Category Archives: The Swiss Cats

Summer getaway : the zen garden of Aigle

Some of you understood that Claire and Momo were soon going to go on holiday during several days, and you worried to know who would take care of us : no panic !

Claire and Momo never leave in summer, there are very too much things to do in the garden. Furthermore, the rare times when they leave, they prefer seasons more quiet and less hot as autumn or spring. Their summer holidays consist of an alternation of one-day getaways and of “garden” or « friends” days, according to their desire.

Momo is still not on holiday, but as this beautiful place is close from our home, it’s the first one we’ll show you : the zen garden of Aigle.

This garden was born thanks to the photographer Benoît Lange and thanks to his passion for Asia. Claire likes very much her relaxing atmosphere as well as the disorienting contrast between this small piece of Asia and surrounding “homegrown» mountains. It’s inhabited by several species of batrachians, tortoises, fishes, and shelters more than 140 species of vegetables, among which 120 come from Asia. Enjoy the visit !

Sunday Selfies

It’s with great pleasure that we take part to the Sunday Selfies Blog Hop hosted by our friends of the blog The Cat On My Head today.

Claire is on holidays, and she takes advantage of it to read, garden, and take time to make a bazilion of useless but essential little things. It is a quiet period. We enjoy this life in slow motion during summer.

Momo is waiting impatiently for being on holidays too : Claire and he planned to go to see or to see again various sites in Switzerland, and we are already delighted to let you discover them on our blog.

Have a good Sunday !

What were The Swiss Cats doing these last few days ?

It’s very easy : Claire needed a moment for her only after this crazy end of school year, and we coached her for her fitness.

First she prepared her new class with her new colleague. This colleague is not so new : Claire and Laurence had already worked together during 13 years a few years ago ! Reunions were thus joyful and effective, as you can see.

Then she followed our “well-being” advice literally :

Take care of your mind : healthy readings and positive thoughts

Take care of your body : physical activity and beauty enhancement

Practice an outdoor activity : weed, plant, collect, …

Treat yourself : Claire enjoyed the workshop «Household products” given by Irène from Instants Nature and organized by Doris from Chez Mamie (bulk grocer’s shop) at Monthey. She learnt how to use natural ingredients to make ecological and economic household products, for example universal spray, dish soap, or still washing liquid for the laundry machine. In small group, it’s funnier ! These natural products are as effective as industrial products, but much less polluting.

Thanks to us, our human is quite cheered up and functional again !

And what did Momo during this time ? He expressed all his creative potential to make a decoration for the entrance (env. 50 x 40 cms) : that was a laugh riot for Claire, and she hung it at once !