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Wollishofener 25.04.2011 23:43

Re: Sundays
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by st2lemans (Post 1178215)
Come to Ticino, basically all restaurants are open on Sunday (but closed on Monday or Tuesday)

Of course, you will need to forget this german nonsense and learn a REAL language (i.e. ITALIAN).

Tom

Just as a lot of restaurants in Zürich, like
www.bauschaenzli.ch
www.restaurantbuergli.ch
www.by-khalid.ch
www.libanesisch.ch
www.churrasco.ch
www.zeughauskeller.ch
www.commercio.ch
www.ziegelohlac.ch

and many more. Quite many of the smaller places do not have a WEBsite of course. The choice of restaurants open at Sunday noon in Zurich is considerable. And the choice on Sunday evening rather better.

cannnuck 25.04.2011 23:56

Re: Sundays
 
hey english girl,

you should make some friends, and go party on saturdays, then u can sleep till noon on sunday. ;) after that grab your bike, und go somewhere, with your friends. thats what i do, got a a whole group of us dong that.


have fun

Britters2000 27.04.2011 09:35

Re: Sundays
 
I wish I could mow the lawn!! Been here nearly 30 years and it still frustrates me...... !!!:mad:

i-b-deborah 27.04.2011 09:55

Re: Sundays
 
Go for it. I'm pretty sure it's Wednesday.... but don't quote me on that.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Britters2000 (Post 1179092)
I wish I could mow the lawn!! Been here nearly 30 years and it still frustrates me...... !!!:mad:


Wollishofener 27.04.2011 09:57

Re: Sundays
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Britters2000 (Post 1179092)
I wish I could mow the lawn!! Been here nearly 30 years and it still frustrates me...... !!!:mad:

working on your lawn on Sunday ? No problem if you purchase and use that noise-less tool here :
http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...4ThhXNGFD7o0Mg


or, as a nice alternative something like THIS



http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...S9tdolmbCfQ0lv:D

Britters2000 27.04.2011 10:52

Re: Sundays
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by i-b-deborah (Post 1179107)
Go for it. I'm pretty sure it's Wednesday.... but don't quote me on that.

Yep, very good, awake then??? Sorry I will rephrase - I wish I could mow my lawn on SUNDAY!!! :msncool:

Tom1234 27.04.2011 11:15

Re: Sundays
 
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Originally Posted by Britters2000 (Post 1179173)
Yep, very good, awake then??? Sorry I will rephrase - I wish I could mow my lawn on SUNDAY!!! :msncool:

It's not the mowing that's not allowed, it's the noise. Buy a quiet push-mower without a motor or engine and you'll be fine.

http://enviroletbuzz.com/archives/images/lawnmower.jpeg

Britters2000 27.04.2011 11:31

Re: Sundays
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Tom1234 (Post 1179213)
It's not the mowing that's not allowed, it's the noise. Buy a quiet push-mower without a motor or engine and you'll be fine.

http://enviroletbuzz.com/archives/images/lawnmower.jpeg

Yes, yes I know... but where I live even this would be very noisy! I'm very noise conscience... guess I've been here too long :msncrazy:

Tom1234 27.04.2011 11:46

Re: Sundays
 
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Originally Posted by Britters2000 (Post 1179233)
Yes, yes I know... but where I live even this would be very noisy! I'm very noise conscience... guess I've been here too long :msncrazy:

But the whole point is that it's not subjective. There is a noise value which you are not allowed to exceed (children playing excluded).

However, I take your point and although we have a push-mower, we don't use it on Sundays :)

adrianlondon 27.04.2011 11:55

Re: Sundays
 
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Originally Posted by Tom1234 (Post 1179254)
But the whole point is that it's not subjective. There is a noise value which you are not allowed to exceed (children playing excluded).

Then there's the solution. Give some kids a lawn mower to play with.

Londondolly 27.04.2011 18:47

Re: Sundays
 
I hate it that even supermarkets are closed on sundays..:msnsad:

27.04.2011 19:00

Re: Sundays
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Londondolly (Post 1179735)
I hate it that even supermarkets are closed on sundays..:msnsad:

I like it that even supermarkets are closed on Sundays! I like it that I can sit in the garden and the twerp next door can't cut his grass. Such peace cannot be found in Britain!

sammy-boy 27.04.2011 19:20

Re: Sundays
 
I love the rainy sundays, or the days at the lake.

Pancakes 27.04.2011 19:26

Re: Sundays
 
What I don't like about stores being closed on Sundays is that it apparently forces everyone to do their shopping on Saturdays, which results in ridiculously crowded stores. So yes, I can see how someone would need a day dedicated to nothing but relaxing after having to deal with all the shopping madness the day before. :msncrazy:
But more than anything, what I don't like about Sundays being a mandatory "quiet day" is that I am forced to abide by an old Christian law that, in my opinion, is no longer relevant or convenient to modern society in which it is no longer uncommon for both parents to work during the week and so the weekends are the only days that they can do their shopping and household chores.

TiMow 27.04.2011 19:29

Re: Sundays
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Londondolly (Post 1179735)
I hate it that even supermarkets are closed on sundays..:msnsad:

Why? .... there are 6 other days for that.

You can't beat the distant sound of a chugging mower and the smell of freshly cut grass, on a Sunday morning, as the groundsman gives the 22yds it's final trim before the afternoon match on the village green, where you can sit in the pub forecourt, across the road, watching and supping a nice ......

.... what?.....what? ...... bloody neighbours mowers just woken me up from my reminiscing.

27.04.2011 19:32

Re: Sundays
 
About 20 years ago you had a good arguing point, but today the large shops are all open at lunchtime and up to 8 or 9 pm once per week. Where I live, at 8 pm they are empty! And just what do you need to buy on Sunday anyway? There are other things to do in life than buy bits of pretty plastic, or are you from Singapore and in need of civilising?

27.04.2011 21:26

Re: Sundays
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Londondolly (Post 1179735)
I hate it that even supermarkets are closed on sundays..:msnsad:

And I hate it that I can't get a haircut on a Mondays. Oh wait a minute...

Quote:

Originally Posted by adrianlondon (Post 1179266)
Then there's the solution. Give some kids a lawn mower to play with.


Wollishofener 27.04.2011 21:27

Re: Sundays
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Londondolly (Post 1179735)
I hate it that even supermarkets are closed on sundays..:msnsad:

A) exactly supermarkets have outlets in rail-stations and airports which are open on Sunday ... Migros in ZRH-airport and Zch-HB and Zch-Enge, Coop in Zch-Stadelhofen and in Winterthur-HB, Coop-Pronto in ZRH-airport

A-2) Coop also is open on Sunday in Basel-SBB-rail-station with that rail-station also having some nice other shops also open on Sunday . And the same applies to Luzern-Hauptbahnhof and Bern-Hauptbahnhof

A-3) Sadly enough, the rail-stations of Geneva-Cornavin and of Lugano are not "with the pack" up to now. In case of the Cornavin-Paquis area of Geneva my impression over the past 20 years was that the area in regard to Sunday, for reasons unknown to me, has gone back, as there were more open shopping places there in, let's say, 1980 . The shopping zone at Cointrin is nice, but a rather narrow and crowded place, and might need some decent "upgrade".

B) but in case of supermarkets in general it is NOT "even" but "exactly" supermarkets, as the trades unions are vigourously defending what they perceive as the interests of the employees there. And in this are supported by the political rightwingers

GAILLARD 28.04.2011 14:36

France and Germany
 
You can do all the shopping you like in France and Germany, take the train and your visa Card, and off you go.

if you insist on Switzerland, Lausanne and Yverdon are your best choice. I know a supermarket that closes at 18.30 in Yverdon on Saturdays. What a pleasure. Lausanne abound with shopping malls open on Saturdays afternoon even Bern

I also remember Zurich some 15 eyars ago, evrything closed at 11.00 am on Saturday, 'till Monday.

monkeynut 28.04.2011 14:44

Re: France and Germany
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by GAILLARD (Post 1180549)
You can do all the shopping you like in France and Germany, take the train and your visa Card, and off you go.

if you insist on Switzerland, Lausanne and Yverdon are your best choice. I know a supermarket that closes at 18.30 in Yverdon on Saturdays. What a pleasure. Lausanne abound with shopping malls open on Saturdays afternoon even Bern

I also remember Zurich some 15 eyars ago, evrything closed at 11.00 am on Saturday, 'till Monday.

can you? i dont think so..


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