Goodbyes are the worst. I know, it’s not a very original sentiment….pretty much everyone agrees. I’ve had to do a lot of goodbyes in the past few years. I left my friends and family in Canada to live in Switzerland, and we say ‘hello’ and ‘goodbye’ to one another several times a year. In fact,… Continue reading Chapter 7. Saying Goodbye
Chocolate and Switzerland. One of the most classic pairings in history. You can’t have one without the other! The Swiss consume ridiculous amounts of chocolate (around 11kg per year!) and it’s synonymous with their national identity. So what better way to spend our last weekend in Switzerland than to centre it around chocolate? One of… Continue reading Chapter 6. Making Truffles at Maison Cailler
Good morning and happy first day of spring! The sun is shining in Switzerland and it’s not hard to believe that spring has officially arrived… HOORAY FOR SPRING!!! I was born and raised in Western Canada; I lived in Edmonton until I was 13, and then in Calgary until I was 24. Canada is a… Continue reading Chapter 5. Spring in Switzerland
Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 I thought it would be fun to describe a typical ‘day in the life’ of myself and Murphy (sadly Marc is already living in Paris and is having a very different day from the rest of us). I think it will change quite a bit after the move, so it’ll… Continue reading Chapter 4. ‘A Day in the Life’ In Switzerland
All the sights and smells and tastes
Thursday, March 9 Ok, it’s finally time for me to hit the road (tracks?), and head to Paris to meet Marc and choose an apartment!! It was roughly the same price to fly or take the TGV, which is the high speed train that services between Geneva and Paris. The train is more comfortable and… Continue reading Chapter 2. Let’s Go To Paris!
Tuesday, March 6th So, the fact is….I’m lazy and sometimes really find it difficult to make an effort to go out. I love adventures (it’s even in the title of this blog!), but sometimes I really need a push to get them going. Fortunately, Murphy is always up for a good adventure…. Adventure is out there! … Continue reading Chapter 1: Switzerland. Snow days and saying ‘yes’ more often….