Hey there NZSwiss
I have been here nearly a year now, and as much as I miss my family and friends and L & P and NZ butter
I love it here.
I live in a very small village at the ends of the earth called Diesbach, so compared to living in Auckland its very different...more cows than people hehe.
I moved over to be with my man, after us doing the whole long distance thing for a year and a half. I came over for the first time for 2 months in 2010 then he came to Auckland for a month and then we decided to live in Switzerland. I have a British Passport so thats a plus for me.
Once we had decided for me to come to Switzerland I gave my man a set date that I would be there, as otherwise its not fair on the relationship if there was no end date. Thank goodness for Skype.
I personally have found learning German whilst here in Switzerland much easier than learning it for 2 hours a week at a night course. Still blimmin challenging....I mean who was crazy enough to decide that every thing should be male, female or netural
Some days you have the blues.............and some days you have enough of hearing a foreign language.......but as long as you have a good supportive partner those days are few and far between.
We went back to NZ for Christmas, which was nice and I am heading back there in 2 weeks for my parents 40th anniversary party which I am super excited about.
This winter just been was my first winter with snow and tempertures below 0 so that was a first for me......and learning to walk/skate across ice without injuring myself (which I was successful at).
Hope the weather isn't too icky in Auckland and that soon you will make it back to the land of cows and chocolate.