Thank you to the administrators of this site, it has been of much value to me but I have not given back.. so now is the time to take part and contribute.
I'd also like to single out a poster on these forums, Richard
, for all his great information with regards to Business/Freelancers in Switzerland.
My given name is Scott but I am happy to go by the handle CheesyKiwi. Because I am a kiwi and have a Swiss wife. My kinder are certainly CheesyKiwi's by birth.
We are currently in New Zealand, Wellington, but will be moving to Basel next year for a long stay. The apartment search has already started with the grateful assistance of my wifes parents.
Professionally I am an IT Consultant with IBM but when it comes down to it I can do a little bit of everything yet a specialist of nothing. That is much the way it is for most professionals in little New Zealand (4 million people).
My native tongue is English and I try to learn German.. I am treating it like a life long undertaking.
I look forward to meeting you in this web community. I know that there will be some curly questions and even curlier answers coming from me. For instance my wife and I are married, but we have kept our surnames before marriage but our children have a surname made from parts of our surnames. By the reaction of the Swiss Ambassador in New Zealand, when he heard of this, we are going to be rubbing the Swiss bureaucracy the wrong way!
Scott aka CheesyKiwi