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Old 11.05.2016, 19:34
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Re: OK now tell me, what do you miss the most

Well a good pizza you can find. Indian food is generally a disaster and bloody crazy prices.
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of your home country....

I MISS mexican food (yes i know you can get some here as well, but at an outragous price) some take out food, a very good frozen margarita OMG how do
i miss that....

I miss just food period, like some good indian food. I know i can get that here
as well, but i would have to go to a restaurant, then i would get a tiny plate at
an very expensive price LOL. Gee i just realized, it is expenisve here LMAO LMAO

there is plenty more, but can you tell that i am craving a good margarita right now? LOL LOL
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Old 11.05.2016, 20:33
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Re: What do you really miss the most?

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Gave you a thanks but you deserve bright red -5 rep for reminding me. Yet another spring gone by without any.
Yorkshire, Sussex, Bucks, Northamptonshire...
and Switzerland? Not a glimpse of that wonderful blue mist in a clearing in the woods.


The woods near my Nana in Derbyshire have a plentiful carpet of them too.


Sigh...
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Old 12.05.2016, 02:31
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If you ever locate them in CH, then please let me know! (following googled - not me, but could be on the day I finally find a source here after all the years of dreaming and withdrawal )

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I was in Loblaws this afternoon... 5 different kinds of Cheesies, including the President's Choice budget ones. I am enjoying a large bag of the proper ones in your honor right now.
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Old 12.05.2016, 10:42
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I was in Loblaws this afternoon... 5 different kinds of Cheesies, including the President's Choice budget ones. I am enjoying a large bag of the proper ones in your honor right now.
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Old 12.05.2016, 12:51
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Re: What do you really miss the most?

I miss mostly the times when being 16-19 and 20-23 years old. And sometimes I miss the concept of having places to go on wider area than 250 meters in radius.
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Old 12.05.2016, 14:57
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being 20mins drive from the sea
Alas, this weekend we'll be a 2 minute walk from the sea.

But we'll probably spend more time doing yard work than at the sea.

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Old 12.05.2016, 17:06
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Re: What do you really miss the most?

happy friendly people who greet you randomly in cafes...
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Re: What do you really miss the most?

Driving to my local Tesco Extra at 9pm, doing the shopping for the whole week in one place, for less than GBP 80, then being home and unpacked within the hour.
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Old 14.05.2016, 00:09
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Re: What do you really miss the most?

On cool, rainy evenings like these, our thoughts drift to the rising of the sternpillars, golden and twinkling in the pale light of the suns. We'd cover our heads with smooth, dried duck pelts and run out into the garden, dancing for joy amongst the jollbeans and mool as the glittering flakes splashed around us.

Afterwards, back to the hole for a cup of chorris and a snap of elq, huddled warmly in the trippes before retiring for the yearlong night. Long would we lie there, gazing through the ceiling at the wheeling gneus before drifting, heavily, into gaseous oblivion.

We'd wake with the turning of the new season, refreshed, but shorter, and greet the suns with our neareyes turned loud. It would be many meres before the sternpillars would rise again, but we didn't care - for we had myre and, most importantly of all, we had each other.

Here is nice, but sometimes... it was a long time ago. Best to forget. Here there is air and earth and snow. It's better here, really. Much better.
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Old 14.05.2016, 00:16
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The woods near my Nana in Derbyshire have a plentiful carpet of them too.


Sigh...
The woods near our place in Belgium had fabulous carpets of bluebells too which always reminded me of my childhood walks through the bluebell woods in Yorkshire.

Bluebells are sadly lacking in Switzerland.
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Old 14.05.2016, 00:51
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On cool, rainy evenings like these, our thoughts drift to the rising of the sternpillars, golden and twinkling in the pale light of the suns. We'd cover our heads with smooth, dried duck pelts and run out into the garden, dancing for joy amongst the jollbeans and mool as the glittering flakes splashed around us.

Afterwards, back to the hole for a cup of chorris and a snap of elq, huddled warmly in the trippes before retiring for the yearlong night. Long would we lie there, gazing through the ceiling at the wheeling gneus before drifting, heavily, into gaseous oblivion.

We'd wake with the turning of the new season, refreshed, but shorter, and greet the suns with our neareyes turned loud. It would be many meres before the sternpillars would rise again, but we didn't care - for we had myre and, most importantly of all, we had each other.

Here is nice, but sometimes... it was a long time ago. Best to forget. Here there is air and earth and snow. It's better here, really. Much better.
'Twas brillig and the slythy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wake.


Mr Breakfast, you do have a touch of the Carrolls in you at times!
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Old 14.05.2016, 00:58
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Mr Breakfast, you do have a touch of the Carrolls in you at times!
Only at Christmas.
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Old 14.05.2016, 23:30
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Only at Christmas.


Write it, I'll buy it.


And I should have put "Gyre and gimble in the wabe". Bloody auto correct not recognising nonsense words...
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Re: What do you really miss the most?

Convenience- things being open 24/&7, including Sundays
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Old 25.05.2016, 11:32
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Convenience- things being open 24/&7, including Sundays
I HATE that! I hate shopping and it is such a relief to know they are closed at least for a few precious hours...
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Old 25.05.2016, 11:45
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Re: What do you really miss the most?

From England - not that much really, just convenience of actually being able to go to the supermarket after work i guess.
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Old 25.05.2016, 13:20
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From England - not that much really, just convenience of actually being able to go to the supermarket after work i guess.
Can't you do that in Basel? Many /most of our Zürich Migros and Coops are open 'til about 21:00 every weekday.
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Old 25.05.2016, 14:08
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Re: What do you really miss the most?

Toronto. Plain and simple.

Friends and family.

Having the benefits of living in a large city... and then taking the ferry over to the island to lounge on a sandy beach away from it all.

The food. Any type of food you want. Pretty much anytime of the day. And being able to go grocery shopping at 2am and have the whole place to yourself.

The coffee... oh the coffee.

Sausage McMuffins.

In no particular order.
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Old 25.05.2016, 14:13
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Can't you do that in Basel? Many /most of our Zürich Migros and Coops are open 'til about 21:00 every weekday.
Shop opening hours are canton dependant. Here they are open until 19.00 on weekdays (20.00 on Thursdays) and 18.00 at weekends. Over the border in Bern they are open until 20.00 on weekdays and 17.00 at weekends.
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Old 25.05.2016, 14:55
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Re: What do you really miss the most?

Being able to recreate without the endless rules, regulations, certificates, licenses and general restrictions which suck the fun and spontaneity out of a passion or hobby.

ex: fishing, boating, flying, woodworking, DIY.
(Not to mention the rules change 10km north of here and then again 5km east.)

Also, access to wilderness areas where one can travel for days without seeing another soul.

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