Tag: geneva

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 both her and… Read More

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 go but today… Read More

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

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

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

When we moved to Geneva, one of the things that I found most difficult was finding ingredients for baking in Switzerland. I was used to the issues with baking powder and baking soda, not to mention finding self-raising… Read More

Féte de Bonhomme Neige

Tonight we went to the Féte de Bonhomme Neige – the Snowman Festival – with ritual burning of the snowman to mark the end of winter. Not that there was much of a winter to speak of this… Read More

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

Favourite Photos of 2010

Today I was thinking about the passing of the year 2010 and thought I would gather some of my favourite photos in one post. These are the ones that I particularly like, or which bring back memories of… 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.

The Swiss Vote

The Swiss have a unique voting system called direct (or half direct) democracy. This means that basically any Swiss citizen can propose a change to a law. Around four times a year votes are cast on local and… Read More

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

The Swiss and their Dogs

This is a picture of Daphne and her sister, Holly. They are from two different litters, born a year apart and are quite different in temperament. Daphne is more outgoing and friendly while Holly tends to be more… Read More

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