Off-piste dangers and rewards : changing the mindset of a new generation of skiers

Earlier this year, I was getting off a packed ski lift in the French resort of Tignes when I had one of those moments when I accepted that what had once appealed to me in downhill skiing was perhaps now not so. I‘d been wearing a helmet-mounted GoPro camera which had become lodged in the restraining … Read moreOff-piste dangers and rewards : changing the mindset of a new generation of skiers

People watching in Basel – a day when the city’s three ‘Fs’ came together

“What is this life if full of care we have no time to stand and stare” so said WH Davies and today I’ve been heeding his words and making time to people watch. And what better a day to do it on than at this huge party in Basel. Tonight the city plays host to the … Read morePeople watching in Basel – a day when the city’s three ‘Fs’ came together

Swiss political posters  - the contentious images that frighten and offend – but not enough to remove them

Updated February 28, 2016 The people of Switzerland have once again been to the polls to exercise their citizen power over four very different issues. This time they cast their votes over a right-wing initiative to deport convicted foreigners, a challenge from environmentalists opposed to a second Gotthard road tunnel, a proposal to introduce tax … Read moreSwiss political posters  - the contentious images that frighten and offend – but not enough to remove them