Around 7200 Sirens are tested every year in Switzerland. This happens on the first Wednesday in February. The first time I heard the sirens screaming through the little village nestled above Montreux I was panic stricken. I still get a fright when I hear them.
Wanting to integrate In a new country, feeling lonely? Letting your child go to preschool in full costume is maybe not the best idea. I did it anyway and would do it again because being true to myself was more important.
Driving in Switzerland with a Dutch car .... I never even thought for a second about it, why would I? Then I drove with a Dutch car in Switzerland and I have become a kinder driver.... and certainly more thoughtful!
Moving to a beautiful village on the hills above Montreux was a dream come true. I spoke French, I love to ski...Life was good! Or was it? I made a classical human mistake. I became arrogant and didn't do my homework which lead to ...... well some stress with the local school.