Category: Geneva

Photogroup Workshop – Theme: Water

When “Water” was suggested for our photography group monthly theme, it would have been easy to head down to the lake but one of our members suggested going to Choulex near Geneva , where there is a nature… Read More

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Filets de Pêrches

If you go into a restaurant in Geneva area then there is a good chance that one of the dishes on the menu will be Filets de Pêrches – fillet of perch. After living here for sometime, a… Read More

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Schools in Geneva

One of the most important issues when expats move to a new country is schooling. You can out up with a less than stunning kitchen (and you often have to here) or a slightly boring social life but… Read More

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Visiting Geneva With Children – City Walk

One of the things that we noticed when we moved to Geneva is that the Swiss are very child-friendly. It is a great place to raise a family. Children are a part of everyday life here and are… Read More

Snow in Geneva

Remember the photos that I posted this morning? Look how much more snow we have had since then. It has not stopped snowing all day.

La Plage Publique des Eaux-Vives

Driving around Geneva recently, I kept seeing these wonderful posters, reminiscent of the Côte d’Azur in the 1950s.  I was unaware that there was a beach at Eaux-Vives, knowing only the little beach at Baby Plage that I blogged about… Read More

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Avec la bise, lave ta chemise – it is washing day

I don’t think that I have blogged about La Bise, the bitingly cold Northwind that whistles down Lake Geneva from the Alps. Probably because if La Bise is blowing, my fingers are too cold to type. Anticyclones (whatever… Read More

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Fète de Genève

We went to the Fête de Genève today, a massive carnival that runs right around the lakeside. Geneva is busy busy busy, lots of tourists come especially for the Fête, and this years Guest of Honour is the… Read More

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Escalade and Marmite pots

Geneva celebrates the Escalade each December to commemorate the defeat of the troops sent by Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy in the night of 11/12 December 1602. During that fateful night the Genevoise were alerted to the… Read More

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Baby Plage

We visited the fabulous Baby Plage today, the kids had a great time. The playarea is made of tyres and is not a typical Swiss play area. You do have to be careful with as there are no… Read More