Christmas cheer … do you have it?

Christmas cheer … do you have it?

Do you celebrate Christmas?  And if so, how does it make you feel?   Christmas is a very difficult time for many people, and brings up so many emotions. Personally we are extremely fortunate not to be in need or distress. For which I’m immensely thankful. However,...
Call the Midwife? But how?

Call the Midwife? But how?

Call the Midwife?  But how?  Learning that you’re expecting a baby can be so exciting, but it can also be stressful as you worry how your baby is growing, moving and developing as the days and months pass.  With your first pregnancy you have lots of questions and...
Becoming a Mum in Switzerland

Becoming a Mum in Switzerland

After three years teaching abroad in China, Switzerland was a calculated move for my partner and I. After years breathing polluted air that left us coughing up black bits after a run round the local park and having our photo surreptitiously (or not so subtly!) taken...
Le Français – a worthwhile journey

Le Français – a worthwhile journey

“Speaking French, that’ll be easy to crack”.  That’s what I thought when we started to plan our new life in Geneva.  “A bit of hard work, a few embarrassing episodes but then it’ll start to slot into place.”  I couldn’t envisage an alternative.  And anyway I was sure...
Gemma’s Love of Le Lac

Gemma’s Love of Le Lac

“What is the best part of your new life in Geneva?”, was the most asked question by family and friends back home in the first few months after we moved here.  My answer…always, “the lake!”   I don’t know why, but I absolutely love it. Every time I see it –...
Becky’s Story

Becky’s Story

In a time before kids and responsibilities, my Geordie friend and I would endure being screamed at in a spin class by Monsieur Motivateur, so we could follow it with a guilt-free plate of cheese at our favourite Geneva haunt. As the wine flowed we’d rattle on about...
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