Winter in Geneva

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 Geneva I can’t possibly skip it. Get ready, set and go on Saturday 6th of December 2014 for the 37th Escalade Race, which takes place every year in Geneva’s old town on the first Saturday of December. The race is a fun family […]

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It’s “Un R de Famille” !

What do you do when you come across a place that brings back some of your happiest childhood memories and at the same time reminds you of a place your heart calls ‘home’ ? Simple: you fall in love, which is what happened to us last week when we had brunch at Un R de famille in Geneva.       Un R de famille is an information centre for families founded by the […]

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Best Fondue in Town ?

As the colours of autumn in Geneva turn to even more intense hues of ochre, burnt umber, copper and glowing burgundy my thoughts rush to all the winter rituals I love the most about our life in Switzerland. There’s skiing, of course, but roaring log-fires at dusk too, hot chocolate & crêpes on Sunday afternoons and a convivial fondue shared with family and friends on those crisp, winter starry nights when the air carries scents of burning […]

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Sunday Brunch with Kids

When it’s too cold and rainy to enjoy a family stroll but not cold enough that ski season has already started, a Sunday brunch is a lovely way to cuddle up with your little buttons and relish some good food. We’ve tried many places since our arrival 4 years ago (and believe me it’s not easy to find a place that will satisfy all five of us !) so we’ve compiled our own […]

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Sympa…les Poneys !

Little Miss Cutie is 2 and entering her “I love ponies” stage. She’ll squeal in delight every time we drive past a riding school and seize any pony-related books she lays eyes on when we’re out shopping.   Luckily for us, there are many pony clubs and riding schools within a short distance of Geneva so last weekend, as a special treat for Her Toddlerness, we took the children for a pony ride to the Pony Club in […]

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Who’s Afraid of the Creepy Crawlies ?

On Sunday I took my pretend children to the Vivarium de Meyrin. When I say “pretend children” I don’t mean imaginary ones, who live inside my head. These two lovely little ladies do exist, they’re just not mine, but I love to spend time with them and I think I might even be their favourite godmother !   One of the first rainy Sundays of the changing season was the perfect […]

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The Geneva Music Scene

Expats often complain that Geneva is “too quiet” and doesn’t offer much in terms of night-life or music gigs. If you’ve heard this a million times before and would like to hear a different drummer, take a look at our interview with Paolo H. – one third of DJ & music events team Indie Nation. Their vision is simple and quite clear: bring glamorous Indie Rock’n’Roll back in town – can’t say fairer than that, […]

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