Smoking In Switzerland

Can you guess from which age a child can legally purchase cigarettes in Geneva? 15 years? 18 years? Perhaps even older? I bet not many of you would have guessed that a child can buy

Banana Cupcakes with Caramel Fleur de Sel

When I renamed the blog, I decided that I would make Salted Caramels and perhaps use the photos for the blog logo. Easier said than done, I discovered. When I searched for a recipe, I

The Joys of Expat Life

Ok, forgive me my self-indulgent and whiny post yesterday. The sun is shining in Geneva once more, my friend is on her way to a new adventure, who knows what the next year will bring

Saying goodbye, au revoir, auf wiedersehen…

No matter in which language you do this, it is a bitch. And if you are living the expat life, then it is something that you have to do occasionally. I have had acquaintances come and

I am asking you very gently…

to read the rest of this post about life in Switzerland. Today my husband was preparing for the big 4th July Party that we are hosting on Monday. Part of this involved a bit of

Measles Outbreak in France and Switzerland

Our school recently sent a letter to all parents asking them to check that their childrens’ vaccinations are up to date. This follows a measles outbreak in neighbouring France that has crossed over the border

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

Baking in Switzerland – Where to buy Baking Powder, Soda etc

Availability of Baking Ingredients in SwitzerlandIf you found this blog because you googled, “where to buy baking powder in Geneva” or “where to buy self-raising flour in Switzerland” – read on. Baking Powder – I buy

My Atomic Bunker

Not long ago I wrote a light-hearted post about our Nuclear Bunker. Who would have thought that not even 4 months later, I would be envied for my bunker. And not in a joking “ha, isn’t

Multiculturalism In Switzerland

David Cameron has stated, just as Angela Merkel did before him, that multiculturalism has failed in Europe. He called for minorities in UK to better integrate, to learn English, to become more British. He states