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11 posts, 22:49 today
Whitening towels
I've never tried the tablets, but I'd guess they might be a bit strong? I toss a scoop of calgon into the machine, and then add the towels and other "bleachables." I add a small amount of Perwoll Renew White in the soap dispenser and…
Started by: glowjupiter · 4.Sep.2015 · Housing in general
2 posts, 22:46 today
Sunday morning activities in Kanton Aargau?
Started by: carcharhinus · 4.Sep.2015 · Travel/day trips/free time
32 posts, 22:39 today
Long haul flights and Australia
BTW if you drive up the westcoast of the coromandel, you are very likely to see dolphins and might even get to swim with them, just like that, jump in from the beach and there they are - magic! happened to us and some of our friends have…
Started by: gata · 31.Aug.2015 · Other/general
8 posts, 22:37 today
Match the Swiss with the British towns!
nope and Biel neither! Must say, I like things to be different and not keen to compare. And also hate being asked 'which do you prefer?' - be it about towns, countries, flowers, cheese, birds - the differences is what make them so…
Started by: McTAVGE · 4.Sep.2015 · Daily life
44 posts, 22:35 today
How Migros grocery store wants to become…
I can totally relate to the op as I am sure it could happen to me too. Unrelated to the op, I would like to answer oosoo. I had the experience to see a mother encouraging her son to steal. Thieves come in all forms and shapes.
Started by: mylonaeleni · 4.Sep.2015 · Complaints corner
5 posts, 22:17 today
New but not new!
Started by: sparkle_girl · 13.Jul.2015 · Introductions
28 posts, 22:02 today
Cablecom Basic Offer
I see no problem on that. You could downgrade to basic internet, stick with it for a couple days and move up to 10mb. Tell them 2mb is slower than you imagined/isn't enough to live with or any other excuse
Started by: rbstella · 10.Apr.2015 · TV/internet/telephone
30 posts, 21:54 today
Switzerland to Germany with a recently expired…
Thanks for all the answers. I see that it's hard to find the relevant laws / information so at least we all had a little chat and learned something new :p . As for my case, this morning I went to the local registration office in Lugano…
Started by: niciuffo · 3.Sep.2015 · Leaving Switzerland
134 posts, 21:51 today
Where did all the gentlemen go?
And an apartment rental contract always ends with you either dying or moving out. Why do people bother to schlep their furniture up the stairs? Perhaps because they value the comfort it brings in the meantime.
Started by: Ms Swiss · 1.Sep.2015 · Daily life
13 posts, 21:45 today
Looking for padel players in Zurich
In the meantime we are a group who play very often padel but it would be nice to have more female players. Any female padel players here? If so, please contact me. If you are not a girl but fancy to play, you can contact me too, no…
Started by: fran_toro · 11.Jul.2011 · Sports / Fitness / Beauty / Wellness
10 posts, 21:43 today
Investing long term - buying a rental property…
However, when hard times hit, its often that the markets are down and that's whan you should be mobilizing every last penny to buy while cheap. I know that's easier said than done. I have two foreign properties that I both declare. I…
Started by: saiya-jin · 3.Sep.2015 · Finance/banking/taxation
4 posts, 21:38 today
Zurich Expat Expo
Started by: Hoyley · 4.Sep.2015 · Daily life
6 posts, 21:36 today
Will I Get a Speeding Fine?
If your speedo did indeed show 100km/h in a 80km/h zone there's no reason at all to lose any sleep due to this issue. None at all. The highest likely fine is for 6-10km/h (if even that), which is 100CHF. Just make sure to pay within the…
Started by: watsupbro · 4.Sep.2015 · Daily life
27 posts, 21:33 today
Question for the ladies - fibroids
Glad it went well. I think it depends on the hospital and your condition. When I was in hospital I had the IV's etc in day and night for 2 weeks... and when I was well enough to eat I had a huge menu to choose from and more food than I…
Started by: 3Wishes · 23.Jul.2015 · Family matters/health
1 post, 21:12 today
Help with starting a cafe/bakery in Zurich
Started by: JulieMarie · 4.Sep.2015 · Business & entrepreneur
18 posts, 21:11 today
Buying apartment... questions about own capital
Usually that's bad advice because you're effectively binding yourself to the bank you're using already: A bank is highly unlikely to give you 2nd or 3rd rank mortgage, even if it is for 200k on a home with 1mln value that has 500k…
Started by: happyrobbie · 31.Aug.2015 · Housing in general
32 posts, 21:09 today
Ethernet network in a new build
Tt's still not allowed from a safety point of view and it's not a good idea from an ethernet performance point of view due to capacitive coupling between the A/C and the ethernet, and other EMI issues.
Started by: PaddyG · 27.Jun.2015 · TV/internet/telephone
49 posts, 20:53 today
Working in Ticino but staying in Lugano,…
Hey there. First of all welcome to EF. Second - you'd really need to fill us in some more details... What about schools / kids / partner, etc? What are your expectations vs. where you live now? Big city life (e.g. New York) vs.…
Started by: dablue · 5.Dec.2014 · Business & entrepreneur
8 posts, 20:20 today
Official method of giving notice?
Apart from the method, the date is also important. 1 Day late may mean, for instance, an extension of one month. That is why registered post or a direct signature (with date) from the receiver of the notice helps to avoid disputes.
Started by: Geminder · 3.Sep.2015 · Employment
19 posts, 20:09 today
Rant about Swiss tenancy contracts
Only if the OP doesn't have a "Mindestmietdauer" (minimal rental period) which is what the original post sounds like. If this exists and it only ends in March 2016, OP is screwed. If not and the landlord just says (without contractual…
Started by: Doodlebug · 4.Sep.2015 · Complaints corner
4 posts, 19:44 today
RC OnRoad Race Tracks/Clubs in Switzerland?
Started by: jcompleto · 4.Sep.2015 · Other/general
8 posts, 19:09 today
Seeking the advice of english speaking parents
Thank you so much to everyone for all of the helpful information. Our plan is to stay at least 3 years so our preference is the state school system. We will probably travel to Zurich over the next 3 weeks for a recce. Have heards good…
Started by: Frodeno · 2.Sep.2015 · Education
11 posts, 19:07 today
Bringing car from UK On B permit
It has always surprised me, more people do not think about it, especially when they know they will be coming to Switzerland more than 6 months in advance. Here is a useful thread on how to import UK car to Switzerland Something else…
Started by: eugene1 · 3.Sep.2015 · Transportation/driving
20 posts, 19:05 today
Trekking in the Alps
That is the Pas de Chèvres, which is a more difficult variant on the standard route. It can be easily avoided by going over the Col de Riedmatten, which is right next to it. The Col de Riedmatten is steep on the Cabane des Dix side…
Started by: Arsalaan · 25.Jun.2015 · Travel/day trips/free time
36 posts, 18:50 today
Moving to Switzerland without a job?
Yes but that's the point, you will not! Unregistered foreign nationals in Switzerland (from EU/EFTA at least) will be, for emergency treatment, accepted and treated as tourists / non-residents. In the vast majority of cases the costs…
Started by: smertani · 25.Aug.2015 · Daily life
8 posts, 18:40 today
Social events / hobbies in Zurich / St.…
Guys, since I started with my post here I get so many PM's and event invitations. I am soo happy ! Thank you !! :) I will take some time to organize and answer everyone but surely you will get a answer ! @ J. Marple Meanwhile, my…
Started by: Machama · 30.Aug.2015 · Daily life
27 posts, 18:12 today
Change UK plug of ipod dock... Health and Safety Executive, Electrical safety and you Ensure that damaged or faulty equipment is recognised, removed from use without delay and either: A. repaired by someone competent (ie with suitable…
Started by: Enohzee · 3.Sep.2015 · Daily life
99 posts, 17:50 today
TIS - This Is Switzerland
Us usual this is a foul und stupid comparison. PPP-adjusted it looks quite different: - aspirant-e : PPP$ 2560 gross, 30'700 p.a. - gendarme : PPP$ 3840 gross, 46'000 p.a. - inspecteur C : PPP$ 4034 gross, 48'384 p.a.
Started by: dodgyken · 12.Jun.2015 · Daily life
2 posts, 17:28 today
Serious accident on A2 with bus from England
Started by: ZuriRollt · 4.Sep.2015 · Swiss politics/news
16 posts, 17:23 today
Billag needed or not
Yes the answer window must have already been open whilst the merging had started. Apologies. A long time ago when I did have some contact with Billag, I only had the older of the 2 sets mentioned. Back then the analogue signal…
Started by: plumtree · 4.Sep.2015 · TV/internet/telephone
8 posts, 17:21 today
Puppies tossed over fence into Tierhiem…
Perhaps someone brought them over from abroad hoping to sell- and didn't so ditched them. Even on this Forum people are prepared to buy cheap from abroad without proper checks or provenance- so what hope is there...
Started by: meloncollie · 4.Sep.2015 · Pet corner
1 post, 17:12 today
Bad crash near Sempach, going northwards…
Started by: Sbrinz · 4.Sep.2015 · Daily life
4 posts, 16:32 today
Uk to Basel. Trying to learn German.
Started by: Setho · 28.Jun.2015 · Introductions
5 posts, 16:18 today
Applying for an extension period to tax…
Started by: selinadelvecchio · 4.Sep.2015 · Finance/banking/taxation
8 posts, 16:05 today
Tutoring English speaking children in Zurich-…
You could also contact Migros Klubschule they are always looking for English teachers and all different kind of levels. Furthermore, a lot of businesses are searching for English tutors since the Swiss speak English but not on a high level.
Started by: DLS · 29.Aug.2015 · Education
5 posts, 15:46 today
Lidl revamping 102 Swiss stores
Started by: Medea Fleecestealer · 4.Sep.2015 · Food and drink
13 posts, 15:43 today
Cheddar cheese
Good cheeses, agreed, but to add cheesiness to Mexican food? :eek: It would be like ordering a fine old malt whisky, then topping up the glass with Coke! Use something much cheaper. Cathedral City is absolutely fine for this sort of…
Started by: Eldi · 4.Sep.2015 · Food and drink
11 posts, 15:15 today
Looking for coconut flour
I've tried "Amanprana" products but wasn't happy either with the quality nor with the guy behind the business. I prefer Dr. Goerg's quality and philosophy If anybody would like - I've ordered too much coconut oil, which has far more uses…
Started by: cherryberrie · 25.Aug.2015 · Food and drink
15 posts, 15:13 today
Fit Made Fitness Studios is a hoax!
Correct me if I'm wrong but I thought according to Swiss law, a cancellation that is late isn't invalid but rather is only postponed to the next possible date. Hence, your cancellation for 2013 should be valid for 2014. I could be wrong…
Started by: Joacim · 4.Jan.2015 · Complaints corner
8 posts, 15:07 today
Gym in Basel - Free Weights / Powerlifting
There are a lot of Cross fit gyms in Basel though. So free weights and rack should be at your service though. The only negative points to that: really expensive. But if you are not taking the group classes maybe you could negotiate…
Started by: djlewis · 17.Aug.2015 · Sports / Fitness / Beauty / Wellness
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