And now for something completely different: actual information

September 14th, 2010

I was tweeting with After Words yesterday about our kindergarten situations (nutshell: hers, awesome; mine, suboptimal) and the discussion of kindergarten and school schedules led to a little back-and-forth about daycare options here in Switzerland (nutshell: suboptimal) and the dearth of any organized anything to help out families with two working adults led her to say: “Somehow I thought the Swiss would be more progressive?” which made me chuckle, because, really, Switzerland?, until it made me realize that clearly I’m not a very informative blogger. Because, really, Switzerland?¬†Switzerland, I think you know I am deeply fond of you, heck I might even love you, but progressive you are not.

So, since I’ve been telling myself for months that I need to recommit to this blog, and since I live in Switzerland, and since a fair number of my readers do not live in Switzerland, I came up with this brilliant idea. I should tell my readers a little bit about Switzerland and invite questions about life in Switzerland, life as an expat, raising bilingual children – and I’ve got an interview about that to finish for Bringing up Baby Bilingual, actually – or whatever question you have about life in the land of cheese and chocolate.

What do you want to know about the mountain fortress that is my home? Fire away. In the meantime, I’ll be putting together a post about the Swiss school system in the next couple of days. I bet you can’t wait.