A tribute to my grandmother

Even though life in Switzerland was still not an easy ride, one person who absolutely adored Switzerland was my grandmother. She thoroughly enjoyed her visits there. I was wondering if she enjoyed the country more than actually visiting us. The first time she came to visit was in the early stages of my parents’ divorce. …

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The end of Adrien-Jeandin

As it was soon the end (finally) of my time in that prison, I was looking forward to the end. I had mixed feelings. On one hand, I was ecstatic and couldn’t wait for the end. I was equally sad and I was so upset that things didn’t work out and I felt responsible. In …

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A quick getaway

As the end of my awful time at Adrien-Jeandin was looming, I tried my best to make the most of it. I knew no one would miss me, especially the teacher. Frankly, I wouldn’t miss everyone myself. All I had was hurtful memories so far. Our teacher’s mood started to change slightly, although he would …

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It was fair to say, I faced a few months of pure hell. Returning to Portugal was exactly what the doctor ordered. Smelling the sea salt filled my nose with its powerful fragrance as well as cherished memories. I was home, finally. As always, when we return to Portugal, especially in Lisbon, we visit all …

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About Me

My name is Telma and I currently work in a secondary school in England. Ironic since my worst years when I was a teenager was in a secondary school.
I grew up in Switzerland for approximately 15 years. I lived the best and the worst time of my life. Each week I’ll share with you my unique experience and perspective what it was like living in one of the world’s best known as well as breathtaking country. I hope you’re ready for a rollercoaster ride and a trip to my memory lane.


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