Archive | March, 2013

World Cup Weekend in France

March 19, 2013

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As many readers know, I am a huge fan of competitive cross country skiing and have been involved in the sport as a competitor for many years and, more recently, as a coach with Team Hardwood. While I miss my Team Hardwood family a great deal, as well as the adrenaline and excitement of race […]

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London Calling!!! A 48hr family get-away

March 17, 2013

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One of the things we told ourselves before moving to Switzerland was that we would take advantage of the country’s central location within Europe and the availability of cheap short-haul flights from Geneva in order to visit as many places as we could during school breaks and on periodic weekends. However, between the kids’ sports […]

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Chateau d’Oex Hot-Air Balloon Festival

March 4, 2013

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The Swiss are very fond of festivals and hold them throughout the year to celebrate everything from music, wine, and cheese, to local handicrafts, farm produce, and livestock, including beauty contests for cows (I kid you not!). Some festivals date back centuries, while others are more contemporary in origin. Looking for something to do as […]

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