In 1602, Geneva was coveted by the Savoyards. Chales-Emmanuel I intended to make Geneva his capital north of the Alps. On the night of 11-12th December 1602, a troop of 2000 soldiers launched a surprise attack. Arriving in Painpalais, the mercenaries climbed the walls surrounding the city. Armed with nothing more than courage and halberds, the citizens of Geneva, men and women alike, ran out of their houses to defend the city. They fought off the enemies using any means to hand. A number of stories recall the courage of La Mère Royaume, who scalded one Savoyard with her pot of soup. Since 1881, chocolate cauldrons decorated with the coat of arms of Geneva have been sold and eaten at this time every year in honour of the bravery.
Following the tradition, Zia and Eva, the youngest and oldest girls in our house, smashed a chocolate ‘Marmite’ and we all enjoyed eating the chocolate afterwards!
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The anticipated special night of this term was finally here on Saturday! Our annual Winter Ball! The girls were certainly very excited for this celebration, especially because it had been two years of not being able to celebrate it outside school due to the restrictions. The event was a great success and the girls seemed […]
Santa decided to come early this year to bring us a present!
But first, we ate a delicious apple pie, which is the perfect cozy winter dessert. It was so good, that is why I made two for the girls! Nothing was left…
Then, it was time for Secret Santa. Everyone was part of it and it was a lovely moment with the girls. What a pleasure to have those moments of joy in the House! I hope everyone was happy about their present!