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Old 05.12.2011, 11:44
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Re: Swiss Christmas

Does that mean when I sunbake in the snow naked...I can charge for that? Gee, that would be handy. Money is my preferred Christmas gift.
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Does that mean when I sunbake in the snow naked...I can charge for that? Gee, that would be handy. Money is my preferred Christmas gift.
You can charge sure......... but the question is:

"Would we pay?"
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Old 05.12.2011, 14:03
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4. It's difficult to rack up a crew for some backyard cricket.

No necessarily. I have fond memories of Christmas Day car park cricket on Bierhübeliweg, Bern with some like-minded fellows. Got some mighty odd looks from the locals, mind.
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You can charge sure......... but the question is:

"Would we pay?"
I think we need a few photos before we can make a critical call on that one.......
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Yummm, I love roasting a young goat!

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I never understood that, celebrating on the 24th, but each to their own
You celebrate in the evening of 24th "en famille" and have the presents given. Christmas music (records/CDs) is played and later on Christmas biscuits are enjoyed. A good dinner is appreciated. But it is a rather "private" matter. On 25th and 26th you go on visit to relatives, meet other people.

And let's not forget that for the children, it is the Chrischtchindli (Christ-Child) who brings round the presents. Customs en-famille may continue long after children realize realities. Dad went with my brother and me to a very nice acquaintance, an old lady we had known right from the beginning, on mid/late afternoon of 24th so that Mum could prepare the tree and everything for the evening. As the lady had her home (she had cared for an old man in the house who finally, in 56, died at age 99) near the "Sukkulenten-Sammlung" (exhibition of various sorts of cactus) we usually first went there and then over to her for cake etc. Later on the lady moved to Oerlikon, but I in 73 had started to work at the airport and so in the 70ies and in the early 80ies always visited her on my way home in later afternoon of 24th Dec, bringing her some presents and getting some tins of pineapple, she always got from a polite but a bit dull nephew who never took note of her (elderly-people) diabetes and her dislike for pineapples ! I deeply regretted when she finally "departed" somewhere in the late 1980ies aged about 88

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