We left Papa sleeping at home and walked down to the village to get rolls for breakfast this morning. It was a beautiful sunny morning with just enough snow on the ground to get th[...]
Recently IÂ have been strangely fascinated by theÂ chrysanthemums in hanging baskets that are to be seen in many towns and so had a closer look when I was in the garden centre near[...]
It is SNOWING !!!Â We noticed just before we put the kids to bed that it has started to snow, big fluffy flakes.Â The kids are bound to be up at the crack of dawn tomorrow.Â Now I [...]
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 a[...]
DD had the results of her first test in school, Evaluation de Mathematique. We were delighted to see that she got 37 out of a possible 41 points. Considering that she has only bee[...]
There is a recycling bin for coffee capsules in Carouge
The Swiss customs officers were aghast this week to discover Belgian chocolates in the luggage of a Geordie lass. It is well known that the Swiss do not allow foreign chocs to be i[...]
... endlich! In Germany the wobbling of the first tooth tends to coincide with the start of school, so it is an important rite of passage. They call the pre-schoolers the "Die Wack[...]
I am so proud of myself. I just made an appointment with the paediatrician for Catriona. Not a big deal, I hear you say. The receptionist spoke no English and no German. I had to s[...]
Or do the Swiss celebrate Halloween?Well, I don't know about the rest of Switzerland but here in our village we certainly do. In typical Swiss fashion a list went around the school[...]
I had an appointment to see the headteacher of the local school on the Friday after we arrived and she told me that the kids could start school right away. Not even a week after ou[...]
The Swiss adventures of our family began in September 2008 when we moved to a small village near Geneva.On 22nd September the removal lorry arrived and started to pack our worldly[...]
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