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A’s daughters bought him an iPad for his birthday and wanted a cake as a teaser.

 Lemon layer cake with lemon curd filling  


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Surprise!  The best reaction a baker can hope for! Happy 7th birthday!




Every month a Zurich expat hosts a book swap. Now, if you haven’t heard of it before you’re going to be excitedly signing up for the next one! When she got to Switzerland, she noticed the crazy prices of books here, especially English books, and so she created this fabulous monthly get together, where everyone brings a book or few that they’ve read and are willing to part with, then we grab a coffee and chat about books, life in Zurich, kids, schools and whatever topic comes up. Over the years, E’s regular book swaps have become a necessity for English-reading ladies who are not working, with many regular attendees. What I like about the swap is not just that I’m getting a free book but also get to speak to someone who has read it and will give me an honest opinion on it AND I get to make a few new friends along the way!

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This month the book swap was kindly hosted by Pure Beauty Spa in the Seefeld area in Zurich. In the purple oasis we we treated to fresh juice, herbal teas and delicious coffee. It also gave us the chance to talk to the lovely owners about the products and services on offer.  Book swap Pure Beauty Spa (12)Book swap Pure Beauty Spa (13)Book swap Pure Beauty Spa (18)

Join the FaceBook book swap group to be kept up to date with the meetups!

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Friday the 13th, Mascotte and InterNations!! Not to mention the cupcakes and smiles and dancing and fun that was had by over 400 people!

As a treat for the first 100 guests there were mini carrot cake, chocolate and vanilla cupcakes – all with cute Christmas-esque fondant toppers.

The winner of the competition was the lovely Lenit Aa who won a selection of Peaches ‘n Cream, chocolate and carrot cake cupcakes.IMG_2341

Here’s InterNations Zürich Ambassador, Chris, matching a snowman topper to his jumper! IMG_2330


*Apologies for the poor quality photos!