Summer News 2012
Welcome to the Living in Nyon Summer Newsletter!
From an article on driving an electric car in Vaud, to a review of a local Nyon music club, news on English movies at the local cinema, and this site being featured in "L'Hebdo magazine", there's been a lot happening on the Living in Nyon site over the past few months. Read on for a summary of some of these articles.
Photo above - Waiting for the ferry. The CGN summer boat schedule began on the 29th June and continues until the 9th September. See timetable here
Summer is now well and truly here and for those new to the area, did you know that every weekend in July and August there are free music concerts in Nyon? Firstly, there is "Rive Jazzy" down by the lake (more info here) and there are also Sunday lunchtime music concerts in the Place des Marronniers (by the Roman Columns).
For lots more information on other local events, don't forget to check out the Nyon Tourism website or La Côte, the local newspaper.
Note: there is a great new feature in La Côte called. "C'est facile de.." ("It's easy to..") This section provides useful information such as: "It's easy to... do your shopping at a farm shop", this article is then followed by a list of farm shops in the area and their produce. There's another article called "It's easy to.. organise a barbecue" which goes on to list (and provide maps for), some of the free open air bbq spots in the area from Chéserex to Dully to the bbq area in the Nyon Boiron woodland.
The Living in Nyon Friday English column in La Côte will resume on the 7th September.
Future Living in Nyon event - Local Schooling Talk
Would you be interested in finding more about the Swiss School system and how it works? Margaret Oertig is the author of a new book just out called "Going local - your guide to the Swiss school system". Living in Nyon will be inviting her to Nyon to give a talk to those interested in the early autumn. The date has yet to be confirmed but if you would like to attend such an event please send an email to cnp at bluewin.ch to indicate your interest.
Some previous articles on Living in Nyon
In March, Jonas Parson wrote a review of the Parenthèse, Nyon's small but influential music club. This modest venue has now become an important showcase between music programmers and bands and is a great place for the public to hear new music. Jonas will also be reporting on the sights and sounds of this year's Paléo Festival. Not got your tickets to Paléo? Did you know that 1500 tickets are set aside for each evening during the festival and are on sale from 9 a.m. every day of the festival on the Paléo website.
Living with an electric car in Vaud
In June Living in Nyon spoke to Borex resident Christian Frutiger who has lived with an electric car for a year and commuted to work every day in Vevey with it. Read the article here.
English films at Nyon cinema and Outdoor Summer Cinema
Nyon cinema is now showing films in English every Tuesday evening. The July programme includes films such as "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" and, a documentary on Woody Allen. See here for more details. There will also be an open air cinema in Nyon from the 24 July until the 26th August! See site
Living in Nyon was featured in the 10 May issue of the Swiss magazine l'Hebdo in a four page article called "Les Expatriés, Absurdes Boucs Emissaires". In it, the article discussed the continued growth of the Lac Léman region and the attraction of the area to the many multinationals that have chosen to base themselves here. See article here.
To catch up with all other previous articles on Living in Nyon just click on the "archives" section on the site and scroll through each month's content.
Useful Radio Programme for Expats
Are you being repatriated home this year? Take a listen to this radio programme in English on the subject of repatriation. This programme was broadcast on World Radio Switzerland in June on "The Connectors". Take a look at the full list of other useful programmes for expats all about living here in Switzerland.
Welcome to La Côte evening.
Back in February Living in Nyon linked up with Nyon Tourism and Ecole-Club Migros Nyon for a fun fondue evening. The event was organised for recently arrived expatriates to the Nyon region to give them the opportunity to discover the customs and traditions of fondue making, to taste local wines and to find out more about living in the Nyon area.
Another similar joint event is planned for the future so keep checking the site for details. In the meantime Living in Nyon wishes all readers a wonderful summer and don't forget, we are on Facebook and on Twitter too!
A big thankyou to our advertisers:
We also have new advertisers, firstly Border et Cie,- a private bank which has a branch near the lake in Nyon (the staff here speak fluent English).
Ecole Moser, a German, French and English teaching school right in the centre of Nyon, click here for the school's own website - note there will be an article on this school coming up on Living Nyon soon.
Our other new advertiser is Karen Millen in Geneva, this shop is offering a 10% discount to Living in Nyon readers plus Sunday shopping (by appointment)
and Cajlem, an interior design and home staging business.
If your business or organisation would like to advertise on Living in Nyon email the editor - cnp at bluewin.ch to find out more details.
A book to take "home"
Finally, a reminder that the "Living along Lac Lac Léman" book, is a perfect gift to take if you are going back to your home country for the holidays to show friends and family what it is like to live in this region.
This book is a collection of columns which have been published in English in La Côte newspaper over the past two years, together with other articles and photos. It's a light hearted look at living along the shores of Lake Geneva. With articles on the quirky side of Swiss life and observations on local customs, comments on language it is packed with photos that capture the colour and essence of the region.
You can order the book, through the Living in Nyon website.
Free delivery to Nyon, Coppet, Prangins and Rolle. Just 29 CHF a copy. A percentage of the profits of the book goes to La Maisons des Enfants in Nyon. For details of other retail outlets that stock the book please see here.