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Old 24.08.2011, 21:20
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The groan is for batting a relative newbie to the forum, who's trying to contribute something useful to the thread rather than drivel btw!

I see you've been looking up your limits.. good for you.. perhaps you should check again. You can also bring in 2kg of live snails..

http://www.ezv.admin.ch/zollinfo_pri...x.html?lang=en
Oh poo....i have 1kg of snails too many in my boot!

Am i being a moron (again?) - its 500g fresh meat, no?
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Well, now you are being more balanced and polite, we can talk seriously.

Because when i came here eight years ago, the people i talked to were "little englanders" who told us that it was terrible here, you can't get proper tea, bread, cheese, orange squash, bleach....

And because of that, we spent a year wandering around shops seeing what they DON'T have, not seeing that in fact, you can find alternatives and once you stop looking for whats missing, that you see .... whether it be Bern, Boston or Bogata, what IS there. And in my opinion, the transition to a country becomes more rich, more rewarding and everybody becomes less homesick once you start to do that.

So i apologise if my methods irritated you, but i thought that typing the serious version above might make me sound like a pompous tw@t, so i thought I'd sow the seed with something slightly more lighthearted.

Next time though....I will write "Robinsons Marmalade" and i'll move onto the next thing, ok?
I would have wrote Robinsons Marmalade, answering the question then the remainder of the paragraph above.

It didnt come across as light hearted it came across as a know it all expat.. Sorry that's the way I saw it. Hence the snipe.

Apologies for any offense, I'm also trigger happy with the "locals" on EF sniping at newbies who are trying to join in with this community.
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Oh poo....i have 1kg of snails too many in my boot!

Am i being a moron (again?) - its 500g fresh meat, no?
You are right but I read 3.5kg of Sausage and processed meats
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Old 24.08.2011, 21:34
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You are right but I read 3.5kg of Sausage and processed meats
Ok, well, to summarise

1. One can bring more snails than fillet steak from Scotland if you wish
2. I will take my groan and feedback like a man
3. I will not worry about my pomposity if pre-fixed by a popular confiture recommendation
4. I will be nicer to relative newbies.

And i swear i don't give enough of a cr@p to delve into the detail of whether streaky bacon (unsmoked as i prefer) comes under the category of fresh meat as defined by the swiss tax authorities

Ok?

*lights a cigarette*

Now, lets not fight anymore, ok?

OP - bring McEwans. Swiss beer is rubbish
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Old 24.08.2011, 21:37
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Cheshire Cheese ... even GG* doesn't seem to sell it ...

(*grumpy grapefruit .. supplier of British cheeses extraordinaire)
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