Social event for Anglophones in Nyon area with Wine and Welsh Cakes !

Wine and Welsh Cakes Evening!

The next Living in Nyon Event will be a “Wine and Welsh Cakes” evening on Monday 1st December in Nyon from 19:00 – 21:30

The event will be held in the atmospheric caveau (cellar) of Nyon’s lovely old chateau.

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All nationalities welcome, whether you have lived here for years, or are new to the area, this event is an ideal opportunity to mingle and meet other Anglophones. Taste some savoury Welsh cakes cooked on the spot by local Welsh resident Sian Dureau.  Reservations required please by emailing Sian
Entrance fee – CHF 15 per person or 25 CHF per couple includes 2 Welsh cakes and a glass of wine. More wine (and cakes!) will be available to purchase on the night
Parking in Place Perdtemps car park nearby, Nyon railway station just a short walk away.

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Ice Rink now Open, Outdoor Swimming Pool will not be covered – This site Now on Air!

News on Nyon’s Ice Rink, Swimming Pool, Drawing Competition for young artists in La Côte newspaper,  Open Day at Geneva English School,  Monday Movie in English in Nyon, Wine and Welsh Cakes evening 1st December,  Living in Nyon is now on air!

The outdoor ice rink in Nyon has now opened and will remain so until 1st March 2015 . Opening hours aren Tuesday – Sunday from 08:00 – 18:00  and 09:00 – 18:00 at the weekend.  Note: the rink is also utilised by local schools and the ice hockey club, so some hours are reserved for their use, so check the chart on the ice rink’s own website under “horaires”-  You need to look for the section “Patinage et Hockey libre” which indicates when the rink is open to the public. 

Ice rink Nyon

The ice rink is situated on the lakeside on Nyon’s Rive (not far from the ferry embarkation point).  Skates are available for hire at 5 CHF for adults and 3 CHF for children. The Ice rink and buvette are available for private hire in the evenings. The Ice Rink has a sound system, choose your own music, have a fondue and invite your friends! A minimum of 20 people are required for a private party. More details here.

Nyon’s outdoor Swimming Pool  to remain a “summer” pool

On Monday night, Nyon’s council was asked to consider making the outdoor swimming pool a year round facility, by covering over the pool. However the municipality considered the cost to be too excessive considering that there is already a covered swimming pool at Le Rocher in the town, and another indoor swimming pool is planned for the future sports complex and school called le Reposoir 

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Thanks to La Côte newspaper for the above local news. Don’t forget – there is a Living in Nyon English column in the newspaper every Wednesday. It’s a light hearted look at living in this part of Switzerland from a British expatriate perspective. You will find it on the inside of the front page.

Christmas Drawing competition for children.

La Côte newspaper has launched its annual Christmas drawing/ design for children aged between 4 and 12 years old. The five best designs will be published in the newspaper itself from the 24th December onwards and the winners will receive a prize. The deadline is the 28th November  and the winners will be announced on the 11th December. Pick up a copy of La Côte for more details.

Open Day at the Geneva English School

There will be an open day at the Geneva English School on Thursday 2oth November from 09:30 to 12:00.

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Photo below the “Friendship Stop” bench at the Geneva English School – A place to make new friends!

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This Open Day is an ideal opportunity to take a look around at the school and see their fabulous new library learning centre. The school provides a British education for International Children.  More details here

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Monday Movie in English in Nyon

The Monday Movie in English at the Capitole Cinema in Nyon on Monday 17th November will be “Serena” starring Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Rhys Ifans. Screening at 20:30

See cinema website here  Trailer below.

Evening to meet other Anglophones

A reminder that there will be a “Wine and Welsh Cakes” evening in the wine cellar of the chateau of Nyon on the 1st December. It’s an opportunity to meet other Anglophones , whether you have been here for a few years or just a few weeks!  Registration required – Full details see previous post here

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Living in Nyon on the air and on FM!


The editors and founders of both websites: Living in Nyon and “Know it All Passport” are delighted to announce they will be on the radio once a month on Radio Cité Genève. They will be talking about events, places to go and visit in the Geneva and Vaud region from 12:00 onwards on a show called “12/13″ hosted by journalist Gilles Soulhac. The programme will be in French, however if your French is limited, still tune in, it’s an ideal opportunity to learn  the language and find out what’s going on in the area. Radio Cité Genève is on the internet and on FM and can be heard in la Côte area along the lake side and in your car on 92.2 FM

Their next show will be on 8th December 2014 


A New York concept in Nyon – Healthy take away food from Falaque


A New York concept in Nyon – Healthy take away food from Falaque

When Sharin Hossain first moved to Vaud in 2006 she was surprised at how difficult it was to get a healthy takeaway or delivery service in the area. Having previously lived in New York, she was used to the convenience and choice of dial up food delivery services. Finding nothing similar here, Sharin spotted a gap in the market and set about creating her own take-away business. She prepared a healthy selection of Bangladeshi dishes cooked in her own kitchen in the village of Crans, her husband handled the deliveries and the Falaque business was born.


After quickly acquiring a loyal customer base for these home-made meals, she knew she was on to a winner. She offered, every Friday, a full dinner with a starter, main, vegetable, rice and dessert, all delivered to the customer’s home. The idea worked so well and the food itself was so highly praised, she knew that the next logical step would be to open a small take away / restaurant in the local area.

A fresh and modern look for fresh and modern food

So she went on the hunt for premises. After a long wait and a few hiccups along the way, Sharin finally found the perfect location in Nyon at the south end of Place Perdtemps. She commissioned a local architect to redesign the space and gave them the brief of turning the place into a modern eatery.


“The last thing I wanted was a place with clichéd Indian statues and objects everywhere. I wanted the look to reflect the food which is fresh and fun. Plus, I won’t always be preparing Bengali/Indian food all the time, although my roots lie in Bengali cooking, there will be occasions when I will try other types of international cuisines”.


Photo above: Sharin in the kitchen in view from the restaurant

Sharin also put in a request for an open hatch to be visible from the restaurant itself so customers could see both Sharin and her kitchen staff preparing and cooking the meals in the kitchen beyond.


Another satisfied customer!

Sharin’s reputation at providing delicious food cooked at home has now continued at the restaurant and customers trust her to provide a variety of interesting and menus each day. Customers who order a meal are now given the option of an “express” meal, a “sports” meal or a “fun” meal with a simple, basic pricing structure. Falaque has now become an institution in the area and it has received a lot of praise and happy customers judging by its Facebook page. Living in Nyon has sampled the food, and can highly recommend it! Try it for yourself!

New customers get a discount on their first order and home deliveries on a Monday and Tuesday are free. Falaque is open every day apart from Sunday.

The choice of tasty menus for each day and for the entire week are posted on the website, vegetarian options are always available.  For full details see here



Debate on the future of Nyon’s lakeside

On Thursday 20th November at 18:30 there will be a debate on the future of Nyon’s “Rive”, the lakeside area of the town. What is needed along the lakeside, what can be developed, what’s next for the area?

The debate will be moderated by Madame Marie-Christine Fert from La Côte newspaper. There will be various invited guests: Madame Fabienne Freymond Cantone (Nyon Municipal responsible for Urbanism), Mr Georges Darrer,  president of ProNovioduno, Mr Trevor Greenwood, resident of the Rive and other guests.   The debate has been initiated by the PIP party of Nyon (parti independent Nyonnais) . The debate begins at 18:30 followed by an apéritif and will be held in  the Ferme du Manoir in the place du Château in Nyon.

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Getting Fit for the Ski season – Events coming up in the area

The weather has finally turned colder and the ski season is just around the corner. Whether you intend to ski locally up in the Jura, or further afield in the Alps, it helps if you are fit to enjoy the sport. Take a look at this article here written by Dr Michelle Wright of “Health First” on preparing yourself for the ski season. You might also want to refresh your first aid skills as well. Here is a list of first aid courses run by Dr Michelle and Dr Penny Fraser, two British trained doctors living in Switzerland.

Events coming up 

15 years of Friends of India – a Nyon based charity.

The deadline to register for the Friends of India event has been extended for a few more days until Saturday 8th November. Friends of India is a local charity and has its head office in Nyon. The charity fights poverty and creates opportunities for women and children in South India.  The charity will be celebrating its 15th birthday on Friday 14th November at 19:15 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Geneva for an evening of entertainment and memories including an authentic Indian three course meal. Price CHF 120 or CHF 100 for members; CHF 800 for block bookings of 8. Contact to book or for more information.


Classical Music in Nyon

The Da Capo Orchestra in Nyon will be giving a classical concert in Nyon in Friday 21 November at the Salle Communale in Place Perdtemps. Details on poster below. Note, this orchestra is always looking to recruit new musicians, including expats! See article here from 2013.

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Monday Movie in English in Aubonne 

Aubonne – The next Monday movie (10th November) in English will be “The Judge” starring Robert Downey Jr and Robert Duvall.

Screening time 20:30. See trailer below.  Aubonne Rex cinema site here

Latin Rhythms in Nyon Saturday 8th November

It’s Tropical Night at the Usine a Gaz on Saturday with the evening at the “Coquillages et Crustacés” evening. There will be DJ sets, latin rhythms from 22:00 onwards. CHF 5 entry. Free entry for those who come in costume!  More details here