December 12th, 2016


Tweeting in the gaps, Nov 2016

November 03, 2016 at 08:34PM:
question of the day from M - mummy, how did the earth and planets form? before I could answer ...Mummy, I am verliebt (in love) #mgm

November 03, 2016 at 08:36PM:
P was elated this evening by the discovery of his very first wobbly tooth! M then added Mummy, are you the tooth fairy? #pmm #mgm #busted

November 06, 2016 at 10:57AM:
The Rule of Law: an open letter to Liz Truss

November 07, 2016 at 07:23AM:
Great excitement first thing on a monday morning - p's a wobbly tooth is out! #pmm

November 07, 2016 at 02:31PM:
RT @Pravdauk: Someone asked me why I read German History, at the time my answer was one day it might be useful. And that day as a…

November 07, 2016 at 02:48PM:
winter has arrived in Zurich, cold rain has turned to sleet/snow #brrrr

November 08, 2016 at 09:47PM:
i am such a geek - I now have a custom IBAN that ends in helen!

November 08, 2016 at 09:49PM:
Walking home tonight with P from kindergarten - Mummy, why can't I walk to Chindski on my own? Me - because you're 5 & it's 2 km! #pmm

November 08, 2016 at 09:50PM:
Walking home tonight with P from kindergarten part 2 - Mummy, you could get a motorbike with sidecar, then it would be quicker #pmm

November 08, 2016 at 09:51PM:
Walking home tonight with P part 3 - me: But I don't know how to ride a motorbike? Mummy, they could just say it to you! #pmm

November 09, 2016 at 07:26AM:
I don't believe it & obviously not in a good way :-(

November 10, 2016 at 07:49PM:
looking forward to a day of ted tomorrow! #peoplefirst2016 #tedxzurich

November 11, 2016 at 09:33AM:
Ready for #tedxzurich - got my seat, note-making tools set up!

November 11, 2016 at 09:35AM:
Feeling a bit watched :/) eye in the tedx sky! #tedxzurich

November 11, 2016 at 10:08AM:
#tedxzurich people first, not power first too right :-)

November 11, 2016 at 10:21AM:
We are better when we are more diverse Suzi Levine #tedxzurich

November 11, 2016 at 10:44AM:
Equality in 50 years - economic&social equality, then freedom of movement! Future is hard to predict!! William scha…

November 11, 2016 at 10:52AM:
Life is not about fitting in - Cristina riesen #tedxzurich

November 11, 2016 at 11:06AM:
V cool augmented creativity demo with eth and Disney research! Love the Elvis elephant!! Bob sumner #TedXZurich

November 11, 2016 at 11:15AM:
Christophe girod on pixels, point cloud, anchored points. Mind bending! #TedXZurich

November 11, 2016 at 12:16PM:
I do love #tedxzurich but lunchtime crowds & noise too much stimulation for shy introvert like me :-)

November 11, 2016 at 01:03PM:
Survived lunch & made 2 new friends :-) introverted networking!! #tedxzurich

November 11, 2016 at 01:45PM:
Love it! Statistics, sausages, Adam smith, E Kant, flipping coins & protected values :-) #TEDxZurich

November 11, 2016 at 01:57PM:
When AI systems dream, they amplify patterns and improve Van Gogh! #TEDxZurich

November 11, 2016 at 02:18PM:
3 steps to regaining willpower from Evelyne binsack - understand, accept, act! #tedxzurich

November 11, 2016 at 03:30PM:
Access to banking critical to end poverty i.e. Micro finance, action investing, says Peter Fanconi #TEDXZurich

November 11, 2016 at 03:34PM:
Peter Fanconi on traditional investing, philanthropy, action investing... #TEDXZurich

November 11, 2016 at 03:55PM:
Can i be happy for 100 days in a row? Feeling inspired by Dmitry Golubnichy #100happydays #TEDXZurich

November 11, 2016 at 04:02PM:
Thanks to all the SRF support staff! #TEDxZurich

November 11, 2016 at 04:08PM:
Thanks to all the speakers & volunteers and committee! #TEDXZurich 2016 has been awesome! #peoplefirst

November 13, 2016 at 01:18AM:
my order arrived from! No excuses, time to start some christmas baking then :-)

November 14, 2016 at 11:47PM:
Christmas must be coming - just designed & ordered cards, gift stickers & mini cards from @MOO Lovely jubbly :-)

November 17, 2016 at 07:34AM:
This is how we roll in our house at breakfast! Banana-eating pirates rule!! #pmm

November 17, 2016 at 11:10PM:
It's been a long slog of a week, so making Friday chocolate cake for the team #leadershipthroughbaking

November 19, 2016 at 10:36AM:
Trying to read in bed with a nice cup of tea, but the Mixels have invaded!! #mgm

November 19, 2016 at 01:04PM:
It was inevitable, but I now have a folder called Lego Downloads & a user account at! #pmm #mgm #mummyof2boys

November 19, 2016 at 07:18PM:
I'm with @BrandonVDixon. @realDonaldTrump must stop using tweets to criticize free speech he disagrees with. That's unAmerican.

November 19, 2016 at 07:19PM:
Big data can’t bring objectivity to a subjective world via @techcrunch

November 19, 2016 at 07:20PM:
RT @campbellclaret: The cast politely and respectfully read out a statement of core American values. Could you be any more thin skinned?

November 19, 2016 at 07:20PM:
RT @manwhohasitall: Do you have a son, husband or dad? IF you have, you should respect men today and every day. #internationalmensday #menarepeopletoo

November 19, 2016 at 07:21PM:
RT @EmmaKennedy: With all the Hamilton hoohah, don’t forget, Donald paid out $25million today to sweep that inconvenient fraud case under the carpet.

November 19, 2016 at 07:23PM:
RT @asabenn: A look at the last 4 hours on Google shows how fast Trump forced his Hamilton spat to the top of the agenda instead…

November 20, 2016 at 10:48PM:
RT @LucyMangan: Twitter has been won

November 21, 2016 at 07:31AM:
Monday morning! Nuff said :-) #pmm

November 22, 2016 at 07:25AM:
I think I have a problem, before I share meme like facebook posts, I rewrite them to correct the english :-)

November 24, 2016 at 10:45PM:
property, money & jobs according to M, #1 mummy, who gets this flat after, me or patrick? Me: neither of you, we don't own the flat...

November 24, 2016 at 10:46PM:
property, money & jobs according to M, #2 oh! so i have to buy my own house? me, well yes my darling, that's how it works...

November 24, 2016 at 10:47PM:
property, money & jobs according to M, #3 (wide eyed in shock) but mummy, i've only got a little bit of money, I've only got five francs!

November 24, 2016 at 10:48PM:
property, money & jobs according to M, #4 me so when you're bigger you need to get a job and earn money, M: Oh, can i be a footballer?!

November 24, 2016 at 10:49PM:
property, money & jobs #5 - at this point we get into the supply & demand of being a professional footbally player #easiertojustbuyhimaflat

November 26, 2016 at 02:02PM:
Mummy, when you die and come back, what do you want to be? I want to be a person on this planet and I will buy a house! #mgm #buddhism

November 27, 2016 at 11:45AM:
My Christmas elves helping with the Christmas baking marathon/ mincemeat, pudding, cake! #mgm #pmm

November 27, 2016 at 01:19PM:
hardest parenting discussion last night with the 7yr old - full on existential crisis at bedtime - life, death, reincarnation #1

November 27, 2016 at 01:20PM:
But mummy, when I come back, how will I know I am still Markus? How will I feel it? &what happens when you & daddy die? #2

November 27, 2016 at 01:22PM:
we did our best - a buddhist, a lapsed CofE protestant, talking to a boy mad about the universe, the big bang & supernovas #3

November 27, 2016 at 01:22PM:
Our explanations were about recycled energy, kindness, being brave, and our memories of loved ones living on in our hearts & minds #mgm #4

November 27, 2016 at 10:35PM:
I am all christmas-baked out! Waiting for cake to finally finish, mincemeat & christmas pudding done - house smells…

November 27, 2016 at 11:15PM:
And the cake is finally out! Room all day-5 hours in oven. Doesn't look much but smells gorgeous!!

November 28, 2016 at 08:53PM:
RT @SoVeryBritish: Meanings of hmm:
I doubt it
Not sure
I suppose
Never thought of it like that
Not listening
I'll pretend I didn't hear that

November 28, 2016 at 08:55PM:
RT @SoVeryBritish: Finding a full cup of tea that you made for someone an hour ago and making a mental note to never speak to them again

November 28, 2016 at 08:59PM:
Very excited to be attending #LT16Awards this week - we are up for best elearning team!

November 28, 2016 at 09:00PM:
RT @LTAwards: This time next week we'll be getting ready to welcome everyone to the gala evening! Hands up who's excited?…

November 29, 2016 at 12:19AM:
RT @StandardIssueUK: @DottyWinters reveals the eight things she wishes she’d known prior to adopting. #NationalAdoptionAwarenessMonth

November 30, 2016 at 08:47PM:
#LT16Awards we're here & ready to celebrate success!

November 30, 2016 at 10:56PM:
The wonderful Deborah Frances white announces the winners! #lt2016awards

November 30, 2016 at 11:41PM:
#lt2016awards very chuffed - learning technologies team of the year! #creditsuisse

Resolution Update - November

Summer into autumn didn't get any easier - but i have made progress on some of my resolutions. I have learnt that it is up to me to carve out time to do the things that give me balance - reading, writing, running. If I tell myself this enough, will I learn it?

2016 Resolution = Lose 20kg in 2016
*Lose 20kg in 2016 - Have joined Slimming World online and have lost 3kg - working on this! Have cut out alcohol :-)
*100 Books in 2016 - 50 so far :-)
*100 Blogs in 2016 - 78 so far :-)
*100 Runs in 2016 - 20 so far :-(
*100 Gym visits in 2016 - 3 so far :-(

Family Photo Shoot - October 2016 (aka "Larking around in the leaves"!)

After my previous wibble about having our family photoshoot, I am happy to say we had a lovely time with the wonderful Claire Pearson!. We went to Rieterpark next to Museum Rietberg and larked around in the leaves. Markus posed like a good one, Patrick had a bit of a strop, then we all went to the cafe for a hot chocolate :-)

How to choose my favourites?

Well, I love these shots of all of us together (it took a while!)

Markus strutted his stuff and loved it...

Patrick took a while to warm up, then didn't want to play any more...

Brothers in Arms :-)

My other gorgeous boy...

Quirky Shots aka my red cons make an appearance again!

Larking around and pretending like we owned the (stately home) place!

All the photos are here

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