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Darina Schweizer

A city kid who’s returned from the countryside to live the urban life – only to turn her attic flat into a beach house dotted with aloes and lighthouses. She’s an animal lover interested in psychology. Her harmless appearance comes with a dark sense of humour and a criminal taste in books. Someday, she’d like to be able to shoot an arrow like Mulan. 

58 articles


  • Guide

    Paw + Order: what you can do about your neighbour’s dog yapping

    by Darina Schweizer

  • Guide

    Bye-bye bouquets! 6 alternatives to Valentine’s Day flowers

    by Darina Schweizer

  • Guide

    Fact check: is it dangerous for your pet to eat poo?

    by Darina Schweizer

  • Background information

    Kangaroo meat in cat food: why manufacturers swear by it

    by Darina Schweizer

  • Product test

    No more supermarket bread: I mill my own grain now

    by Darina Schweizer

  • Opinion

    Does nobody listen any more?!

    by Darina Schweizer

  • Guide

    Yum or yuck? Why cat’s change their food preferences

    by Darina Schweizer

  • Guide

    Fact or fiction: are dog shoes useful?

    by Darina Schweizer

  • Background information

    Are we commercialising pets too much? This is what the animal ethicist says

    by Darina Schweizer

  • Opinion

    7 alternatives to «reserved» signs

    by Darina Schweizer

  • Guide

    Half cat, half plant: an ode to Kalanchoe tomentosa aka «kitten ears»

    by Darina Schweizer

  • Guide

    Fact Check: should cats drink cow’s milk?

    by Darina Schweizer

  • Background information

    How fungus gnats get into soil

    by Darina Schweizer

  • Guide

    Attack of the shiitake: how mushrooms are taking over my living room

    by Darina Schweizer

  • Guide

    Rubbish at gardening? Try these 7 tricks

    by Darina Schweizer

  • Background information

    Addicted to Aromat – how a visit to Knorr made me relapse

    by Darina Schweizer

  • Background information

    Plastic and wood in potting soil: how manufacturers defend themselves

    by Darina Schweizer

  • Guide

    An eye-catcher or just creepy? How my dried bridal bouquet turned out

    by Darina Schweizer

  • Guide

    Pretty, but a total pain: houseplants worth avoiding

    by Darina Schweizer

  • Guide

    One of your housecats dies: here’s why you should get them a new companion

    by Darina Schweizer

  • Background information

    Make room on your kitchen countertop with these accessories

    by Darina Schweizer

  • Background information

    Behind the scenes of Switzerland’s most renowned Asian mushroom producer

    by Darina Schweizer

  • Guide

    Fresh off the press – my flower experiment

    by Darina Schweizer

  • Background information

    Bingo’s paw around your neck: how to eternalise your pet

    by Darina Schweizer

  • Guide

    The bitter end of my indoor herbs

    by Darina Schweizer

  • Guide

    Fact Check: do cats prefer particular names?

    by Darina Schweizer

  • Background information

    This girl is on fire! Chilli salt from Herrliberg leaves me speechless

    by Darina Schweizer

  • Background information

    Fact Check: do you really sleep worse when there’s a full moon?

    by Darina Schweizer

  • Opinion

    Boys, beer and amorous antics: what’s better at 30 than at 20

    by Darina Schweizer

  • Guide

    How to combat mouldy potting soil

    by Darina Schweizer

  • Guide

    A facelift for Adora: one last attempt to get my dishwasher back in shape

    by Darina Schweizer

  • Background information

    Dogitec Galaxus – meet our office dogs!

    by Darina Schweizer

  • Guide

    Until death do us part: this is how I rescued my bridal bouquet

    by Darina Schweizer