Daily Archives: 2014/05/06

Family Picnic in Rolle

Parents Club Member Aliki and I have been hard at work brainstorming ideas for our next event.   We have decided to try a family picnic at the Plage de Rolle.  Sand, grass, play structures, walks and water, it’s the perfect place for a picnic.

We’ll meet up in the afternoon of Sunday, 18 May 2014 (weather permitting) from 13:00.   Bring along your picnic blankets and baskets and a bit of food to share.  Hopefully we’ll get a warm afternoon.  In case of rain or inclement weather we’ll push back the picnic to sometime in June.

All families in the area who want to get out for a family afternoon to meet new arrivals or catch up with old friends, are invited to attend.   Members, Clients and clients of our sponsors and partners as well as members of other international clubs (e.g. IWCN, GEMS, AIWC) can attend free of charge.   All other participants are asked to contribute 5chf towards organisational costs.

If you are interested in attending please sign up on facebook or meetup.   Information on where to find us will be sent to those who RSVP.

Looking forward to seeing some old and new faces.

Tractor Pulling 2014

IMG_4543In the summer of 2009 or 2010, I attended my first “tractor pull“.   I had no idea what a tractor pull was at the time, all I knew was that my toddler LOVED tractors and if there were going to be tractors at this pull, we’ll that’s where we were going to be.

The very first we attended was HOT.  It was full summer, the fields had been harvested once and the ground was dry and dusty.  But OH.MY.GOODNESS was my kid happy!  John Deere, Case International, Claas, all the well-known tractors were represented, and some!

There have been to a few tractor pulls in the La Cote are since we first arrived: a few in the rain (not so great) a few in the wind, a few in the sun.  The next one is coming up this weekend, 10-11 May 2014 in La Rippe.   The forecast suggests it’ll be warm and sunny, so we may just head up into the hills this weekend.  Who can forego tractors?


Cannot make it this weekend?  Other Tractor Pulls in the area this year:

23 – 24 August 2014 Puplinge GE
30 – 31 August 2014 Chavornay VD
06 – 07 September 2014 Cudrefin VD