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The end of the snow

I took the photos below last week before we left to visit Strasbourg. We took a walk around our village with my Inlaws. The girls were so happy that they could ride their bikes.

The snow is all gone now except for some patches here and there at the very top of the mountain.  The village has been taking down the snow markers.  During our walk this afternoon we saw flower boxes for the village stacked on the side of a public building ready to be put out.

I think it is safe to say I can put away the snow pants!


We are looking to move to Bienne.

I didn’t like this city before because it wasn’t clean. Over the last year the city has cleaned up to Swiss standards. It is, also, investing and developing the area around the lake as well as the roads in the city. The lake used to have trash floating all around the edges but now the trash is gone.

I see this as the perfect city for my children because it is bilingual (French and Swiss German). When you are living in Switzerland that is a good combination.  The fact that my children can speak English is just one more feather in each of their caps.

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  • expatraveler April 10, 2010, 2:24 am

    Bienne is an awesome city and has very affordable living if you look hard enough. The bus system there is incredible and really you are central to every other city around Switzerland. I’ve spent about 60 plus days in that city and although I did not notice the garbage too much, I know this city has tons to offer! I do hope you guys can move there. I’d love to visit!!!
    There are so many great festivals in the area and so many people who speak English!!!!

    • Pumpkin April 11, 2010, 1:30 pm

      I am excited that our family will learn German just by living in this city. 60 percent of the population speaks Swiss German (German) while 40 percent speaks French. I love that!

  • Susan April 10, 2010, 7:43 am

    This is an area I’ve not visited yet, but plan to this summer. I wish you all the best as you make plans to move house; may God bless you and your family!

    And hooray for Spring!

    • Pumpkin April 11, 2010, 1:31 pm

      Thank you so much, Susan. I second that horray for Spring!

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