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Re: What do people do on a Sunday?

I normally like to sleep in, read a book, try out new recipes. This past Sunday I went to this museum with a friend, to look at some Japanese art, and really, really enjoyed it, followed by walk around the park and lunch (which turned into afternoon tea) here.

My OH is a freak for mountains and winter sports in general. While I'd rather sit in a coffee shop with a good book and I couldn't care less about the mountains, I realize that being outdoors is good for me (body and spirit), so sometimes for the peace of the household and for my own good I give in and we go hiking, or in the winter we go skiing or cross-country skiing. I refuse to go ice skating (which to me is one step below torture) but that is another option if you're into that.

I also really like going to pub quizzes (the pub in Wollishofen used to have theirs on Sunday afternoon/evening) and we usually meet on Sunday evening for our Zurich Book Club.

What else? I mean to check out this place for Sunday brunch, but haven't managed to yet. Plenty of stuff to do on Sunday, really.
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Old 15.10.2012, 18:32
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I hate to think what Swiss breakfast food might be like.
Actually, pretty much the same as in France or Italy.

Hell, when we do American-style breakfast, we do it for dinner!

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I normally like to sleep in, read a book, try out new recipes. This past Sunday I went to this museum with a friend, to look at some Japanese art, and really, really enjoyed it, followed by walk around the park and lunch (which turned into afternoon tea) here.
Thanks for the link to that museum. I studied Japanese art for a while in college and didn't know about that exhibit until I read your post. Now I really want to see that exhibit by that (controversial) artist, Tabaimo.
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Re: What do people do on a Sunday?

There is yet another unique museum that opens only on Sundays ( 1st and 3rd of each month in Sissach).

http://www.henkermuseum.ch/home.html

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How long have you been here?
Lol.

Long enough to know that I don't (usually) like Swiss food.

I agree that bircher-muesli (I know I didn't spell that right) isn't too bad, though. But I like it best in the warmer months, since it's served cold.
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There is yet another unique museum that opens only on Sundays ( 1st and 3rd of each month ).


http://www.henkermuseum.ch/home.html
Oh wow. That looks creepy.

Interesting...

But creepy.
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But yeah, sundays are quiet and boring enough in this country :-)
Only if your only idea of fun is shopping.

There are ways to enjoy yourself that don't involve making stockholders rich.
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Re: What do people do on a Sunday?

This just emphasises how depressingly serious the issue is...!

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Re: What do people do on a Sunday?

I wish I could say we wake up late, make love all morning and relax the rest of the day but with two young kids....

So we wake up early (as usual) watch some cartoons all together cuddling on the couch. We prepare a big breakfast/brunch and we go for a walk, clean up, do some cooking, invite friends over, watch tv, call the family, do some Skype, prepare things for the week, take an afternoon nap, etc

I love Sundays.
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Re: What do people do on a Sunday?

Ok Henkermuseum is on the books. Thanks for that.
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Re: What do people do on a Sunday?

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I can't cope with the quiet! Where do they all go?!
Quiet? Sundays are probably the noisiest day of the week here, with the blasted church bells that they hammer away at pretty much continuously for the whole day.
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Re: What do people do on a Sunday?

Sam Ali, you sound like such a dude. I really liked your post. Thank you!
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Yeah, what's up with the Swiss not doing breakfast in restaurants?

Actually, I take that back.

I hate to think what Swiss breakfast food might be like.

Bacon schnitzel.


it is a "Café Complet", which means bread and butter and jam/marmelade, and to drink some coffee or some ovomaltine (Vitalzin).

There may be an add-on of orange-juice and/or some cheese



and on Sunday, the bread is replaced by ZOPF

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on Sunday, the bread is replaced by ZOPF


(sorry, Zopf is the one thing here that I can't stand )

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I can't see any bacon in this
Here the original recipe of Birchermüesli

http://www.about.ch/culture/food/birchermuesli.html

you of course can add oranges, bananas and mandarines/clementines, and maybe some chocolate creme.

My brother sometimes loved this kind of Birchermüesli with lots of chocolate cream, the whole thing supplemented with cheese, sausages and a good beer
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(sorry, Zopf is the one thing here that I can't stand )

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Ooooh I love Butterzopf!
We have it most Sundays with more butter and strawberry jam, and plenty of freshly ground coffee.
I also make Bircher muesli for hubby's breakfast every weekday, I prepare it the day before and he takes it to work with him.
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If you're not a church goer, learn to love quiet Sundays at home or with friends. What else is there?
Sunday night clubs ??
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Actually, pretty much the same as in France or Italy.

Hell, when we do American-style breakfast, we do it for dinner!

Tom
Reminds of the US...we used to go to Denny's at 2 am for breakfast hehe
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I normally like to sleep in, read a book, try out new recipes. This past Sunday I went to this museum with a friend, to look at some Japanese art, and really, really enjoyed it, followed by walk around the park and lunch (which turned into afternoon tea) here.

My OH is a freak for mountains and winter sports in general. While I'd rather sit in a coffee shop with a good book and I couldn't care less about the mountains, I realize that being outdoors is good for me (body and spirit), so sometimes for the peace of the household and for my own good I give in and we go hiking, or in the winter we go skiing or cross-country skiing. I refuse to go ice skating (which to me is one step below torture) but that is another option if you're into that.

I also really like going to pub quizzes (the pub in Wollishofen used to have theirs on Sunday afternoon/evening) and we usually meet on Sunday evening for our Zurich Book Club.

What else? I mean to check out this place for Sunday brunch, but haven't managed to yet. Plenty of stuff to do on Sunday, really.

The Rietberg Museum is my favourite. And the restaurant on Allmend apparently was refurbished recently. Gone are the "Landi-Stil" chairs of 1938/39 vintage. I will give it a try later
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Thanks for the link to that museum. I studied Japanese art for a while in college and didn't know about that exhibit until I read your post. Now I really want to see that exhibit by that (controversial) artist, Tabaimo.
The Rietberg Museum is not only a good and nice museum, it sits in a beautiful park. They sometimes in summer have events out in the park, which are, provided the weather is acceptable, very nice.

The place including the park was taken over by the City of Zürich after WWII, and then, with the approval of the electorate, the museum was established.
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