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63 posts, 11:46 today
September's "I Am #$%$ing Fuming" thread
Fully agree, this list sound so super random, i'm pretty sure, the activities where selected by kids for kids. But maybe there are more info's available? The only sexist thing would be, if the girls/boys are only allowed to join the…
Started by: FunnyBone · 12.Sep.2019 · Daily life
55 posts, 11:40 today
Pay rise request went wrong
I don’t see her as a victim at all and never said she was.. She is advocating for herself . We all know that woman make less than their male counterparts, sometimes by 30%. She made her point. The boss is allowed to agree or…
Started by: GAizzie · 14.Sep.2019 · Employment
5 posts, 11:27 today
Zug, Mom to be !
Started by: dennis · 15.Sep.2019 · Family matters/health
22 posts, 11:23 today
More than what I bargained for! Swiss women,…
Oyez oyez gentes dames, Si vous voyez un gentilhomme écossais en kilt qui court dans la rue en yodellant, croissants en main, arrêtez-vous.. c'est le prince charmant que vous attendez !! fixed that for you
Started by: McTAVGE · 13.Sep.2019 · Daily life
24 posts, 10:53 today
Orthodontic Treatment in Germany
I'm not entirely sure our insurance will cover any of it, considering we had to get a risk assessment to get dental insurance, and I think they saw that he will obviously need braces and rejected us for it (his teeth are otherwise…
Started by: amybum · 31.Oct.2017 · Family matters/health
1 post, 10:22 today
FUNNY LAUNDRY with Al Lubel usa + Naomi…
Started by: The Laundry Man · 16.Sep.2019 · Commercial events
12 posts, 09:14 today
Train or Car to Italy?
If you go that way (Fluelapass), I can recommend the tunnel to Livigno (munt la schera to lago di livigno). About 10 years ago when I drove through it, it looked like going into a mine. Only single car width, rough cut (no concrete…
Started by: StillSunny · 14.Sep.2019 · Travel/day trips/free time
68 posts, 08:54 today
The September Attitude of Gratitude
Today I am mainly being greatful for having being been taught - to brush my teethes - to tie my shoes laces - to pack a spong bag with my teethes brush and pasta and the soap - to give Glory to the Eternal Motherland - to be passiv…
Started by: MusicChick · 7.Sep.2019 · Daily life
2 posts, 04:50 today
Hirzel Flag
Started by: bmhertzler · 16.Sep.2019 · Daily life
21 posts, 01:11 today
Beautiful Switzerland
For people who love to hike, there is a beautiful place but slightly difficult trail.. its called the 5 lake hike..but I assure you that it would be well worth the efforts.. its absolutely picturesque and…
Started by: Kindness · 13.Aug.2019 · Introductions
7 posts, 21:20 yesterday
Compensation for delayed luggage
Normally you buy what you need for a day or so, often you get 50% back on clothing and the full amount on toiletries. Could depend as well on the airline, this is my experience with Star Alliance.Did they give you an overnight bag?
Started by: kafischnaps · 15.Sep.2019 · Insurance
10 posts, 21:15 yesterday
Process for buying a secondhand leased car
Actually, we sort of did it one time this way, but we got physical possession of the car, signed copies of the grey card and his Swiss ID, and a bill of sale. He then went and paid it off, cancelled they grey card, which we received…
Started by: GenevaSculler · 13.Sep.2019 · Transportation/driving
5 posts, 20:31 yesterday
Question about pillar 2 contributions -…
Started by: Carolyn7 · 15.Sep.2019 · Finance/banking/taxation
25 posts, 18:47 yesterday
Keith10 the Irish handyman
Thanks for the heads up and sorry to hear about your predicament! I have his mobile no & email as we were thinking of using him to do some work for us. I will send this to you via PM so hopefully he'll do the honourable thing...
Started by: tralala1 · 15.Apr.2018 · Daily life
15 posts, 17:32 yesterday
Medical malpractice. What can I do?
What are you going to sue for? People sue in the US because of the poor medical/accident coverage available there and suing the doctor/hospital is the easiest way of getting your costs covered. That's not necessary here (or in most other…
Started by: GreenS · 14.Sep.2019 · Family matters/health
13 posts, 17:27 yesterday
Advice on where to eat out in Lausanne for…
Montreux lake-side for sure! as Today mentioned. It's stunning. In Lausanne there's https://eat-me.ch/ It's a journey around the world where they offer dishes from many countries in small portions, so guests may taste different…
Started by: McTAVGE · 14.Sep.2019 · Entertainment & dining
112 posts, 16:10 yesterday
Strange thing found in a can of tomatoes
I'd agree if I was serving to adults that are friends of ours, it's probably no big deal and any of us probably would have detected it while eating and placed to the side of the dish. However, I wouldn't dare to serve it to guests I…
Started by: Alinelo · 4.Sep.2019 · Complaints corner
16 posts, 14:47 yesterday
Change of ownership and other hidden costs
Yes. Written communication. There might be even a discount if you do it by mail. At least there is one in our canton https://stva.zh.ch/inter... On the other hand, there is hardly any waiting time at the StVA/SAN, it certainly is not…
Started by: LanaDrahperus · 10.Sep.2019 · Transportation/driving
32 posts, 12:13 yesterday
Childless wedding reception
As one side of our families would have to travel, flights accommodation etc. Mine was a late age wedding, we skipped both younger generations. Think youngest approx 40 and oldest couple 80+ Those that travelled had a very good…
Started by: Dougal's Breakfast · 14.Sep.2019 · Daily life
49 posts, 11:57 yesterday
Searching for musicians in Zurich
Hi I am an American woman.Living in Basel I play folk guitar badly, and sing well. I am currently singing in a classical ensemble. And I sing with a old hobby Swiss rock group...a mix of material, which tends to focus on the guitar…
Started by: Bernardardo · 16.Jan.2010 · Other/general
5 posts, 10:54 yesterday
Babysitting Services in Switzerland? (Current…
Started by: Dbibeau · 14.Sep.2019 · Other/general
23 posts, 10:53 yesterday
As requested, if a bit late - wedding photos
That was the intent. Our first choice of venue was a big fancy castle not far from where we live... but a traditional, formal celebration felt wrong to both of us. The end venue of choice even had a ropes park where I spent part of the…
Started by: Corbets · 14.Sep.2019 · Daily life
1 post, 23:35 14.Sep.2019
Looking for short term apartment/room in…
Started by: Troublawesome · 14.Sep.2019 · Property wanted
7 posts, 22:35 14.Sep.2019
Freelance remote Software Engineer rate
As always does it depend on the exact skillset and experience but roughly put: I have been in the IT service industry for quite some time and if I was to hire somebody today: - if you are based in CH, speak the local language and there…
Started by: softengrem · 11.Sep.2019 · Employment
29 posts, 20:16 14.Sep.2019
230v to 110v adapter
Yea dude, I got it in the first place, you made your point: I shouldn't handle stuff I have no clue about, while you on the other hand being an electrical engineer and all found the thing's specs in 10 seconds. Go you! Now can we move…
Started by: jmf · 13.Sep.2019 · TV/internet/telephone
2 posts, 19:58 14.Sep.2019
Charles Schwab does not allow to buy U.S.…
Started by: RoastedRhino · 14.Sep.2019 · Finance/banking/taxation
2 posts, 19:27 14.Sep.2019
USA appliances
Started by: inesgpb · 14.Sep.2019 · Leaving Switzerland
1 post, 17:28 14.Sep.2019
Cleaning company
Started by: inesgpb · 14.Sep.2019 · Daily life
2 posts, 15:25 14.Sep.2019
Lower Back Pain massage/treatment
Started by: catherinesarah · 14.Sep.2019 · Family matters/health
8 posts, 14:04 14.Sep.2019
Butterzopf withdrawal
I posted a recipe and needed to edit it. While attempting to doing it, the original text disappeared, so I'm just going to post the link to the recipe (apologies): https://www.naturesuisse... (French or German) Aldi USA does not have…
Started by: the worst witch · 13.Sep.2019 · Food and drink
3 posts, 13:32 14.Sep.2019
A Cambridger in Lausanne
Started by: MinasMonier · 14.Sep.2019 · Introductions
2 posts, 12:48 14.Sep.2019
Withdraw vesting account
Started by: Redesmere · 14.Sep.2019 · Leaving Switzerland
7 posts, 12:29 14.Sep.2019
How helpful is actually is having C1 German…
It depends what your job is and at what level in the hierarchy and what you have to produce as output. Do you interact with the public? > German Will you be working for a multinational and are your internal and external contacts…
Started by: sushimaster · 13.Sep.2019 · Daily life
128 posts, 11:40 14.Sep.2019
Microspot CHF15 off
Not as good a discount this time, but if you are ordering something on Microspot anyhow. CHF 10.- for spending CHF 150.- or more Code good from 14.09 to 30.09.2019 CODE: MSP-HB10-A150-EGUW (letters are in caps) EDIT: if you are…
Started by: we_da_man · 4.Jul.2014 · TV/internet/telephone
2 posts, 11:37 14.Sep.2019
Wedding Hair and Makeup in Sierre?
Started by: Dbibeau · 14.Sep.2019 · Family matters/health
7 posts, 09:26 14.Sep.2019
Bringing wine with you over the border
Since we’re in Tuscany and planning on bringing some wine back, I looked up the limit on alcohol and it would seem to have gone up—5 litres of wine/beer a person and one litre of over 18% alcohol. https://www.ezv.admin.ch...
Started by: Heidi_Toronto · 13.Jul.2011 · Food and drink
3 posts, 07:53 14.Sep.2019
Drum lessons in Geneva
Started by: Karteekka · 13.Sep.2019 · Other/general
10 posts, 01:42 14.Sep.2019
Mixed difficulty level hiking suggestions,…
My family would understand if I was too wobbly to hike. So, perhaps you can change your family's expectations in view of your condition? (Or get a different family that does take such things into consideration? )
Started by: meloncollie · 12.Sep.2019 · Travel/day trips/free time
2 posts, 22:39 13.Sep.2019
Bonjour/Hello!
Started by: MCorbeau · 13.Sep.2019 · Introductions
2 posts, 22:32 13.Sep.2019
Support of partner / alimony to common children
Started by: PackElend · 1.Aug.2019 · Finance/banking/taxation
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