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  • Cool New Co-Working space officially opens in Nyon
    Cool New Co-Working space officially opens in Nyon

    Space for 40 co-workers, meeting rooms for rent, open for “early bird” working, kitchen space, relaxing areas, take a call in a télécabine! Back in May 2018, we reported that a co-working space was due to open in Nyon in Autumn. This space, Atelier 9, has now officially launched and is open for business on Monday […] The post Cool New Co-Working space officially opens in Nyon appeared ...

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  • How to fight against fleas in a natural way
    How to fight against fleas in a natural way

    Recently, Claire suspected me (inequitably) of having fleas. All this because I scratched myself with too much insistence. Me. Pixie. I was very hurt, and I went to hide under my front-roof. Claire is stubborn, she inspected with a magnifying glass ALL our beds and ALL our baskets in the house, and petted us against […]

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  • Three Of The Best Diving Tenders & Toys – Monaco Yacht Show 2018
    Three Of The Best Diving Tenders & Toys – Monaco Yacht Show 2018

    The Monaco Yacht Show is the place to showcase new and exciting yachtie technologies, and with diving an established yachting hobby it’s no surprise that this year’s show was filled with tools to help us dive better. After all, when you buy or charter a luxury yacht, it’s not just the boat that you want – it’s the entire lifestyle. And for anyone who’d like to up their watersports g...

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  • Wine festival this weekend in Nyon
    Wine festival this weekend in Nyon

    It’s Fête de la Vigne in Nyon this Friday 5th (17:00- 23:30) and Saturday 6th October (09:00 – 01:00 in the morning!) in the Place du Château and at the Place des Marronniers. There are lots of events planned: an after-work drink on Friday, with a light show against the castle walls, wine producers in town with stands, […] The post Wine festival this weekend in Nyon appeared first on...

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  • Trends shaping the job market and Happiness in the workplace – HR Salon
    Trends shaping the job market and Happiness in the workplace – HR Salon

    The Salon HR Suisse (Human Resources salon) will take place at Palexpo on the 3rd and 4th October 2018. There will be hundreds of exhibitors at the salon showcasing their products and services. There’s   an English programme at the fair with a series of lectures such as “Why happiness at work matters”, “Coaching – Fad, […] The post Trends shaping the job market and Happiness in th...

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  • 50,000 Candles to light up Château de Prangins on Saturday evening
    50,000 Candles to light up Château de Prangins on Saturday evening

      This year the Château de Prangins celebrates 20 years as home to the Swiss National Museum in French-speaking Switzerland. During that time it has welcomed more than a million visitors, held around fifty cultural history exhibitions, and launched innovative events – such as Rendez-vous au Jardin (Rendezvous in the garden – a Fête and […] The post 50,000 Candles to light up Château d...

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  • Autumn Market in Nyon Saturday 29th – Lots of events planned!
    Autumn Market in Nyon Saturday 29th – Lots of events planned!

    There will be music, food, bars, stands and entertainment all day long in the streets of Nyon on Saturday 29th September. Local shops and traders will be outside in the sunshine, there will be a bouncy castle, a children’s makeup artist and more. CISEN (the official Nyon council Swiss/Foreigners integration committee) will also have a […] The post Autumn Market in Nyon Saturday 29th – Lot...

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  • Fri 28 in Nyon – Raclette à gogo at castle and “Echoes of Django” in old town
    Fri 28 in Nyon – Raclette à gogo at castle and “Echoes of Django” in old town

    There will be Raclette “à gogo” (all you can eat) in the lovely old wine cellar of the Château of Nyon from 18:00 on Friday 28th September. CHF 35 per person to include a board of charcuterie, raclette, fruit salad, and coffee. Reservations recommended. Tel 022 361 9525 or 079 639 65 56 See Facebook page here […] The post Fri 28 in Nyon – Raclette à gogo at castle and “Echoes of ...

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  • Win tickets to the gardens of the Château de Vullierens
    Win tickets to the gardens of the Château de Vullierens

    The lovely gardens of the Château de Vullierens will be open to the public for the last time this year over two consecutive weekends: the 28th and 30th September and the 5th – 7th October, from 10:00 – 16:00. There are various events planned over these two weekends in the grounds of the château: Alphorn […] The post Win tickets to the gardens of the Château de Vullierens appeared first...

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  • “Frankenstein” performed in English 2-6 October
    “Frankenstein” performed in English 2-6 October

    On the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s celebrated novel, the Geneva English Drama Society will present Frankenstein. This production returns the story to its original Geneva roots and the terrifying confrontation between a man obsessed with his own quest for knowledge, and his creation, who did not ask to be created. This story […] The post “Frankenstein” perform...

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  • Birthday week
    Birthday week

    Claire celebrated her birthday all last week long. You don’t believe in me ? Listen : On Monday, the Executive Board prepared her a nice apéritif at the office ; she received a pretty cup with a cookbook for small desserts, a box of excellent Darjeeling tea, and an adorable « Cat » office set (post-it of […]

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  • Win a copy of Know it all Passport! – An essential local information guide in English
    Win a copy of Know it all Passport! – An essential local information guide in English

    The brand new “Know-it-all passport” is now out! This book is the essential guide to living in Geneva, Vaud, and neighbouring France. This 11th edition has a brand new chapter entitled “Sustainability”, a list of escape rooms in the “Entertainment” chapter, plus a list of co-working spaces under the “Business and Legal Matters” chapter. The popular […] The post Win a copy of ...

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  • French and German tutoring for children in the local Swiss school system
    French and German tutoring for children in the local Swiss school system

    The new Swiss school 2018 term began a few weeks ago in Canton Vaud. For parents who have children in the local school system, and who would like their children to get a head start in French (and/or German), help is at hand. Alteralingua, a language school based in Chavannes de Bogis offers private or […] The post French and German tutoring for children in the local Swiss school system appe...

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  • Have your say in the future look of Nyon’s Place Perdtemps car park
    Have your say in the future look of Nyon’s Place Perdtemps car park

    The main Place Perdtemps carpark in the centre of Nyon is going to be transformed. There are plans for underground parking, retail outlets, a green park area, public buildings and more. Photo above – artist’s impression of the new look car park courtesy Participanyon On Wednesday the 12th September 2018, there is a chance for citizens […] The post Have your say in the future look of Nyon...

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  • Concerts,Comedy and theatre for Children – New season Usine à Gaz
    Concerts,Comedy and theatre for Children – New season Usine à Gaz

    The Usine à Gaz, Nyon’s Arts and Cultural Centre is currently closed due to renovation. The new building will re-open in Autumn 2020. In this interim period, there still will be concerts and performances throughout the year which will take place in various venues around the town under the title of Hors L’Usine (away from the Usine). […] The post Concerts,Comedy and theatre for Children...

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  • Heritage Days in Vaud – 1st and 2nd September
    Heritage Days in Vaud – 1st and 2nd September

    This weekend it’s “Journées européennes du patrimoine” – “European Heritage Days”. It’s a chance to visit and see heritage buildings around the country, some of them are only open for this weekend only. There is a full programme across canton Vaud click here In Nyon the château will be open, there will be guided tours […] The post Heritage Days in Vaud – 1st and 2nd Septemb...

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  • English Authors in Morges this weekend –  debates, writing workshops and cruises!
    English Authors in Morges this weekend – debates, writing workshops and cruises!

    The “Livre sur les quais” festival in Morges begins this Friday the 31st August and continues until Sunday 2nd September. Hundred of authors will gather in Morges to give readings, sign books and take part in many events including cruises with debates on a CGN boat and author readings on trains! There is a full English programme at […] The post English Authors in Morges this weekend ...

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  • Swimming school in Gland starts new season of classes for children
    Swimming school in Gland starts new season of classes for children

    Subscription now open for Swimming Classes for children.  Small Groups – Children from 4 years old The swimming school at the Centre de Santé la Lignière in Gland begins a new round of lessons for children in *small groups from September until June. Lessons last 45 minutes per week on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. The instructors […] The post Swimming school in Gland starts new season o...

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  • Meanwhile, in Switzerland…
    Meanwhile, in Switzerland…

    What a pawty ! Thank you for coming to my birthday, friends ! I needed a few days to recover. I hope that the winners of my giveaway will show themselves before Monday, otherwise I’ll have to choose somebody else. I also received these pretty cards from Cody, Phenny and Neilson, and Pipo : Claire […]

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