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27.03.2011 13:49

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Sundays are nice to have a walk in town. I like when it's all calm and quiet.

Nice time to take some pictures or sit near the lake or in a park if you live in town.

Nice time to have a picnic too

Sky 27.03.2011 16:38

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Spot on Bertrand

I love to be out there in the really early morning on a Sunday, by the lake. There are just the swans and the ducks and the lake is like a mirror. It's so peaceful.

Sundays are lovely, it's nice just to rest and do nothing for a few hours. :)

27.03.2011 16:43

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When I lived in Spain, the typical thing to do was to go to a restaurant with your extended family - possibly a table of 15 to 20 people - and relax and chat and eat for 5 or 6 hours. I'm really quite shocked that restaurants are closed here on a Sunday. They aren't in much of Spain, and Spain is hardly the most industrious country in Europe. I'd love to laze away on a terrace of a restaurant here, of a Sunday.

Sada 27.03.2011 16:47

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Yep, I wished we were all farmers again and had time for this kinda family thing on a Sunday! :)


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Originally Posted by economisto (Post 1149333)
- possibly a table of 15 to 20 people - and relax and chat and eat for 5 or 6 hours -


27.03.2011 16:50

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Originally Posted by Sada (Post 1149334)
Yep, I wished we were all farmers again and had time for this kinda family thing on a Sunday! :)

Why, what else is there to do? For me, weekends are for shopping and catching up on chores (Saturday) and for eating, relaxing and family (Sunday). I think it's sort of nice that the shops and post offices etc are closed on Sunday, bit IMO the hospitality industry should be an exception - they're for when we're off work - they could close Monday to Friday, Sunday should be a big day for them!

MusicChick 27.03.2011 16:50

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Originally Posted by english_girl (Post 1149122)
i've been here 8 months haha and i still havn't cured my shopping addiction aha :)
and yeah i do suppose it should be a family day, but not having children of my own, shopping is the next thing todo ahah :)

I think I dreamed of days that had no agenda. I used overpack days with activities, music, training, corrections, cramming that I was running around like a mad person. It is nice to be stimulated, but nice to enjoy the peace and zero program.

If you feel lonely or there aren't any places you know off that you would like to see on your own, just post an event, see if people turn up. It's ok if nobody does, keep doing it, sooner or later it will happen. Organizing your own event is fab, you can choose whatever suits your fancy and people from here who show up are fantastic.

So, if you are bored staring into a tour guide or sitting online, just figure some nice activity you would enjoy doing with a few like minded people, and post a meet up plan. I love meeting up people on Sunday, when most people don't have to work, things are inspirational. Don't exclude locals, the best events we ever had were a nice mix of people, ages, nationalities...

27.03.2011 17:59

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Originally Posted by Sky (Post 1149327)
There are just the swans and the ducks and the lake is like a mirror.

and in Geneva, we've got the Water Jet, it adds a little thing to the panorama :D

araqyl 27.03.2011 18:21

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Just took two of my kids for a trip to the top of Felsenegg & back down ... nice time!

Mud 27.03.2011 18:23

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I had croissants and coffee and then took a walk by the lake with two mods today :eek:.

Sky 27.03.2011 18:26

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Originally Posted by Mud (Post 1149398)
I had croissants and coffee and then took a walk by the lake with two mods today :eek:.

wow... daunting :msngrin:

27.03.2011 18:30

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Originally Posted by Mud (Post 1149398)
I had croissants and coffee and then took a walk by the lake with two mods today :eek:.

There's a lake in Basel :confused: Or you got one to travel...hmm

Mud 27.03.2011 18:31

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Originally Posted by Sky (Post 1149400)
wow... daunting :msngrin:

I guess, they put on sunglasses and made me look at a magic electric pen afterward so I don't really know what went on... :msntongue:

st2lemans 27.03.2011 18:32

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I slept until 12 (13, actually, as I hadn't changed the clocks yet), then spent three hours working on my motorcycles (would have gone for a ride, but it's raining and while I do ride in the rain, I try to avoid it).

I LOVE Sundays!

Tom

MusicChick 27.03.2011 18:32

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Originally Posted by Mud (Post 1149398)
I had croissants and coffee and then took a walk by the lake with two mods today :eek:.

http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...wCYwoH48hk08GQ

MusicChick 27.03.2011 18:34

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Originally Posted by economisto (Post 1149406)
There's a lake in Basel :confused: Or you got one to travel...hmm

Just come over next weekend, it really does take more than one mod to......help.........aauuhdlksfpepfd[q

nic80 27.03.2011 18:34

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Don't worry, its heading into the busier Spring and Summer months in Switzerland :) Keep a look out in your local press and on signs around the towns, there are often festivals, concerts, markets or fairs on.

For example this weekend we spent Saturday afternoon drinking in the sun at the Cully Jazz festival (it was on today too) and today we spent our day sleeping in, having a late breakfast, walking to Ouchy, checking out the expensive shiny things at the Ouchy Bellerive Brocante on this weekend and having coffee with friends.

The museums are usually open, you could catch a train to a random place for a festival (Geneva has a chocolate festival on next weekend) or have some friends around for drinks. There is always something to do (even if that something is reading a book and having a nap ;))

I used to hate Sundays here. I've learned to love them and now throughly enjoy having a forced day off :D

Mud 27.03.2011 18:34

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Originally Posted by MusicChick (Post 1149411)

D'oh! That's right, I forgot to do my amazing card trick for Mod #2!

Guest 27.03.2011 18:38

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Is this something to do with the modern mind-set?

That it's very difficult for people to feel satisfied unless something is going on, or they're able to purchase non essentials from shops, or some assault on the senses is occurring, is, I think, a shame.

When I was a lad growing up in the UK, there was nothing happening on Sundays, at all. I remember at the time loathing it on occasion. Not to preach you understand, but I think it's essential that there are days, times, when things are *not* happening, and that you have to mentally fend for yourself.

I personally think it's great that over here it's the same.

Shopping 24/7/365 is an utterly dreadful idea. I know one of our days off a weekend is shop-free, but lordy, do it on a Saturday if you must! I know it's inconvenient, but really what does one *need* to have on a Sunday?

This isn't a pop at anyone at all (honest), my point of view rather is that a bit of peace, if it has to be enforced (and remember the service industry people actually have a semblance of a weekend with Sunday off) then all the better.

Too much pace, not enough loafing for my liking.

On that bombshell, I'm going to sit outside on the balcony for a moment and have a little think, walked for bleeding miles today and it's well earned I reckon.

Capacitrix 27.03.2011 18:39

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Originally Posted by economisto (Post 1149336)
I think it's sort of nice that the shops and post offices etc are closed on Sunday, bit IMO the hospitality industry should be an exception - they're for when we're off work - they could close Monday to Friday, Sunday should be a big day for them!

Many of the restaurants around here, especially the tourist friendly (-ier) ones, such as those along the Reuss, are open on Sundays. Some restaurants are only closed on Mondays, others are closed on Sundays and Mondays, but these become rarer and rarer as the owners realize there's money to be made by being open on Sundays.

Of the three restaurants in this village, one is open every Sunday, one is open on the 1st and 8th of May (plus other special Sundays) and the other one doesn't have a website. :) The first four years we lived here we couldn't even get gipfeli on a Sunday morning. Now we can get Swiss-style Sunday brunch.

Many of the restaurants which cater to walkers on the walking paths, especially those in the mountains, tend to be open on Sundays, but only during the time of the year when they expect tourists.

27.03.2011 18:45

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Originally Posted by nic80 (Post 1149414)
you could catch a train to a random place for a festival (Geneva has a chocolate festival on next weekend)

and an hot air balloons show the following week-end..... :D


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