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,...
Finding your Tribe and defining yourself – wherever you land!

Finding your Tribe and defining yourself – wherever you land!

“I’m a British Mother of 3 who has moved countries 3 times and reinvented myself professionally a few more times than that! During my early professional years I worked with disaffected teens in the UK. I took a break to travel the world, then did NGO Fundraising...
Registering a birth in Switzerland – extra admin?

Registering a birth in Switzerland – extra admin?

We all have admin to deal with in our lives.  And it seems that the Swiss in addition to loving chocolate, cheese and cows also love admin.  Well if they don’t, then they must find it much less stressful, because it always seems to be the international community...
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...
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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