GenevaLunch News http://genevalunch.com Ellen's Swiss News World Wed, 29 Jul 2015 06:00:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.3 Cryptic Crossword No 270 by Chaliceahttp://genevalunch.com/2015/07/29/cryptic-crossword-no-270-by-chalicea/ http://genevalunch.com/2015/07/29/cryptic-crossword-no-270-by-chalicea/#respond Wed, 29 Jul 2015 06:00:22 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=97879 GenevaLunch News GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / BOOK MY PLACE  – If you prefer to work on the interactive version or to print a pdf of the crossword, click on this LINK. Across     7  The proverb says that when problems arise, this mate is 16/5 (13, four words)     8  Solitary cantos I’m changing (8)     9  Lean style? […]

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Latecomers by Anita Brooknerhttp://genevalunch.com/2015/07/27/latecomers-by-anita-brookner/ http://genevalunch.com/2015/07/27/latecomers-by-anita-brookner/#respond Mon, 27 Jul 2015 06:00:00 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=97240 GenevaLunch News GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / BOOK MY PLACE – Who hasn’t read Anita Brookner’s Hotel du Lac. I was intrigued to find Latecomers on the library shelf, a novel I hadn’t encountered. It has the same detailed scrutiny of the way individuals create their state of mind. Two couples are the subject of the novel.Two Thomas’s met […]

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News breakhttp://genevalunch.com/2015/07/23/news-break/ http://genevalunch.com/2015/07/23/news-break/#respond Thu, 23 Jul 2015 04:29:31 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=98172 GenevaLunch News GenevaLunch news will start again when I’m back from Cuba 10 August. Enjoy your summer! – Ellen

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Crossword No 269 by Chaliceahttp://genevalunch.com/2015/07/22/crossword-no-269-by-chalicea/ http://genevalunch.com/2015/07/22/crossword-no-269-by-chalicea/#respond Wed, 22 Jul 2015 06:00:01 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=97876 GenevaLunch News GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / BOOK MY PLACE  – If you prefer to work on the interactive version or to print a pdf of the crossword, click on this LINK. Across     1  Mass of frozen material that permanently covers a large area of land (6)     4  Last Anglo-Saxon king of England (6)     9  Island state […]

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Friends in High Places by Donna Leonhttp://genevalunch.com/2015/07/20/friends-in-high-places-by-donna-leon/ http://genevalunch.com/2015/07/20/friends-in-high-places-by-donna-leon/#respond Mon, 20 Jul 2015 06:00:46 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=96985 GenevaLunch News GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / BOOK MY PLACE – Time for my monthly virtual trip to Venice with another of Donna Leon’s crime thrillers. I find it astonishing how many areas of Venetian culture she manages to explore as the backdrops for her finely crafted stories. The story begins, this time, when a rather unprepossessing young man […]

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Obama’s Diplomacy (Chappatte cartoon)http://genevalunch.com/2015/07/19/obamas-diplomacy-chappatte-cartoon/ http://genevalunch.com/2015/07/19/obamas-diplomacy-chappatte-cartoon/#respond Sun, 19 Jul 2015 14:22:50 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=98143 GenevaLunch News ©2015 Chappatte, distributed by Globe Cartoon. More cartoons on Chappatte’s web site. Geneva-based Patrick Chappatte works for the International New York Times, for Geneva newspaper Le Temps, and for NZZ am Sonntag. All cartoons reproduced with permission.

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Ellen’s bicycle diaries: fear of fallinghttp://genevalunch.com/2015/07/16/ellens-bicycle-diaries-fear-of-falling/ http://genevalunch.com/2015/07/16/ellens-bicycle-diaries-fear-of-falling/#respond Thu, 16 Jul 2015 21:58:30 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=98062 GenevaLunch News Right turns, spills, speed and sun GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – A bonus I get from sports, when I get around to doing them, is that they force me to face some of my fears. If you’re an athlete, a confident and regular cyclist, you can stop reading now. I injured my knees skiing nearly 20 years […]

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Holidays, vacations and wine: where’s the limit?http://genevalunch.com/2015/07/16/holidays-vacations-and-wine-wheres-the-limit/ http://genevalunch.com/2015/07/16/holidays-vacations-and-wine-wheres-the-limit/#respond Thu, 16 Jul 2015 21:00:01 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=98059 GenevaLunch News Summer vacation time is here and with it comes more alcohol than usual for a lot of people – beer on the beach, seaside aperitifs then dinner with wine, parties with bright cheery drinks. Take a minute to prepare yourself by knowing how much is enough and what your limits should be. A great source […]

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A lot cookin’ this weekend (besides you)http://genevalunch.com/2015/07/16/a-lot-cookin-this-weekend-besides-you/ http://genevalunch.com/2015/07/16/a-lot-cookin-this-weekend-besides-you/#respond Thu, 16 Jul 2015 20:08:35 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=98046 GenevaLunch News GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Hot, hot and hotter – again. MeteoSwiss today issued a series of new heat wave warnings for the plains in the west and much of the Alps, with temperatures expected to stay well above 30C for most of the coming week. Late Friday and Sunday we might have a bit of rain […]

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Half-fare card holders to get train cashhttp://genevalunch.com/2015/07/16/half-fare-card-holders-to-get-train-cash/ http://genevalunch.com/2015/07/16/half-fare-card-holders-to-get-train-cash/#respond Thu, 16 Jul 2015 13:06:07 +0000 http://genevalunch.com/?p=98036 GenevaLunch News SBB/CFF to give card-holders CHF10 bonus BERN, SWITZERLAND – Swiss rail company SBB/CFF will be mailing a coupon for CHF10 to all holders of half-fare cards, in August. The money is part of a package of cuts for train travelers that were agreed to in August 2014 by the federal price watchdog and the UTP, […]

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