Day 29: The hills are alive with the sound of “non”?

Last weekend was an important one politically in Switzerland, and particularly in the canton of Neuchâtel, with a batch of topics up for vote in one of the country’s regular referendums. Various national and local proposals were rejected by the people, including the removal of certain public smoking areas, although resounding approval was given to … More Day 29: The hills are alive with the sound of “non”?

Day 23: A Strange Week

Classes Begin After Monday’s bank holiday, I arrived at my department, the Institut de langue et civilisation françaises, bright and early on Tuesday morning for the induction day, a mixture of introductory presentations, tests, free wine and waiting. It then turned out that Wednesday would be another day off, before we received our timetables and … More Day 23: A Strange Week