Archive | August, 2012

New beginnings Part I: “le Foot feminin” and “American football”

August 31, 2012

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The last few days here in Switzerland have been full of new beginnings for us. After spending much of the last two weeks holed up in our apartment in Vevey (vainly trying to get two grumpy kids excited about our surroundings) our new life began to take shape as we: enrolled Emma and Lachlan in […]

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Cycling in the Lavaux wine region

August 30, 2012

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One of the things that I was most looking forward to in moving to Switzerland was the availability of world class road cycling routes, particularly in the Alps and the area surrounding Lake Geneva. In my previous visits I was particularly excited by the prospect of cycling through the vineyards of the Lavaux wine region, […]

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Jetsetting Guinea Pigs, Swiss Pet Laws, and my Precious

August 21, 2012

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Within three days of arriving in Switzerland we were joined by our 3 Guinea Pigs, along with another precious member of the family … my Colnago road bike! Nestle Canada really pulled out all the stops for us by arranging air transport for our Guinea Pigs – Boo, Holly and Pumpkin – affectionately known as […]

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About and around Lausanne

August 17, 2012

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For those who are curious about where we are living in Switzerland, here’s a quick primer on Lausanne and the surrounding area, along with a few photos. While we are currently staying in a temporary apartment in the town of Vevey (pop.15,000), we will soon move into a rented home in the community of Jouxtens-Mezery, […]

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Inaugural blog post: Sleepless in Switzerland

August 15, 2012

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Greetings from Switzerland everyone! Kathryn, Lachlan, Emma and I arrived about 36 hours ago (Monday, Aug 13), and have been holed up in our temporary apartment in Vevey, where we have been trying to shake off the jetlag. Our flight to Geneva was uneventful, and most of us grabbed at least a few hours sleep […]

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