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Child-friendly Chalet Luxe

With the ski season in full swing I thought I’d share some photos about one of the most amazing and child-friendly chalet hotels we’ve stayed at in Switzerland. […]

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(Not) So Solid Crew

It’s that dreaded time of winter again. When your mobile rings and the number on the display screen is that of your child’ school you know that the […]

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3-inches of Pure Design Genius

Our expat tribe just got back from the perfect family exhibition at the MUDAC museum in Lausanne. Here’s a little clue… The MUDAC Musée de design et d’arts appliqués […]

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French for Renegades

The children and I spent these long Christmas holidays in Italy in glutted, blissful oblivion and now that we’re back my already primitive supermarket-French has gone even rustier than before. Any memory of […]

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Bring Back Some Indian Summer

The last few days have brought more rain and grey skies than you can shake a brolly at, so if you’re thinking that a bit of warmth and colour are […]

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Ready, Steady…Escalade! part 2

As promised, I am back with part 2 of my Escalade post to tell you a bit more about one of Geneva’s oldest and proudest traditions. Did you have […]

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Ready, Steady…Escalade! part 1

As a self-confessed queen of sloth I might not be the best person to blog about this, but since it is a very special and long-standing sporting event in […]

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I Art Geneva

It is one of our favourite family destinations in Geneva. It is fab, it is cool and on the first Sunday of every month (and every Wednesday afternoon) […]

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Swiss School

The most frequently asked question about family life is Geneva is inevitably about schools. As an expatriate parent I fully sympathize because this is probably one of the […]

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Tintin Fever

With the release of Spielberg’s latest 3D movie, Tintin fever is spreading fast in Switzerland. But did you know that there is a special connection between Hergé’s hero […]

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The Mother of All Christmas Markets

Apologies to everyone but now that I am on a (Xmas!) roll, there’s no stopping me. Christmas markets are an essential part of the festive build-up in Switzerland and you […]

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‘Tis the Season to be Jolly!

With such a gloriously mild Autumn upon us it feels quite surreal to be thinking about Christmas already but I have always been a sucker for a bit […]

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Not Suitable for Vegetarians

If you’re a vegetarian please look away now. If you’re a carnivore foodie then rejoice, for Autumn in Switzerland is not only game season but bison season too. Bison meat […]

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Sunday Shopping at Les Automnales

I am posting a really brief one just to let you know that Geneva’s Palexpo, near the airport, is hosting Les Automnales 2011 from the 11th to the […]

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From Animal Muppet to Bollywood Star

…or the wonders of eyebrow threading. Threading is an ancient method of hair removal involving the use of a a twisted cotton thread rolled across your skin, and – […]

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Have Baby Will Fly

Nothing is guaranteed to test your parenting skills to the limit as air travel with your little ones. Everything from check-in to safety checks and never-ending queues are […]

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Kid-Friendly Activities this Weekend

As winter is drawing closer and daylight saving time means darkness wraps you up in the middle of the afternoon you need some fun things to do to keep […]

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Organic Shopping on Sundays

I received a few comments from people saying that they found my post about shopping on a Sunday quite useful, so here’s some more info I forgot to add in my […]

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Chocolate Republic

I could carry on for ages about how challenging (bordering on nerve-wracking) the life of a trailing spouse in Switzerland might be, but the truth is there’s no hurdle big […]

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Sunday Brunch with Children

I am posting a really brief one this morning just to let you know about one of our favourite spots for a perfect Sunday brunch with little ones […]

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