, a day of playing, books, and a few bob the builder episodes I think!
7:58 AM - 12 Mar 12via web

Compliment from my friend - It was lovely to look after your boys on Saturday, very rewarding and uplifting to be with such lovely children.
11:09 AM - 12 Mar 12via web

Keep calm and carry on...
9:13 PM - 12 Mar 12via

Hanging out at the playground!
10:15 PM - 12 Mar 12via

make up on, just enjoying final cup of coffee and email check before leaving for first day back at work :-) Bring it on, I'm ready!
8:11 AM - 13 Mar 12via web

Bring it on!
8:16 AM - 13 Mar 12via

back home after successful first day back at work :-) Feels okay to be back in the saddle...
9:04 PM - 13 Mar 12via web

oh, and had 1200 emails to delete. Now only 67 emails to deal with tomorrow :-)
9:05 PM - 13 Mar 12via web

and with a single bound she was in back in Zurich, rejoining the workforce.
9:47 PM - 13 Mar 12via Flickr

Back at work after 6 months materity leave - good to be back... Looking forward to new role and new challenges!
10:49 AM - 14 Mar 12via LinkedIn

Work, children and sod's law
4:17 PM - 15 Mar 12via

both boys still sick, they played tag team during night, crying, coughing, pukingg :-( Now off to Dr to get pharmaceutical help!
10:06 AM - 16 Mar 12via web

Both sicky boys in bed, knackered parents on the sofa, thank f it's friday!
8:46 PM - 16 Mar 12via web

boys seem to be getting better, temps are down at least. Fingers crossed...
1:52 PM - 17 Mar 12via web

oops, forgot it was mothering sunday today - sorry my lovely mum! My boys didn't remember either, though :-(
1:27 PM - 18 Mar 12via web

just seen *the iron lady* - fantastic film, lots of themes about loss, memory, relationships - not just politics!
10:30 PM - 18 Mar 12via web

"I don't want to die washing up tea cups", the Iron Lady
11:55 PM - 18 Mar 12via

end of an era - my friend jill steps down as president of pwg after 5 years. happy to have served with her for 4 of those.
9:47 PM - 20 Mar 12via txt

first time doing the morning nursery drop off. will i get to work by 9? :-)
8:39 AM - 21 Mar 12via txt

suffering from horrible cold and possible ear infection - rats :-(
4:55 PM - 25 Mar 12via web

struggling through Monday with end of cold and ear ache. On plus side, beautiful sunny day, so off to the lake with the boys to meet friends
2:36 PM - 26 Mar 12via web

my perfect lunchtime spot!
1:08 PM - 28 Mar 12via Flickr

glad it's Friday - just had a burst of energy from cycling home in sunshine ;-) Now off to pick up boys!
6:18 PM - 30 Mar 12via web

Tweeting in the gaps - April 2012

beautiful spring weather, blue skies, more evening light - time to get running again I feel!
2:45 PM - 1 Apr 12via web

Finished Run with @runmeter, on a new route, time 1:09:27, 4.53 miles, see, average 15:19.
6:28 PM - 1 Apr 12via Runmeter

Run, fat bitch, run....
9:57 PM - 1 Apr 12via

busy weekend, tired mummy with two boys on a Monday...
11:27 AM - 2 Apr 12via web

Finished Run with @runmeter, on Sihl then Allemand route, time 1:01:19, 4.08 miles, see, average 15:01.
7:15 PM - 6 Apr 12via Runmeter

back from run and now scoffing a hot cross bun - yum, yum!
7:32 PM - 6 Apr 12via web

11:04 PM - 6 Apr 12via Flickr

My small boy loves this video - helicopters, planes, fire, fire engine - what more do you need? :-) via @youtube
12:19 PM - 7 Apr 12via Tweet Button

Finished Run with @runmeter, on sihl, rietberg, l... route, time 51:05, 3.34 miles, average 15:17.
2:39 PM - 7 Apr 12via Runmeter

Happy Easter - it's snowing here in Zurich. Choc eggs have been eaten, boys now hyper after indoor egg hunt!
12:21 PM - 8 Apr 12via web

Very excited to find a new restaurant in the large park close to us!
12:28 PM - 8 Apr 12via Tweet Button

Finished Run with @runmeter, on Sihl, Allemand, u... route, time 56:45, 4.20 miles, ahead of best run 4:35, see
4:11 PM - 8 Apr 12via Runmeter

just cooking an easter roast! slow cooked lamb
4:22 PM - 8 Apr 12via txt

boys are out, flat is cleared, dishwasher on, mummy now out for run/walk :-)
5:13 PM - 9 Apr 12via web

Finished Run with @runmeter, on sihl, rietberg, l... route, time 47:02, 3.49 miles, ahead of best run 4:03, see
7:52 PM - 9 Apr 12via Runmeter

Running update
9:43 PM - 9 Apr 12via

quickest morning yet - hour amd a half between me getting out of bed and leaving house with boys :-)
8:30 AM - 10 Apr 12via txt

this is what friendship looks like! time and space in studio to do some life planning :-)
11:32 AM - 14 Apr 12via Photos on iOS

why do toddlers wake even earlier at weekends? now been up 2 hours and its only 0830! yawn :/)
8:42 AM - 15 Apr 12via txt

Love this clip, all about "new media", only in swiss german though :-)
10:07 PM - 19 Apr 12via Tweet Button

off to lugano for day for work :-) early train, yawn!
6:34 AM - 20 Apr 12via txt

must be spring and i must be losing weight - wearing a skirt for first time in ages :-)
6:35 AM - 20 Apr 12via txt

going through gotthard tunnel. 10 years to build at human cost of 470 lives :-( marvel of engineering in 1870
8:42 AM - 20 Apr 12via txt

grey weather on uri seite, brilliant sunshine and blue sky out of tunnel in tessin :-)
8:43 AM - 20 Apr 12via txt

missed train, but for that i get to enjoy this view of lugano!
2:47 PM - 20 Apr 12via Photos on iOS

some excellent advice on modern day manners and etiquette!
10:31 PM - 20 Apr 12via web

this weekend i am a mba widow as hubbie starts his course :-)
8:39 AM - 21 Apr 12via txt

wonder of wonders! both boys asleep at same time :-) quick sit down and nice cup of tea with lunch i think!
12:55 PM - 22 Apr 12via txt

Finished Run with @runmeter, on Sihl, Allemand, u... route, time 50:42, 4.32 miles, ahead of best run 3:42, see
9:52 PM - 22 Apr 12via Runmeter

this is a wonderful time lapse video of baby to 12year old in just over 2 mins!
8:05 AM - 24 Apr 12via web

Finished Run with @runmeter, on Sihl, Allemand, u... route, time 46:12, 4.49 miles, ahead of best run 4:30, see
9:52 PM - 25 Apr 12via Runmeter

Springtime in Zurich and everyone here on the 2nd floor at work is busy spring cleaning! Dump those old binders, focus on what ie essential…
9:38 AM - 26 Apr 12via LinkedIn

in the mountains for the weekend with e, a and a :-) sun shining and beer free beer, perfect :-)
4:53 PM - 28 Apr 12via txt

chilled sunday morning in unteriberg - brunch, pancakes, playing with iphone apps :-)
12:58 PM - 29 Apr 12via txt