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  • Readers – This is what you told us!
    Readers – This is what you told us!

    The results are in! Thank you for participating in the survey and helping us make the content even more useful and relevant to you. Over the month of August, we ran a survey to allow you as our readers to give your opinion and to provide you with content you are happy with. Here is […] The post Readers – This is what you told us! appeared first on Living in Nyon.

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  • New Mural on Musee du Léman –  Ritchie Blackmore, Hodler and more
    New Mural on Musee du Léman – Ritchie Blackmore, Hodler and more

    If you are passing by the Musee du Léman on the lake side, take a look up at its windows! Exem the cartoonist, has painted in comic strip form, sixteen personalities/famous people whose life or work is linked to Lake Geneva. The full sized fresco is inside the museum itself. These sixteen personalities are writers, […] The post New Mural on Musee du Léman – Ritchie Blackmore, Hodler and ...

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  • Atelier 9 – Nyon’s cool coworking solution
    Atelier 9 – Nyon’s cool coworking solution

    Atelier 9 is Nyon’s coworking solution. Have a business call in a ski gondola or host an event in one of the artistically designed spaces. Coworking is a concept many of us are familiar with. It offers that blend between working from the comfort of home and the professional stimulation that comes with having colleagues […] The post Atelier 9 – Nyon’s cool coworking solution appeared fir...

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  • Littering in Nyon
    Littering in Nyon

    Littering and unrest surged during confinement, and the recovery period from lockdown is proving to be a challenge. You may have noticed the posters and campaigns around the city appealing to the citizens to stop littering. These are an initiative taken by the city of Nyon and designed by the General Administration in an effort […] The post Littering in Nyon appeared first on Living in Nyon.

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  • Winetasting at the Castle of Crans – 5th and 6th of September
    Winetasting at the Castle of Crans – 5th and 6th of September

    Visit the Crans Castle in the nearby village of Crans-Près-Celigny and join the annual wine-tasting event on  Saturday 5th September 10:00 -20:00 and Sunday 6th 10:00 -18:00 From the “Chateau de Crans” castle’s garden, there is an exceptional view of the lake below taking in the “Jet d’eau” (water spout) right along to to the […] The post Winetasting at the Castle of Crans – 5...

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  • Recording love songs across Europe and in Nyon – Online performance at FAR°
    Recording love songs across Europe and in Nyon – Online performance at FAR°

    The Living Arts Festival (FAR°) is currently on in Nyon and continues until the 22nd August 2020. A production that might interest readers is Oh, Europa. For the past two years, Action Hero has been roaming Europe in a motor home converted into a recording studio. With every random encounter on the road, Gemma Paintin and […] The post Recording love songs across Europe and in Nyon – Onlin...

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  • Get into football with InterSoccer’s summer camps!
    Get into football with InterSoccer’s summer camps!

    Did you know football was invented in ….. drum roll…… China?!  It’s invention is estimated at 476BC. Today, it is the most-watched, and played sport on Earth! Find some more fun and surprising facts about football here. InterSoccer offers us all the opportunity to join in on the hype! Their Summer Camps are back for […] The post Get into football with InterSoccer’s summer camps! ap...

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  • Readers – We would love your opinion!
    Readers – We would love your opinion!

      Living in Nyon is in transition! The founder and former editor of this website, Catherine Nelson-Pollard has recently moved back to the UK and I am the new editor of Living in Nyon. Catherine will still be helping with the site for at least another year (albeit remotely) and we are both looking forward […] The post Readers – We would love your opinion! appeared first on Living in Nyon.

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  • We're half-a-millionaire! 🎉 (CHF 501'215.32 to be exact)
    We're half-a-millionaire! 🎉 (CHF 501'215.32 to be exact)

    I forced myself not to write this article because I'm supposedly on a summer studious break, and also because it could have waited for my next net worth update article. But I couldn't resist... because we've just passed the half-million CHF net worth mark!!! With patience, savings and determination, anything is possible in personal finance. I'm living proof if you still needed it ;) And you...

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  • New selection of summer activities for August
    New selection of summer activities for August

    Summer is in full swing! Take advantage of our region and all it has to offer during the holiday months. After a fist selection of activities for the summer published a month ago, we are back with a new selection to keep you and your families busy and take full advantage of all our region […] The post New selection of summer activities for August appeared first on Living in Nyon.

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  • Net worth and savings rate update June 2020: CHF 480'178.87 (+CHF 18'074.80)
    Net worth and savings rate update June 2020: CHF 480'178.87 (+CHF 18'074.80)

    Our fortune invested in the stock market continues to grow thanks to our favourite ETFs. And our cash flow is well in the green thanks to a good month of June in terms of salaries and income linked to the blog. If you are new to the blog, I recommend reading the article that introduced this series about my net worth (including my lucky number, as well as the rules of the game). Also, follow...

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  • Re-launching the season at the Conservatoire
    Re-launching the season at the Conservatoire

    The Conservatoire de L’Ouest Vaudois is the result of a fusion in 1991 between the conservatories of Nyon, Gland, and Rolle. It was originally located in the Theatre Beausobre in Morges before moving to the Villa Thomas located in Nyon in 2000. In 2001 the conservative de Morges also joined the group and together they became the […] The post Re-launching the season at the Conservatoire ap...

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  • Mathieu makes CHF 1'000/month of additional income by sharing his professional knowledge (Swiss side hustle #1)
    Mathieu makes CHF 1'000/month of additional income by sharing his professional knowledge (Swiss side hustle #1)

    Today we are in the company of Mathieu, a reader from the Gros-de-Vaud region, Switzerland. His ambition is to achieve financial independence in order to stop working for his 40th birthday (he is 33 years old today). In addition to his "standard" job, Mathieu has managed to earn an extra CHF 1'000 per month for almost a year now. Let's see what you can learn from his experience in order to ...

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  • Festival des arts vivants
    Festival des arts vivants

    FAR (Festival des Arts Vivants) is Nyon’s final major festival of the year. Due to the particular circumstances we are having this year, it brings art to life in a different way! Performances in the public space, radio projects, choreographic journeys in the middle of nature, one-to-one story-sharing, works sent home and to be activated by […] The post Festival des arts vivants appeared fi...

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  • Live Music by the Lake! – Rive Jazzy Festival from 9th July to 8th August 2020
    Live Music by the Lake! – Rive Jazzy Festival from 9th July to 8th August 2020

    Many music festivals in the Nyon area have had to been cancelled in 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic, but one live music festival that is still going ahead is Rive Jazzy. This festival starts today, Thursday the 9th July, with “Laurence Guillod and The Fats Boys” playing traditional jazz in Place Molard (near the […] The post Live Music by the Lake! – Rive Jazzy Festival from 9th Ju...

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  • Sunrise on a Sunday Morning in Nyon
    Sunrise on a Sunday Morning in Nyon

    Easy like Sunday morning   Here’s a short video filmed at sunrise in Nyon on the 5th July 2020. The lakeside was very quiet at 06:00, there were few people around, just a few swans and a petite peloton of cyclists. Video filmed by Catherine Nelson-Pollard. Check out the Nyonlass Youtube channel     The post Sunrise on a Sunday Morning in Nyon appeared first on Living in Nyon.

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  • Fantastic summer activities in the Nyon area!
    Fantastic summer activities in the Nyon area!

    This year is the opportunity to spend the summer in our beautiful area and enjoy the variety of activities available in this region. Despite most of the festivals being canceled (they will be sadly missed), we are privileged to have access to so many beautiful outdoor places well worth visiting. Christian Bronsil, on behalf of […] The post Fantastic summer activities in the Nyon area! appeare...

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  • This summer, polish up on your French skills!
    This summer, polish up on your French skills!

      Getting your working permit or Swiss nationality requires a minimum level of French. Altera Lingua offer personalised classes adapted to your objectives. If you need to take the FIDE test or the DELF exam for your Swiss Naturalisation / Swiss working permit, their teachers will accompany you to succeed! They will also take care […] The post This summer, polish up on your French skills! app...

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  • A summer break (but studious with 3 projects)
    A summer break (but studious with 3 projects)

    I hope you're enjoying the decontainment gently but surely on your side? And especially I hope that the COVID hasn't affected you or your loved ones too much... Also, just to relax the heavy atmosphere for some of us these last weeks, don't hesitate to share in the comments where you think you're going on vacation this summer (Switzerland or abroad?), it could inspire other readers. Pause fro...

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  • Everything’s coming up roses in Nyon
    Everything’s coming up roses in Nyon

    Thanks to Hester Macdonald of HM Garden Design for once again providing us with insights on the rose competition organised by Les Amis de la rose de Nyon. Details below. Everything’s coming up roses in Nyon! Last week, Nyon hosted a landmark event in the world of roses, a completely pesticide and treatment-free new rose competition. Despite […] The post Everything’s coming up roses in N...

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