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Welcome to our Guestbook! We welcome your comments on the Know-it-all passport guidebook and www.knowitall.ch website.

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Rhonda: What a wonderful community service!

I’ve been a follower of your blog and know-it-all page since its inception.  Outstanding work and what a wonderful community service! Your guide has informed me and my family about events and happenings for years.  I always look forward to receiving your newsletter and often plan my month based on what info you’ve provided.  What great work you and your team do!

Monday, 9 january 2017

Kate: Huge congratulations!

Huge congratulations Lisa for all your work on the latest edition. Bravo for keeping all your energy and enthusiasm going over the years!
Kate x

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Sarah: Congratulations!

I would like to congratulate you on the 10th anniversary edition of Know it All. You’ve come such a long way and you should be so proud of your achievements. The guide looks great so well done.

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

David Lawson: What an impact!

The number of people I've met whose lives have been touched by your Know-it-all passport is innumerable. Lisa, in my practice, I've come across countless patients who rely on your passport as their bible for relocating to Geneva. I thought you should know as often we are unaware of what impact we make. Congratulations on creating an invaluable tool for the international community!  Kind regards, David Lawson, www.gm-clinic.ch

Friday, 26 August 2016

Lindsey: Congratulations!

Dear Lisa, Congratulations in the 10th edition of Know it all!!! I was overwhelmed to find a copy in my mail box and proud to have been part of the first edition with you. You have taken it so far! Best of luck with all future exploits!! With love, Lindsey

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Sanna: Greatly appreciated!

I have followed "Know-it-All" for years and greatly appreciate the meticulous and mind boggling amount of work that goes into it. Know-it-All facilitated my life in Geneva and greatly contributed to the development of my family in many ways.

Friday, 26 February 2016

Rebecca: I've been here only two weeks...

I have been here two weeks and already used your recommendations twice! The hot air balloon festival was wonderful! I have pre-teen boys and they enjoyed the day as well! Please let me know how I can thank you for your WHAT TO DO emails beyond passing along the site to others (which I have done already). THANK YOU!!!

Tuesday, 27 January 2016

Virginie: Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

I wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the wonderful business opportunities that your article has brought my way. To date I have worked and am still working with 3 outstanding readers of yours from Cologny to Pully, and a 4th potential client booked for January. All thanks to you! The feedback I am getting from my Knowitall clients has been extremely rewarding.

Monday, 14 December 2015

Starr Benyon: Thank you!

Many thanks for all you do - I have been in Geneva for several years now and Knowitall is still where I start for everything (we were given the book when we first arrived).

Monday, 28 September 2015

Virginie: A huge fan

I am a huge fan of your website and have turned to it on a weekly basis since moving to Switzerland a year ago with my 3 years old little boy.

Friday, 25 September 2015

Maggie: concerning Lisa's WHAT TO DO email for week 7-13 September 2015

We tried the Free Geneva Pass last week and it was awesome! We took the boat cruise and two mini train rides for free :)
Thanks again!

Friday, 18 September 2015

Sherry: An incredible resource

Your e-mail list is an incredible resource, got us involved in the local community, and helped us enjoy our time in Geneva.

Monday, 31 August 2015

Rose: A great tool

Thank you for your weekly updates about things to do and reminding us of holidays. It has been a great tool for easier living in Geneva/Vaud.

Monday, 18 May 2015

Diana: Wonderful resource

I have used Know-it-all passport for over 10 years and find it an excellent resource for so many regional activities - from kid-friendly places, to weekend family diversions, to entertaining visiting friends/family.  I am so appreciative of all the hard work that goes into collecting and validating the information.  It's a must-have reference guide not only for new comers to the region, but also for 'long-timers' to make new discoveries.  I express my deepest appreciation to the writing team for this opus!

Monday, 27 October 2014

Sally: Impressive tome!

I am the lucky competition winner from WRS who won one of your recent editions of the Know-it-all Passport. What an impressive tome! I have lived in Geneva for a very long time, so know my way around quite well, but was very impressed to see the wealth of information available in your book - there is still lots to learn. Keep up the good work (it must be a LOT of work).

Friday, 24 October 2014

Kat: Thanks for your support

Thanks for being so supportive of our events, we're a small startup so we really appreciate services like the Know-it-all Passport. It's my first go to for finding fun things to do with guests!

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Christine: Great reference

Great reference, fantastic evolution - and fun to have some description of the work involved (give people a little taste of why a good update takes a long time and relies on timely input).  Love the photos for the sections, too.
 
Congratulations!

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Jackie: Great 9th edition

Congratulations on the great and new 9th edition of Know-it-all passport! Love the bookmarks and cover colours!
Monday weekly newsletter is very informative (so much going on!), the monthly coffee and creations sessions are fun, and special workshops are unique ... and going junking sounds great!
Looking forward to 2015!

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Eliane and Yvonne: Our appreciation

We want to express our appreciation of your support for the English-speaking community by passing on information of the services available through your website. We find your site very well presented and easy to navigate. Congratulations!

Friday, 13 September 2013

Adriana Blanc: Thank you!

Thank you for all the useful information you provide every week. I'm not sure how I would manage without your emails.

Tuesday, 17 December 2012

Jery Kilker: Congratulations!

The new edition of KIA is fantastic! It's really expanded over the years and you and your crew have done a wonderful job in putting it together! Congratulations!

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Nicky: Congratulations Lisa

I think we need to make our very own Geneva “OBE”-style award to recognise you for your service to the Geneva public! Think of all those people you’ve helped over the years.

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Nancy and Chris: Thank you!

We can't thank you enough for the Know-it-all passport book and for your weekly list of things to do. Don't know what we would have done without you!

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Diana: Well-used book!

I love your book.  We moved to Geneva almost one year ago and I bought it at my local Manor. I have  used it so much and dog-eared so many pages that my husband laughs whenever I flip through it.

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Joanna: Fabulous book

Your book is fabulous, I've been buying them for years. In fact, we have a copy in the staff welfare office which I recommend to new staff members just arriving in the area. Thanks!

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Pam Isaak: Useful service

You provide a very useful service and I’ve recommended your book to several people who are new to the area.  Keep up the great work!

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Helen: Thanks

Just wanted to send you a thanks for all the work you do each week for the Know It All Passport guide.We spent 4 years in Vaud and your book was our bible for the area. And the weekly updates made sure we got out and enjoyed all Switzerland had to offer. Thanks for helping make our Swiss adventure so exciting.

Wednesday, 07 September 2011

gelpka: your site

your site is excellent, I look at it daily for new ideas ! Thanks so much

Monday, 27 June 2011

Maha: Thank you!

Hi Lisa,

I have been enrolled in your elist for over a year and really, very, very much appreciate the window into opportunities and possibilities in Geneva that you provide.

But this week, my daughter also benefited from your advice.  She is off school having completed the grueling IGCSE exams and so she went into Geneva to find the pianos available for pedestrians to play!  She was thrilled to find one and it really made her day!  I only wish that you offered a blog to provide other parents with feedback on your advice and updates on fun things to do in Geneva.  Perhaps one day?

Until then, thank you for keeping an eye out for us!  Being linked in to your network is like having a good, really cool friend!

Maha

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Sonya: Interesting articles

Although I'm a Swiss living in Nyon for a long time, I find your site very interesting indeed.I do enjoy zapping around and reading all your interesting articles and places to see etc.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Monica: Great emails!

Hello Lisa,

I love all your emails.. and I’m sending you this one only to tell you how happy I get when I read them!! ;)

Last year (jan), I traveled to Switzerland… and that was the best time of my life.. I studied French there and I simply didn’t want to get home!! lol …

Now I’m planning another visit to the country… and I thank you very much for all the information!

Monica

Monday, 23 May 2011

Kirsty: Well done!

Well done on such a useful resource.  The Know it All Passport is very helpful to Expats in the local area.  We really appreciate the email updates and being featured on your homepage.  Thanks for your efforts!

Bumps 'n Bubs

www.bumpsnbubs.com

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Pamela Hunziker: Thank you

I just wanted to say thank you for sending out every week all the interesting things going on. I find that events aren't advertised well enough. But that's ok now that we have you.

Monday, 04 April 2011

michellefiore: What to do? LOVE the lists!

Just a quick THANK YOU for the fabulous "What to Do" lists delivered into my email inbox each week.

The range of activities highlighted is truly impressive!  My little family is still a bit young for some of them (4yrs, 2.5 yrs, and 4month old twins) but I take advantage of what I can for now and look forward to when they are old enough to enjoy the rest!

SO thank you for your efforts on behalf of us, your grateful readers :)  Keep up the great work!

Michelle (in Geneva)

 

Monday, 14 March 2011

Amy: Life saver

Your book's still turning up roses for me as I begin a new life in Geneva. The doctor list was a life saver and I see a practitioner next Tuesday. I'm having all sorts of fun and learning tons through the book. Thanks so much!

Friday, 04 February 2011

Jad: impressions

Hello,

I would like to tell you that I am very impressed with your "contact" link. Jenny has come to my aid on more than one occasion. She is swift and efficient, and of course very courteous. Please take good care of her (and give her a raise soon!).

Also, your site is attractive and relatively easy to use. I am surprised that my ad in September for renting a house was the only one, as is my most recent ad for selling a car!

Come on: get your act together to have more people know(about)itall dot sea-hay-tish.

Bravo and bonne continuation.

Jad

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Kanti Kumar: Thank you!

I have found your newsletter very useful, not to talk about the Know-it-all Passport, which was a constant companion during our 2.5 years stay in Geneva. We recently moved to Copenhagen and I wish they had a similar resource for Copenhagen/Denmark! Thanks a lot, and best wishes.

Tuesday, 07 September 2010

Guest: Susan

Lucky for all of us expats, Lisa has once again printed an easy to read and use guide book.  It is informative, colorful and practical.  Thank you!

Wednesday, 01 September 2010

Alpine Pixie: Thank you

I have just received your wonderful list of recommended doctors. Thank you for sending it so speedily. Your book and this wonderful website have really made settling into Lausanne a lot easier, and providing things such as this list and your updates on things going on, are such lovely gifts. Thank you. I wish you luck and happiness and your knowitall journey continues.

Monday, 28 June 2010

Carla Ribeiro www.playbal...: Fantastic Website!

Thank you to Lisa and her team for a fantastic website where we can figure out what is happening when and where!  It is really well set up and a great source of information.  Well done everyone!!

Tuesday, 01 June 2010

Virginia: Incredible work !

Congratulations, Lisa, for all of the wonderful smile information in a  great website presentation !!  You're an angel smile

Saturday, 29 May 2010

Kristina Hastie: Mrs

What a great idea to have a website that goes hand in hand with the book keeping us up to date in between publications.  I love the weekly What's going on emails.   You have worked hard and it's paying off.  Well done.

Kristina

www.myexpatshop.com

Tuesday, 04 May 2010

Andre Cirieco: MOMAÏ

smileHEY MOMAÏ COOL WEBSITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

André Cirieco

Sunday, 02 May 2010

Laura Jeffreys: Great site

Great site Mum!  I really love the cinema section where I can see what films I want to watch at the weekend!

Sunday, 02 May 2010

Michelle Guiliano: Mrs.

A P&G employee and friend first referred me to Know it All back when the title finished with "Parents" and I was not yet one!  Some years later when I moved across the boarder into France, I bought my first edition 2005-2006.  Then as now, as an expat, as a Mom, for nanny's newcomers and for visitors alike - anyone living, working or visiting in the region can benefit from this valuable reference book and guide!  Thank you, Lisa!

Great improvements on the website too!  Congratulations.

Michelle Guiliano                                         www.bolderkids.com

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Lindsey Williamson: Brilliant!

Congratulations on your new website!  It looks terrific.  It's incredible how you have managed to expand and improve on Know-It-All over the years.  There's nothing else like it out there! I am proud to have been part of its humble beginnings.

Monday, 26 April 2010

Lynne McNeil: Well done!

Well done Lisa. All your hard work and sleepless nights have paid off.

This website will be valuable to all those needing all kinds of information in English in Geneva.

Mom and Dad would be very proud of what you have achieved.

Lynne

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Susan McMullen McNamara: Facebook?

What a wonderful site you have. Sure would have been a different experience growing up in Geneva in the 60's and 70's with computer resources like this one!

Have you considered Facebook tie-ins yet?

Good luck!

Susan (Ecolint alum. and ex-Caterpillar family)

Thursday, 22 April 2010

JeanPierre Abel: Congratulations

Congratulations for your new website.

You did a terrific job!

Bravo Lisa!

smile smile smile

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Liz Andrews: Fabulous new look site

The new website and events page is great - well done on all your efforts.smile

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Catherine Nelson Pollard: Mine of information

Since it was first published in 1999 “Know-it-All passport” has been a mine of information to many expatriates living in the Lake Geneva and Vaud area. It keeps getting bigger and better with each new issue.  This book is a “must buy” on any expat’s list, whether they have been here for just 12 days or 12 years.

Catherine Nelson-Pollard
www.livinginnyon.com

Monday, 19 April 2010

Lori Hakulinen: Indispensable guide

An indispensable guide to "surviving and thriving" in the Geneva-Pays des Gex area. Highly recommended by the Newcomer Welcome Center site at CERN.

Lori HakulinenDirector, American Citizens Abroadand webmaster for http://www.newcomerwelcomecenter.com

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Dorothy Stockell, AIWC: Super helpful reference

Know-It-All Passport has proved to be a super helpful reference book for living in Geneva, for newcomers and long time residents alike. Lisa Cirieco has gathered a massive amount of information in one handy volume. The American International Women's Club of Geneva recommends it wholeheartedly!

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Anon: Great new edition

A great new edition of a great book which has resolved numerous w/end family dilemmas these past years with its updated assortments of suggestions for activities, outings and places to enjoy visiting and where to tactfully expedite, when desperate, any getting-a-little-overwhelming-houseguests at w/ends.

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Mary Jeanne “MJ” Cabanel: Thank you

Just a note to say thank you  Know-it-all Passport for the excellent information you have been providing us newcomers, old timers, natives and visitors on this wonderful region of Geneva, Vaud and neighboring France.  You enrich our knowledge, help us feel at home and indeed turn us into “know it alls” ourselves.  Congratulations on your new website and much continued success!

Saturday, 17 April 2010

N.Grosjean: Thanks

thanks from your information ..Nenita Grosjean

Monday, 08 March 2010

Elena: Very useful

Hi Lisa!I have recently received the Know-it-all Passport, very useful source of information, thanks a lot!All the best,Elena

 

Submitted on the original site on 11th January 2010

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Anca: Very helpful

Very helpful information online and in the book! Thank you for putting all together!-anca

 

Submitted on the original site on 23rd December 2009

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Kelly Painter: Life savers

The Know-it-All books have been life savers for me over the years. The weekly emails/updates are also a great way to know what's going on in the area. I so much appreciate all that you do and my family and I are looking forward to the Thanksgiving dinner at Au Petit Bonheur!

Thanks and best regards,Kelly Painter

 

Submitted on the original site on 26th November 2009

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Jackie Williams: Thank you

Dear lisa,thanks for your quick reply, been following your progress over all thes years, glad to see you are still going strong-Do you still do those cookies in a jar? They were delicious. i've ordered the copy for someone who is miving to geneva so I am sure it will be very useful to her. RegardsJackie

 

Submitted on the original site on 10th July 2009

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Maria Schaltegger: Thank you

Thank you for the fast and prompt replay on my request for list of dentists in Geneva. I am happy to have your book and I find you did a great job; the information provided is correct and useful.

 

Submitted on the original site on 29th June 2009

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Sarah: Great book

Great book which has proved indispensable - I refer to it constantly!

 

Submitted on the original site on 2nd February 2009

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Iris: Thanks for your help!

Still have not bought the book,but I am planning to. I did get a very fast reply to my request for the list of doctors and dentists. Thanks for your help!

 

Submitted on the original site on 17th October 2008

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Debbie McKinnon: Stunning, well researched and informativ...

what a stunning, well researched and informative book. Thank you so much -I have found everything I need and it has certainly made my life a lot easier. Thank you !!!!

 

Submitted on the original site on 9th October 2008

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Lisa Chevalley: Fantastic job!

Hi Lisa,After using Know-it-all for several years as a staple directory, I'm once again impressed by your boundless energy and the numerous projects you have created. You've done a fantastic job with the guide and I'm sure all of your other endeavors are equally valuable, if not delicious!Keep up the good work! Lisa Chevalley, Good Vibrations - Power Plate Center

http://www.goodvibrations.ch/

Submitted on the original site on 22nd August 2008

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Julian Jenkins: Great book

this is a great book ... that I recommend anyone in Geneva area to buy.

 

Submitted on the original site on 22nd August 2008

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Deb: Great value

I purchased your Passport book last summer before we came out for an adults-only vacation to see if we could live here while my husband completed a graduate program. The book was amazing to us then and now that our family is here, it's become my bible! I'm so tickled with its comprehensiveness and refer to it constantly. I've found the level of detail to be terrific and the way it's laid out is both functionally as well as aesthetically appealing.We've already "earned" back the price of the book just in using some of the tips for purchases and transportation. Great value, all the way-around.

 

Submitted on the original site on 8th June 2008

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Pam: It never disappoints!

I recommend the book to all - newcomers and long-termers alike - it never disappoints! Great to have all this info at your fingertips.

 

Submitted on the original site on 27th May 2008

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Diana Sugg Wu: Thank you

Dear Lisa,Your book has become the bible for our move to Geneva. Thank you so much for putting this all together in one place, with so much valuable detail. We even carry a copy in our car! Cheers,Diana Sugg

 

Submitted on the original site on 17th May 2008

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Ronnie: Do you have a book for the Zurich area?

Do you have a book for the Zurich area? We will be moving to the Zurich area sometime in July from New Jersey. Would love to have a book like this!

 

Submitted on the original site on 16th May 2008

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Leanne: Thanks

Thanks so much for your list of doctors. It was just what I needed. My next mission after seeing a pediatrician will be buying your book!

 

Submitted on the original site on 15th May 2008

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Paul: Goldmine of information

Hi Lisa,The book arrived today and my co-worker was right. It is an absolute goldmine of information for English speaking parents.Thanks so much - and looking forward to the new version later this year.smile

 

Submitted on the original site on 7th May 2008

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Gary: Incredibly helpful

This has been an incredibly helpful guide to us as we relocate to the Geneva area from the USA. We have lived in Basel before, and we really wish that they had such a great resource.

 

Submitted on the original site on 21st April 2008

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Audrey: Recommended

A friend from Lausanne recommended this book to us and although we don't live in the Geneva area, we still find this book amazingly usefull. I wish there was one for all the areas in Switzerland.

 

Submitted on the original site on 2nd April 2008

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Rosalind Opperman: An incredibly useful guide

Know-it-all Passport is a must for anyone moving to or already living in Geneva and Vaud. It is an incredibly useful guide covering just about everything you need to know from fun places to go with children to finding the right consultant for a particular health ailment to local ski resorts. I just wish that it had existed when I originally moved here many years ago! It would have made my life a lot easier. I think that every relocation agent should give their client(s) a copy on arrival!

 

Submitted on the original site on 14th March 2008

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Tamara Moon: Thank you!

I honestly can't imagine what life would have been like here for the last few months since we moved to Geneva without your book. My husband and I made many purchases before this move, and your book was probably the most valuable one to make our transition go well. Thank you!!!!smile

 

Submitted on the original site on 3rd March 2008

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Anne Cookson: Speedy delivery

Hi LisaMany thanks for speedy delivery of the Book. I am very impressed and have immediately ordered a second copy for a friend. I thought I knew the Leman area but this book has opened my eyes to a wealth of information! Best regards

 

Submitted on the original site on 21st February 2008

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Vanessa Howells: Congratulations

Dear Lisa,Congratulations on your book. It really is an invaluable resource for new comers to Geneva/Lausanne. As someone who works in relocation I can tell you that I am never without my copy and constantly refer to it. I know our Clients value the wide and varied information too. I cant wait for the lasted edition to see what new gems you have discovered.Best wishesVanessa

 

Submitted on the original site on 9th February 2008

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Casalotto: Bravo!

Bravo!

 

Submitted on the original site on 12th October 2007

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Emina: Wealth of information

Thank you for your incredibly prompt mailing of the book. It looks like the wealth of information that we should have had a year ago!smile

 

Submitted on the original site on 21st August 2007

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Helen Costin: Brilliant book

Your book is brilliant. However, for those of us who live outside Geneva, the information is less comprehensive. Is this something that could be worked on?

 

Submitted on the original site on 18th August 2007

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Katherine: Well done!

What a great book! I've lived here for so long and have just been introduced to this book. Brilliant! Well done! smile

http://www.cloud9yoga.ch/

Submitted on the original site on 27th June 2007

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Margaret: Useful resource

"Know it All" is always within reach. It is amazing how often I find the information I need in this one useful source. Thanks for thinking of all of us expats living in Vaud. We'd be lost without your book.

 

Submitted on the original site on 4th June 2007

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Ada: Something unique

We are Swiss and live in Geneva. This to say that this book, all these addresses and contacts are something unique that help us so much in finding almost everything for us and our children! When something is missing, Lisa is here and I must say she is so welcoming! We appreciate this kind of service so much that we have recommended this book already!smile

 

Submitted on the original site on 29th March 2007

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Vellucci Alessandra: Thank you

Every parent in Geneva should have this book!!! It's the most complete, informative, accurate and pleasant book to help us, poor parents, to raise our children here. I have used it for walks, restaurants, kindegardens, birthday parties and even hair-stylists!!Thank you, Lisa, for helping us out so much!!!Alessandrasmile

 

Submitted on the original site on 29th March 2007

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Bernard: THE BIBLE of Geneva

THE Bible of Geneva. Probably the best and most complete Geneva and area information for families. It contains absolutely everything on every subject one needs to know. A reference "par excellence". There are many information booklets on the market but "know-it-all-passport" pushes the bar very high.

 

Submitted on the original site on 20th February 2007

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Gaylene Pomeroy: All in one resource

smileI bought your early versions when they first came out and thought that they were absolutely fantastic "all in one" resources. I moved away from Geneva and now six years later have moved back to Switzerland and am living in Vaud. One of the first things I did was to buy your book. It is my main reference guide and I am so impressed by how complete it is and that it includes Vaud and neighbouring France as well as Geneva. I keep one copy at home and one in the car. It really is an incredible and invaluable resource. Thank-you Lisa and great work!

 

Submitted on the original site on 23rd January 2007

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Russ: Great reference

What a great reference to have!! If only I had such information for every place I've lived. I was able to get a great reference in a hurry for a fantastic dentist here in Geneva. I had an emergency and this proved to be an invaluable resource. Get it and get to know it well!!!

 

Submitted on the original site on 19th January 2007

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Sarah Paul: Life saver

Lisa's book helped me so much when i arrived in Geneva, it almost became my bible, it was a life saver, i could not have managed without it - what a great idea it was to get it published.

 

Submitted on the original site on 28th October 2006

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Emily: Thanks for the list of doctors

Thanks for the list of doctors - very useful for english speaking friends who have just moved to the region. Great source of info available for new comers. smile

 

Submitted on the original site on 4th October 2006

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Paul Double: Just what Geneva needs!

Just what Geneva needs!! A great way to get to know the town and enjoy discovering activities and sights you never even knew existed smile

http://www.pauldouble.com/

Submitted on the original site on 27th September 2006

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Marie Nöelle: Thank you

Thank you for the doctor's list, always handy when we have English speaking visitors or family !

 

Submitted on the original site on 18th September 2006

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Kari: Quick response

Thanks for the quick response with the doctor list. We are new to Geneva, and I have not bought the book yet, as I was waiting for the new edition. I am now convinced I must have it!

 

Submitted on the original site on 18th September 2006

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Ingrid: Prompt and personalised help

Thanks for the prompt and personalised help with my inquiry re. paediatricians in the Vaud region! Great to have this resource available.

 

Submitted on the original site on 18th September 2006

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Myanna: Life-saver

Hi Lisa! I had my first perusal of the new addition today which I picked up on Wednesday. It looks like there are some real gems even for someone who’s already been here for 4 ½ years and is on her 3rd edition! I opened it up to look for something specific and got sucked in. It’s like the days when you used to look something up in the encyclopedia only to get sidetracked reading nearby entries for the next 1/2 hour. As someone living in the Pays de Gex, I love that you keep expanding your coverage of this area. Thanks for all you do!! What a huge contribution you make to all of us in the region! (Dare I say, “Life-saver!!? ;o)Myanna

 

Submitted on the original site on 17th September 2006

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Lindsey: Congratulations

Dear Lisa,I know from what humble beginnings you started (I was there!), but you really believed and persevered and fought your way to making this publication into THE must-have item for every expat in the area. Congratulations! You have so much to be proud of.Love, Lindsey

 

Submitted on the original site on 12th September 2006

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Brien Donnellon: Well done, great idea!

Well done, great idea!

http://www.keyinvestment.ch/

Submitted on the original site on 5th September 2006

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Christine: It looks GREAT!

Lisa,I have received your new book. How do you manage to improve it with each addition? I want to thank you for the ad design work you did for Kindermusik. It looks GREAT!!!

http://www.kindermusikeurope.com/

Submitted on the original site on 25th August 2006

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Paul English: Great

What a great 'bible' for those Anglophones in the region. I haven't seen this much collected information in one place in such detail before. It provides a valuable resource for professional and personal use. Well done Lisa.

http://www.englishcommunications.com/

Submitted on the original site on 24th August 2006

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Monique de Liefde: Perfect guide!

Wow, the new bible is born! You have written such a perfect guide to living in Geneva, and besides that have a great after-sales service by f.i. sending the list of Doctors and Dentists on request!Thank you so much Lisa!Regards, Monique de Liefdesmile

 

Submitted on the original site on 21st August 2006

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Kate Oehler: Excellent reference guide

Excellent reference guide. Definately recommended for anyone with a young family.

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Submitted on the original site on 20th September 2005

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Erica Meadows: Very useful book

Very useful book with lots of good information for us, since we just had a baby in May!! We have already used it for many recommendations on shopping for baby etc...Keep up the good work!

 

Submitted on the original site on 3rd September 2005

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Julie Brighouse: Well done!

I cant say how much your book means to my partner and I! It has become the bible to Geneva. Recommend it to anyone we meet. Well done!!!

 

Submitted on the original site on 3rd August 2005

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Andre Besson: Recommended to new arrivals

We read a couple of other books about Switzerland before coming here at the end of March. We did not get this one until after we were here for about a month, and I wish we had it before, as it would have made the first few weeks a lot easier for us and the children. We will certainly recommend it to other new arrivals.

 

Submitted on the original site on 25th May 2005

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Annebet van Weerelt: Please write about NY

Could you come over here to write about NY and Westchester County for me please? I have found some similar books but nothing beats yours!

 

Submitted on the original site on 21st February 2005

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Hazel: Huge fan

Even though I haven’t got kids, I’m a huge fan of your book. My partner and I must be the most immature adults in Geneva because most of our favourite days out have come straight from Know-It-All Parents. Keep up the good work!

 

Submitted on the original site on 22nd December 2004

Tuesday, 02 February 2010

Katia: Good job!

Good job!!! Will help us a lot in our work with clients, especially at the Information Department. Thank you, Lisa!!! KT

 

Submitted on the original site on 10th November 2004

Tuesday, 02 February 2010

Suzanne Le Hur: Bravo!

Bravo! The new edition is excellent! I shall be buying one for myself, altho' my children are all young adults now, I think it's a superb source of information.

Submitted on the original site on 25th September 2004

Tuesday, 02 February 2010

Suzanne Le Hur: Bravo!

Bravo! The new edition is excellent! I shall be buying one for myself, altho' my children are all young adults now, I think it's a superb source of information.

 

Submitted on the original site on 25th September 2004

Tuesday, 02 February 2010

Kate Lanxner: Fantastic book

Many thanks for such a fantastic book. The first thing I did was read all the personal anecdotes highlighted in purple. I find them so interesting. The book has so many helpful hints on leading a more stress-free and fun life in the Geneva area. There is really nothing like it. This comes from the Mom (from Vermont, USA originally) of a 13- year- old and professional nanny and spiritual healer and counselor. Love the new binding as well. It is so easy to work with when it lays flat in your lap or on a table. Great job!

 

Submitted on the original site on 16th September 2004

Tuesday, 02 February 2010

doris kreiner: Congratulations

Congratulations! "Read" it in one evening, could not stop. Even after being here for 9 years, I discovered so many more new things to do.

 

Submitted on the original site on 6th September 2004

Tuesday, 02 February 2010

Philippa Dobree Carey: LOVE the new look

Lisa... LOVE the new look 2005/2006 book - well done! It's even more packed with useful information, contacts, places to go, etc. and I love the little anecdotes and do's and don'ts throughout. I've lived here for years but have discovered lots of new places and useful contacts through your helpful guidebook. Sincerely regret not putting in a large advert for SWISS LABELS (personalised nametapes), but I'll look forward to the next edition for that! Now... take a belated summer vacation somewhere nice and revel in your forthcoming praise. Best, Philippa

 

Submitted on the original site on 30th August 2004

Tuesday, 02 February 2010

Jackie: Thumbs up

Keep on the good work. It's great to know that a new edition is coming out and that the info is continually updated and checked! Thumbs up for such a useful manual!

 

Submitted on the original site on 13th May 2004

Tuesday, 02 February 2010

Francine Seller: Invaluable

Just to say what an invaluable addition to our life here KIAP has been! The things we've tried only because we read about them there, and the value of knowing up front which places have playgrounds/changing tables/shady areas etc etc etc just can't be overstated! And as the kids get older, new bits of it become relevant that I hadn't really noticed before. So thanks for having the inspiration and energy to carry it through!

 

Submitted on the original site on 19th April 2004

Tuesday, 02 February 2010

Tahir Ali: Much-needed guide

A much-needed guide which I hope continues to expand with coverage of both the French and Swiss sides of the Geneva area.

 

Submitted on the original site on 16th March 2004

Tuesday, 02 February 2010

Nicki Power: Thank you

Thanks for the help with the list of doctors. I find the book invaluable with a 3 year old child.

 

Submitted on the original site on 22nd February 2004

Tuesday, 02 February 2010

Ximena Véliz: Magnificent gift idea!

Even though I’ve lived here for a very long time, I find this book useful and have found places I did not even know existed! I find it to be a magnificent gift idea and it’s very appreciated by those who have just arrived and are trying to find their way around the city. Thanks!

 

Submitted on the original site on 12th January 2004

Tuesday, 02 February 2010

Carolyn Magnani: Great resource

I just came across your book this weekend in the Payot while I was looking for books about Switzerland (in English). It is a great resource! And I am so glad you added the sections on Lausanne!

 

Submitted on the original site on 12th January 2004

Tuesday, 02 February 2010

Amanda McDonald: Learnt so much!

We have been here 8months from South Africa and since we bought your book we have learned so much it is really advisable to anybody even if you don't have kids thank you so much your book is great.

 

Submitted on the original site on 28th September 2003

Tuesday, 02 February 2010

Bridget: An asset

This book is an asset to all English speaking parents living in this area. I have a friend who does not have kids and uses it too because it has so much useful information for herself and guests that come to visit. It is quite organized and includes inportant little details. I can't wait for the next edition for 2005/6!!!

 

Submitted on the original site on 18th September 2003

Tuesday, 02 February 2010

Christina Ferrari Muller: Incredibly useful

I've lived in Geneva for the past 2 years and found the book incredibly useful, particularly when friends with children visited us from the States. Now that I'm about to have my first child and move to Lausanne, I plan on using the book even more. Thank you for providing such an excellent, thorough resource.

 

Submitted on the original site on 31st August 2003

Tuesday, 02 February 2010

Anonymous: "The" book for parents

We just moved here from Denmark mid june, with our 3 children, and even though the little ones are really little ones (age 9 weeks and 18 month)- it goes good - and this book is just "the" book, for parents moving here.

 

Submitted on the original site on 27th July 2003

Tuesday, 02 February 2010

Jenny Goulding: Thanks

Hi - Thanks for the book I think it will be really helpful. My husband and I are coming from the UK with our 13 month old daughter to Geneva in mid June. I am really keen to find lots of activities for her to do during the week so we can meet people in a similar situation. Any suggestions welcomed...Jenny

 

Submitted on the original site on 13th May 2003

Tuesday, 02 February 2010

Ashish R: Doctors and dentists list

Please tell me your email address. I find the book very useful as I have just relocated from New York and was adviced to buy this book. Please urgently send me a list of all doctors and dentists. thanks

 

Submitted on the original site on 16th March 2003

Tuesday, 02 February 2010

Allison Bryan: Fantastic book

I'm a vocal coach/voice teacher (and mom of two, ages 2 and 4), and a Geneva resident for the past ten years. Your book is FANTASTIC--the best resource available for parents in this area. It's my preferred "welcome to Geneva" gift for new friends just arriving, as well as old friends who are new parents. Thank you so much for providing this invaluable community service. Best wishes for future editions.

 

Submitted on the original site on 13th March 2003

Tuesday, 02 February 2010

Carmen: New group for foreign parents

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Swiss-Schooling/ This group is a place for foreign parents in Switzerland to discuss their childrens' experiences in the Swiss state schools. This should be a safe place to share with each other our joys & frustrations, and to give & recieve helpful information. Swiss parents are welcome with open arms:-) Please join me there!!! Carmen in Thalwil (ZH) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Submitted on the original site on 10th March 2003

Tuesday, 02 February 2010

Karen Moore: Invaluable resource guide

Just got my copy of the latest edition - we've been in Switzerland more than a year already, but this was full of new ideas. Thanks for including expanded information on Lausanne, as well. This is an INVALUABLE resource guide.

 

Submitted on the original site on 17th October 2002

Tuesday, 02 February 2010

Chetna Miles: Wonderful resource

Know-it-all Parents has been a wonderful source for ideas under any situation. Its a thoroughly researched and tried-and-tested book. Many Congratulations on the current edition.

 

Submitted on the original site on 21st September 2002

Tuesday, 02 February 2010

Iris Chomarat: Thank you!

Thank you for this wonderful book! It's a goldmine, especially for families new to the area. Thanks to your book and to the Mum who recommended it to me I am now attending Kindermusik and the International Playgroup with my 14 months old son. After only 2 months in Geneva we have met lots of new friends - which is great!!! ;-) Iris

 

Submitted on the original site on 9th September 2002

Tuesday, 02 February 2010

Philippa Dobree Carey: Congratulations!

Congratulations on the fabulous new edition 2003/2004. It looks better than ever ! Thanks for including Swisslabels personalised name tapes in several places too... I've received lots on enquiries already, and the -10% coupon in the back of the book has been a good motivation, I think. Now sit back, relax and enjoy your boys ! All the best, Philippa

 

Submitted on the original site on 30th August 2002

Tuesday, 02 February 2010

Ben Sinnott: Looking forward to new book!

We love the book and have used it constantly as a resource. Can't wait for the new one!

 

Submitted on the original site on 31st July 2002

Tuesday, 02 February 2010

Jean Marson: Missing person!

Hi there! Was wondering whether anyone had come across HEATHER GIOVANNONI nee Strang, who used to teach English & last heard of (1974) in Vaud? I'd love to hear of /from her again. Thanks - in hope!

 

Submitted on the original site on 20th July 2002

Tuesday, 02 February 2010

Anonymous: Bravo!

Salut a tous! Si vous souhaitez trouvez des idees de sorties ou des bons plans, profitez a fond de ce site! ...et parlez en autour de vous!

..PS: bravo pour votre site, il est fort utile!

 

Submitted on the original site on 23rd April 2002

Tuesday, 02 February 2010

Hal Cohen: Great resource

Your book has been a great resource for us here in Geneva area. I don't think a weekend has gone by when we haven't checked it for one thing or another. I have even recommended it to people without children as I think its the best book around for activities/places to visit, etc. for adults as well (especially those looking for more than just museums and restaurants). We are now leaving the Geneva area. When/if we return, first thing we will do is buy updated version.

 

Submitted on the original site on 12th December 2001

 

 

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Linda Larini: Children's parties

Party Time children's parties. I wanted to let you know that the party room in Carouge no longer exists (rent was too high!) but that I have now found another room to hold birthday parties with or without bouncy castle. I also have clowns, magicians, make-up artists, puppets and entertainers (games), as well as bouncy castles. The address in your book is no longer valid, it should read: Party Time, 54 chemin de Grand-Donzel, 1234 Vessy. 784 06 07, fax 784 20 71, www.partytimekids.com. Your book is just great - really useful for the english speaking community. Thanks and good luck for the future.

 

Submitted on the original site on 2nd December 2001

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Carmen Crenshaw Hovey: New group

Hi Lisa- I would just like to let folks know of a group I have started called Expat-Moms-In-Switzerland. It is a place where moms come together and discuss parenting and personal issues related to our adjustments to life in Switzerland. It is also a great place to get answers to such questions as, "Which internet server provider do you suggest?" and, "Where can I buy Karo Syrup for my pecan pie?". I hope if this group is of interest to some of you, you will join us! You can send a message to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Expat-Moms-In-Switzerland Carmen Crenshaw-Hovey US citizen outside of Zurich SAHM to Sam 6 1/2 and Aleksander 2 1/2

 

Submitted on the original site on 27th November 2001

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Philippa Dobree Carey: Good bath-time reading!

Hi Lisa ! Just to let you know how grateful I am for the Know-it-all book. It makes good bath-time reading (for me, not the kids !) and is the first thing I grab at the weekends to see what activities we can do as a family, as well as clubs and workshops to join. I can't remember how many times I've recommended it to other parents new to Geneva. I'd definitely like you to mention my personalised iron-on labels set-up in the next issue ! As a Client, I hope you'll recommend me too !! Thanks - Philippa

 

Submitted on the original site on 11th November 2001

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Anonymous: Wonderful book

Thank you for this wonderful book! Being a parent in a foreign country can be daunting and Know-it-all is a great support.

 

Submitted on the original site on 9th October 2001

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Jennifer Kimber: Thank you

Thank-you so much for your fabulous book!As we are expecting our first baby and have recently moved to Geneva we found the book both interesting and informative.Thank-you so much for all your help!

 

Submitted on the original site on 2nd September 2001

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Lisa Lindsey Brändli: Always recommend this book

To take the frustration, confusion and mystery out of a transglobal move to the Geneva area this is the book to have! For every "new to the area parent" that enrolls in our classes, I always recommend they put this book in their bag!

 

Submitted on the original site on 29th August 2001

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Paula Krause: Thank you

Coming to Geneve and unable to speak French, this book has been the most valuable resourse for me and my family. I found a place to take french lessons with childcare at Active Languages, a place to buy english books and magazines at Elm Bookstore, a place to shop for some American food at the American Market and many places for outings with the kids. We especially loved the Swiss Vapeur Parc! One of my favorite parts of the book are all the extras and hints highlighted in yellow. Thank you so much for putting all this info in one easy to read book!! I would be lost without it!

 

Submitted on the original site on 8th March 2001

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

fabienne: Successful second edition

hi lisa, not very busy at the moment so i had at glance atyour internet site. it's great to read how successfull the sencond editon is. see you soon, love from basel fabienne

 

Submitted on the original site on 6th March 2001

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Jackie Cattaneo: Useful book

Congratulations Lisa (and all your friends and family) on the publication of this useful book! Now that I've discovered that you have a website, I wondered whether you advertise the dates of second/hand sales specialized in children's toys, clothes, and equipment (e.g.: Crossroads, Troc de Crans, etc.)

 

Submitted on the original site on 9th January 2001

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Doris Kreiner: Congratulations!

Congratulations on your second edition!Leafing through your book I always get new ideas what do do with my kids.It is handy and easy to read, exactly what mothers need!!

 

Submitted on the original site on 15th October 2000

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Andrea Bader Rusch: Fabulous service!

Fabulous service! Definitely want to advertiseThe New Stork Times in Know-It-All.Congratulations!

 

Submitted on the original site on 11th October 2000

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

The SCRAGS: Great job

Great job Lisa.

 

Submitted on the original site on 29th September 2000

 

 

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Tracey Tokuhama Espinosa: Fantastic resource

A fantastic resource: Know-It-All Parents is an idea whose time has come, and all of Geneva has benefited. The book's format is easy-to-read. Information that would take an individual a lifetime to gather is now at your fingertips. THANK YOU Lisa and Lindsey for such a valuable tool!

 

Submitted on the original site on 25th September 2000

 

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

BLANCA URQUHART: LIFE SAVER

DEAR "KNOW IT ALL", YOUR BOOK HAS SAVED MY LIFE, THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!

 

Submitted on the original site on 13th September 2000

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Jo Hall: Great book

What a great book. Absolutely invaluable to newcomers to Geneva. It has really helped us to find our way around and feel more at home. Keep up the good work! Best Regards

 

Submitted on the original site on 13th September 2000

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Nicola: Great response!

I cannot reiterate enough the response I am getting from your book. I must have 3 calls a day for Kiddie Club from it!!!! I get the most response from your publication compared to any other advertising I so. Best Regards and once again congrats and thanks.

 

Submitted on the original site on 11th September 2000

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

sonya nance rodriquez: Congratulations

congratulations on the book and thanks for putting it together

 

Submitted on the original site on 6th September 2000.

Friday, 15 January 2010

Alison from Versoix: Fabulous!

It looks fabulous. Many thanks for such an outstanding resource!

 

Submitted on the original site on 5th September 2000.

Friday, 15 January 2010

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