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There’s snow on them hills, Billy Bob

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 the

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Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

It is SNOWING !!! We noticed just before we put the kids to bed that it has started to snow, big fluffy flakes.   The kids are bound to be up at the crack of

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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

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Shameless Mummy-Boast

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 been at

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They really do take recycling seriously here in Switzerland

There is a recycling bin for coffee capsules in Carouge            

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DD hat ein Wackelzahn…

… 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 Wackelzahnkinder”. DD has

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Speaking French

I am so proud of myself. I just made an appointment with the paediatrician for daughter. Not a big deal, I hear you say. The receptionist spoke no English and no German. I had to

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Scary Switzerland

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 this week

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Starting school and our first guest

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

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Aufwiedersehen Deutschland, Bonjour Suisse!

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 goods. As husband

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