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What’s On in August 2014

The best season of the year is in full swing, whether you’ll be away...
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Pirates Ahoy

Nyon Plage is now fit for budding pirates! After its recent renovation, the Plage communale...
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A Beautiful Day in Saint-Prex

Thanks to the gorgeous summer weather of the past few weeks we’ve been able...
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Life is a Beach

In a lovely village overlooking Lac Léman and right on the outskirts of Morges lies one...
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B is for Brasserie

We’ve already talked about B Com Brasserie on our facebook page and our post about child-friendly restaurants,...
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IGusti of Nyon

Yes, plenty has already been written about gelato on this blog but when we accidentally come...
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Child-Friendly Restaurants

We have posted so many bits of information about child-friendly restaurants in the Geneva region...
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How to Employ Nannies in Switzerland

Families who hire nannies, babysitters or household help in Switzerland have to ensure that their...
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Flying with Children

We’ve already posted our rave review of the excellent playroom at Geneva Airport, so we couldn’t...
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Puro Gelato

I’ve already posted about my ice-cream addiction (I was raised in Italy after all!) so please...
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Outdoor Fun in Nyon

Calling all exhausted mums: if you live in the Nyon area and are looking...
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Beat the Heat

When a heatwave (“canicule” in French) hits, what you need is some water fun...
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A Midsummer Night at the Bains

A local treasure with a long history dating back to 1872, the Bains des Pâquis hold...
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Surfing in Geneva

You’ve done it all: walked the cobbled streets of the old town, taken a...
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Brunch in the Sun

The summer weather we were all waiting for has finally arrived, so what better...
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Summer of Gelato

I know the time has come for this post to be published, but a...
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Best Thai Bistro in Meyrin

First of all, I have to thank Italian expat Francesco for mentioning the Aéro...
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A Perfect Spot for a Picnic

Ever the optimist, I decided to blog about one of our favourite family picnic...
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A Perfect Spring Getaway

The Swiss town of Thun is a real gem and the gateway to the Bernese Oberland....
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Organic Fruit with a Local Accent

One of the things I missed the most when we first moved to Geneva...
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Sunday Survival Guide

It is one of the first things you will hear from other expats when...
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Birthday Planning Tips

At one point or another, we’ve all been thrown into a frenzy by the scary prospect...
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Sunday Brunch with Kids

When it’s too cold and rainy to enjoy a family stroll but not cold...
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It’s BBQ Time

If you’re looking for a fun, easy restaurant that you can enjoy with the kids,...
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The French Village of Pérouges

We came across the French village of Pérouges on our way to Lyon a couple of years ago:...
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As Easy as Tu or Vous

The use of ‘tu’ and ‘vous’ adds to the difficulty of the French language....
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The Medieval Village of Yvoire

If you’re looking for new places to discover near Geneva this summer, look no...
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Geneva for Free

We’ve all heard the bleak refrain that usually accompanies the mention of living in...
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The Tintin Connection

With the release of Spielberg’s 3D movie last year, cartoon-character Tintin has enjoyed a...
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Make a Splash!

Now that summer is finally here, what better way to enjoy the sunshine than...
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An Expat Family in Lyon

Two rivers run through it: an expat family’s first year in Lyon When it...
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Have Baby, Will Fly

Nothing is guaranteed to test your parenting skills to the limit as air travel...
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On Heidi’s Trail in Ballenberg

Hands up who thinks of Heidi when thinking of Switzerland. Trouble is, when you...
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Great Days Out with the Kids

Spring is the best time to get out of Geneva and explore Switzerland (it’d...
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