Beatriz and Regina embraced the long weekend by jetting off to the enchanting city of Vienna. With their boarding passes in hand, they embarked on a memorable adventure. From strolling through the historic streets to indulging in mouthwatering pastries at traditional Viennese cafes, every moment was filled with awe and delight. They immersed themselves in the rich cultural heritage, visiting magnificent palaces, museums, and experiencing the vibrant music scene that Vienna is renowned for. As the weekend drew to a close, Beatriz and Regina will cherish the lifelong memories they have created, knowing that their Vienna escapade would forever hold a special place in their hearts.
We are very lucky to have some talented chefs here in the house, and even luckier that they offered to plan & cook a beautiful al fresco meal for our lovely little boarding family! 🥰🌸
Bia (Head Chef), along with Regina & Parisa cooked a 3 course meal for the whole house and it went down VERY well 💕
Making the most of our lovely garden and the warm summer nights, the girls took a break from revision to enjoy this beautifully prepared meal.
Here is a short video showcasing the special evening 🌸🥰
To start, the girls prepared fresh burrata & cherry tomato salads, accompanied with tasty garlic, pesto & tomato bruschetta, topped with parmesan & olive oil 🍅🧀
Next, Bia prepared her signature pasta dish made with chicken, garlic, mushrooms, onions, truffle butter, tomatoes & a touch of her own magic. Creamy, delicious & indulging – definitely a winning dish on Masterchef ⭐
Finally, we were spoilt to some delicious almond & dark chocolate brownies – although these didn’t last long at all… 😂🍫
In a few weeks time, our G12’s will be graduating from CDL, so evenings like this are even more special ⭐
A BIG thank you to Bia for leading this beautiful event, and thank you to Parisa & Regina for assisting – especially when it came to cutting the onions 🧅😂💕
We had a great weekend showcasing the talent from the girls in Louis Degallier ✨
On Saturday night, Parisa performed a beautiful version of Amy Winehouse’s ‘Back to Black’.
Accompanied by some teachers from Collège du Léman, this wonderful version was very well received by the audience. This was a ticketed event where all the money was donated to a local charity.
We are all very proud of Parisa’s talents and her commitment to the school’s charitable events 🥰
Next, we have Sakura who went to play golf on Sunday with some fellow boarders. As you can see, she showed she had good technique with her golf swing. A lovely way to spend a Sunday morning 💛
Just close to Chamonix, we travelled to a lovely outdoor race track where Beatriz got to go Go Karting! We had a mix of sunshine and showers, but despite the rain, the students absolutely loved it.
Beatriz had 2 x 10 minute sessions on the track and finished in the top 3 for her race. Well done Bea! ⭐⭐⭐
We had an amazing time organizing and doing a quiz night in our boarding house!
For once the girls could keep their phones during the meeting and use them to compete against each other. 📱
It was a fun-filled evening where we discovered interesting facts about the girls.
We found out that one of our residents is the biggest cheese lover. 🧀
And let me tell you, we also uncovered the secret of who showers the longest, revealing the reigning champion of prolonged shower sessions. 🚿
The quiz night brought us closer together, allowing us to laugh, learn, and appreciate the unique quirks and interests of each one. It was an unforgettable experience that fostered a strong sense of community in our boarding house. 🤗🤗
This past weekend was a mix of fun and productivity for our girls.
Sakura, the talented baker of the group, decided to treat everyone to some delicious cotton candy. It was a sweet and fluffy treat that brought smiles to everyone’s faces.
Parisa, on the other hand, spent her weekend cuddling with the neighbor’s dog. It was a relaxing and comforting experience, and she enjoyed every moment of it.
Later during the weekend, we took a trip down memory lane. We reflected on our most beautiful and fun moments in boarding school, reliving our memories and laughing at our silly mistakes. It was a heartwarming experience that brought us closer together.
Amidst all the fun, the girls didn’t forget about their upcoming exams. They spent some time studying and preparing for the challenges ahead. It was a reminder that productivity and fun can go hand in hand.
Overall, it was a weekend filled with sweet treats, cuddles, healthy snacks, productivity, and cherished memories.
And so another term is over and we attack the Spring break with a lovely sense of accomplishment. So many things to celebrate, moments spent together, academic and personal successes… and obviously some struggles which are only part of life.
For now it’s time to enjoy the break, recharge batteries, see the family and friends. In two weeks we will embrace the final stretch of the year: end of Marking Period, exams, lake activities, trips and for our grade 12s, Graduation.
A lot to look forward to!
The boardinghouses will open again from Saturday 22/04 and classes will start on Monday 24/04!
Let’s do this final sprint together!
But first: Sit back, Relax, and Enjoy your holidays!
Floss & Lies
The weather this weekend has definitely followed the theme of ‘April Showers’, but not to worry – we will make the most of staying inside by creating some delicious snacks at home 🏡 🥰
This weekend, our Louis Degallier chefs made an array of treats, including savoury pancakes, authentic Greek cookies and one GIGANTIC twix cookie to share 🍪✨
Here’s a quick video showing Daria making this delicious cookie mixture – she makes it look so easy!
Fresh out of the oven, melted chocolate and caramel – YUM 😍
We half baked the cookie dough, then added the rest of the twix on top as demonstrated by Daria.
Here you can see a photo of the savoury pancakes with melted cheese inside. Makes a change from our favourite Nutella & strawberry pancakes 😂
Traditional Greek cookies, flavoured with orange 🍪
Bia preparing the dough for the cookies. I can confirm, they were very tasty! ✨