Ahhhh Switzerland….I had no idea how much I missed it until we crossed the border and suddenly everything was so SWISS again. After the complete culture shock of moving from Canada to Switzerland five years ago, I thought the transition from French-speaking Switzerland to Paris would be so simple. It certainly was easier (speaking the… Continue reading Chapter 27. On the Road Again- Back to Switzerland for a Weekend of Family, Friends, CrossFit, and Chocolate
Hello all! This post is a little belated, it was a short week (Monday was Fête du Travail– labour day) here in France and it just seemed to fly by! We have quite an exciting weekend coming up, so I knew I needed to get posting about our time in Switzerland or I’d fall REALLY… Continue reading Chapter 13. A weekend in Switzerland
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
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….