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Old 30.08.2007, 11:47
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I thought that I would start a thread on items that you have brought from your home country (excluding food) which makes life more comfortable.

For me from the UK it is:-

The sky tv digibox
Internet telephone with UK number
Slow cooker

Over to you.
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Old 30.08.2007, 12:06
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Prelighted 6 ft Christmas Tree, Advil PM, and Zantac 150 from U.S.

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Old 30.08.2007, 12:09
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Prelighted 6 ft Christmas Tree
This is the land of christmas trees - real ones, and they're cheap .

For me, one large, fast motorbike.

Oh, and Sky.
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Old 30.08.2007, 12:09
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Four bicycles - one each for the wife and I for the trail and for the road. Couldn't be without them.
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Old 30.08.2007, 12:11
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With a thrifty Swiss German partner and one who does not like needle mess this tree was a must
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Old 30.08.2007, 12:15
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With a thrifty Swiss German partner and one who does not like needle mess this tree was a must
I brought my Christmas tree and decs over too...more for sentimental reasons than anything else. Other things:

1. Hundreds of pictures of my family
2. My books
3. My laptop full of music
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Old 30.08.2007, 12:16
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XBox 360, Mac G3 and Robinsons squash
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Old 30.08.2007, 12:20
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Ah, sounds like my mom who lives in Oregon. People spend hundreds of dollars to have Oregon fir trees shipped across the country and we have a fake try. I feel offended everytime I come home for the holidays and see that thing.

Anyhoo,
-my high quality knives
-Advil
-Airborn
-a variety of hot sauces



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Old 30.08.2007, 12:25
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books & books & oh, more books.

tend to pick non-essential essentials (Branston Pickle etc) when I pass through every month.
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Old 30.08.2007, 12:35
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Yorkshire tea
Marmite
Robinson Squash
Mustard
Books


What do I wish I hadn't brought over
The Car
all out crockery.
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Old 30.08.2007, 12:36
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Let see, I've brought over

1. A Small Rice Cooker
2. a couple of UK 3-pin plugs + 4 gang power outlet extension cord
3. Mortar & Pestle for Som Tam

my next on the list
1. A proper stuffed with Kapok pillow! I really need them.
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Old 30.08.2007, 12:44
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The wife !
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The wife !
The dogs !!!
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Old 30.08.2007, 13:18
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Re: What have you brought with you from your home country to make life in CH more com

Surprised this one hasn't come up yet:

A sense of humour...
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Old 30.08.2007, 13:26
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Surprised this one hasn't come up yet:

A sense of humour...
One of the most essential items
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Old 30.08.2007, 13:29
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Re: What have you brought with you from your home country to make life in CH more com

Shoes that fit
Clothes that fit
I'll be picking up more on my next trip back to blighty too.

Music CDs
iTunes collection archived from previous work PC
Bike
Hi Fi

Things I've brought over and never used
Coffe Machine (Excellent one at work)
Freeview Box
Iron (Trips my fuses)
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A LOT of African artwork such that my living room now looks like a museum exhibition.

Also my national flag and that quintessential "bokke" rugby jersey .
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Old 30.08.2007, 13:40
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my favorite pair of jeans and my ipod from the US
a stack of comic books from Belgium
and apparently the dreary weather from there too , a prerequisite for an afternoon of comic book reading, though
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Re: What have you brought with you from your home country to make life in CH more com

Marmite, books, more marmite and more books
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Old 30.08.2007, 14:35
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Blend 37 coffee. Made by a Swiss firm, but unavailable in CH.
As with Polorise - lots of books (nearly 300, I think).
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