Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Living in Switzerland > Daily life
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21  
Old 12.02.2015, 11:03
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Nyon
Posts: 2,003
Groaned at 63 Times in 35 Posts
Thanked 2,392 Times in 926 Posts
John_H has a reputation beyond reputeJohn_H has a reputation beyond reputeJohn_H has a reputation beyond reputeJohn_H has a reputation beyond reputeJohn_H has a reputation beyond repute
Re: What you doing for valentines day?

I'm wondering about the relevance of the cutlery supplied - two knives.

Is that in case things don't go well - or for the married people?
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank John_H for this useful post:
  #22  
Old 12.02.2015, 12:38
princessduck's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Zurich
Posts: 891
Groaned at 52 Times in 35 Posts
Thanked 492 Times in 265 Posts
princessduck has an excellent reputationprincessduck has an excellent reputationprincessduck has an excellent reputationprincessduck has an excellent reputation
Re: What you doing for valentines day?

I am not doing anything as I do not believe in this useless celebration from the USA.
You don't need a specific day - 14th of February- to show your love and have a special dinner or get presents or something. It is like faking your love for one day just because it is Valentine's day.
I can have a Valentine's day every day with my husband , it doesn't have to be THAT specific day. So, I am not doing anything.
He will cook for me and make a dessert just as he has the pleasure to cook for me every day. Oh and he brings me presents, chocolate and flowers every week because I am his wife and not because of Valentine's Day.
Reply With Quote
The following 5 users would like to thank princessduck for this useful post:
  #23  
Old 12.02.2015, 13:05
Tasebo's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Wald, Zurich/Stockholm
Posts: 1,222
Groaned at 4 Times in 3 Posts
Thanked 1,312 Times in 663 Posts
Tasebo has a reputation beyond reputeTasebo has a reputation beyond reputeTasebo has a reputation beyond reputeTasebo has a reputation beyond reputeTasebo has a reputation beyond repute
Re: What you doing for valentines day?

Think of all the half-price roses to buy on Monday the 16th or just shortly before closing on Saturday.

Personally, of all the things I miss from the UK this time of year, the abundance of (affordable) daffodils and narcissi is top of my list
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank Tasebo for this useful post:
  #24  
Old 12.02.2015, 13:10
PaddyG's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Pensier, Fribourg
Posts: 8,625
Groaned at 110 Times in 94 Posts
Thanked 15,197 Times in 5,350 Posts
PaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond repute
Re: What you doing for valentines day?

Quote:
View Post
Think of all the half-price roses to buy on Monday the 16th or just shortly before closing on Saturday.

Personally, of all the things I miss from the UK this time of year, the abundance of (affordable) daffodils and narcissi is top of my list
Or onions .
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank PaddyG for this useful post:
  #25  
Old 12.02.2015, 14:03
FuriousRose's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: nearby the lake
Posts: 916
Groaned at 21 Times in 17 Posts
Thanked 981 Times in 459 Posts
FuriousRose has a reputation beyond reputeFuriousRose has a reputation beyond reputeFuriousRose has a reputation beyond reputeFuriousRose has a reputation beyond repute
Re: What you doing for valentines day?

Another take of valentine's day. Of course, these things you could also do at the other days as well...
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank FuriousRose for this useful post:
  #26  
Old 12.02.2015, 14:14
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: CH
Posts: 5,749
Groaned at 209 Times in 161 Posts
Thanked 6,918 Times in 3,729 Posts
greenmount has a reputation beyond reputegreenmount has a reputation beyond reputegreenmount has a reputation beyond reputegreenmount has a reputation beyond reputegreenmount has a reputation beyond reputegreenmount has a reputation beyond repute
Re: What you doing for valentines day?

Quote:
View Post
I'm going my daughter's school to help decorate and supervise at a disco/party the older students (15-16) are putting on for the younger students.

I'll stop at McDonalds on the way home for a coffee and hopefully be offered one of those little sweet nothing biscuits in the Café, then once home watch another episode of Grantchester Mysteries and final moments of the next round of Melodifestivalen (really cheesy Swedish run-up to Eurovision).

Shoukd I ask OH what he has planned?

Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank greenmount for this useful post:
  #27  
Old 12.02.2015, 14:15
Today only's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Europe
Posts: 4,861
Groaned at 583 Times in 381 Posts
Thanked 5,634 Times in 2,699 Posts
Today only has a reputation beyond reputeToday only has a reputation beyond reputeToday only has a reputation beyond reputeToday only has a reputation beyond reputeToday only has a reputation beyond reputeToday only has a reputation beyond repute
Re: What you doing for valentines day?

Quote:
View Post
I so much want a McDonald's valentine's dinner!
I got a coupon for free fries with any big mac menu, want it ?
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 12.02.2015, 14:21
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Zurich Unterland
Posts: 3,318
Groaned at 145 Times in 99 Posts
Thanked 4,850 Times in 1,930 Posts
smoky has a reputation beyond reputesmoky has a reputation beyond reputesmoky has a reputation beyond reputesmoky has a reputation beyond reputesmoky has a reputation beyond reputesmoky has a reputation beyond repute
Re: What you doing for valentines day?

Quote:
View Post
Several years ago (long before iPhones), a friend and I (let's call him Dan) had an almost surreal experience. Dan travels everywhere by car, and I speak so highly of the public transport. It's an ongoing topic in our friendship.


On this particular evening, as we were setting out to... McDonalds, for want of inspiration, I persuaded Dan to go by tram and bus. Fair enough. I was convinced I could do it. But instead of elegantly piloting Dan into any one of the McDonalds I could easily have found in the city, I followed Dan's suggestion of a branch across the City border, which, in public transport terms means in another town and zone. Oh, dear. I messed it up and we ended up walking and walking through a cold and dark industrial area until we finally found the shops and McDonalds.


As we reached to open the door, a young woman dressed in a tuxedo opened it, and greeted us warmly, asking us to follow her to our table. Table? Follow her? We did, and went into a back area, a kind of winter-garden, which had been transformed beyond recognition. Proper chairs and tables, with white starched linen tablecloths and serviettes! The ceiling was convered in a midnight blue cloth, punctured with tiny holes which allowed a gentle light to come through, so it all looked like stars in the heavens. There were tall pedistals with huge flower arrangements, and yes, cultery. Our chairs were pulled back for us, and our jackets taken and hung up on the coatrack. We were brought leather-bound menus, showing all the usual items, plus prawn cocktail.


Dan and I both ordered prawn cocktail, feeling dazed and confused. It was brought to us on china plates, and on each plate a real St Jaques shell, in which the prawn cocktail was arranged, garnished with iceberg lettuce. As the waitress gently set the plates on the table, she beamed and said: "Happy Valentine's Day!"


Dan and I stared at each other, schocked. We both know that this is not the nature of our friendship! Dan asked: "Did you know this was here, and that's why you took me through that weird walkway past the dark factories, for maximum surprise effect?" "No," I replied: "I just got all the bus routes mixed up, that's all. I knew nothing of this." And then I asked: "Well, did you know? It was you who wanted to come to this particular branch of McDonalds!" "Oh, no!" said Dann, "I didn't think anything at all about that. I need to know: Is this a date?"


We were both horrified, and it took a few more reassuranced until we both figured out that we had entirely forgotten that it was Valentine's Day. And that no, truly, neither of us was interested in diversifying our friendship.


That being established, we relaxed and enjoyed being served our BigMacs under silver serving domes, laughing at the weirdness of all those unexpected trappings.


Recently, Dan and his daughter told me that he still has the shell from that evening, so he knows it did happen. And I have mine, too, on my bookshelf. I remember asking the young tuxedo woman, then, if we could please take them home, so we'd later have proof that the dreamy evening had been within McDonalds' reality.

That is an amazing story! I loved it. You created the atmosphere, and I enjoyed reading it.
I take it you and Dan go onto another level in your relationship? (With a bit of help from your friendly McDonalds)
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 12.02.2015, 14:26
The_Love_Doctor's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Zugerberg, Zug
Posts: 2,891
Groaned at 69 Times in 53 Posts
Thanked 3,185 Times in 1,518 Posts
The_Love_Doctor has a reputation beyond reputeThe_Love_Doctor has a reputation beyond reputeThe_Love_Doctor has a reputation beyond reputeThe_Love_Doctor has a reputation beyond reputeThe_Love_Doctor has a reputation beyond reputeThe_Love_Doctor has a reputation beyond repute
Re: What you doing for valentines day?

Quote:
View Post
That is an amazing story! I loved it. You created the atmosphere, and I enjoyed reading it.
I take it you and Dan go onto another level in your relationship? (With a bit of help from your friendly McDonalds)
I thought it was a sarcastic post

Tooh tuh tuh tuh tooh! I'm lovin' it!
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank The_Love_Doctor for this useful post:
  #30  
Old 12.02.2015, 14:35
edot's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Winterthur
Posts: 5,089
Groaned at 23 Times in 22 Posts
Thanked 6,961 Times in 3,084 Posts
edot has a reputation beyond reputeedot has a reputation beyond reputeedot has a reputation beyond reputeedot has a reputation beyond reputeedot has a reputation beyond reputeedot has a reputation beyond repute
Re: What you doing for valentines day?

Quote:
View Post
Think of all the half-price roses to buy on Monday the 16th or just shortly before closing on Saturday.

Personally, of all the things I miss from the UK this time of year, the abundance of (affordable) daffodils and narcissi is top of my list
Or from the Netherlands....though you can buy really affordable flowers year round.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank edot for this useful post:
  #31  
Old 12.02.2015, 14:36
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: CH
Posts: 5,749
Groaned at 209 Times in 161 Posts
Thanked 6,918 Times in 3,729 Posts
greenmount has a reputation beyond reputegreenmount has a reputation beyond reputegreenmount has a reputation beyond reputegreenmount has a reputation beyond reputegreenmount has a reputation beyond reputegreenmount has a reputation beyond repute
Re: What you doing for valentines day?

Quote:
View Post
I thought it was a sarcastic post
I still do.

OR that DB wrote it...

Edit: But well, nothing is impossible.


Last edited by greenmount; 12.02.2015 at 14:51.
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 12.02.2015, 15:19
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Vaud
Posts: 2,016
Groaned at 131 Times in 93 Posts
Thanked 3,702 Times in 1,408 Posts
Mikers has a reputation beyond reputeMikers has a reputation beyond reputeMikers has a reputation beyond reputeMikers has a reputation beyond reputeMikers has a reputation beyond reputeMikers has a reputation beyond repute
Re: What you doing for valentines day?

nothing original from me. It'll be a night of cocaine and prostitutes again like last year.
Reply With Quote
The following 4 users would like to thank Mikers for this useful post:
  #33  
Old 12.02.2015, 15:52
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Geneva
Posts: 519
Groaned at 29 Times in 23 Posts
Thanked 326 Times in 182 Posts
saiya-jin has an excellent reputationsaiya-jin has an excellent reputationsaiya-jin has an excellent reputationsaiya-jin has an excellent reputation
Re: What you doing for valentines day?

picking up GF in train in Lausanne in the morning, doing together skitour to Pic Chaussy, enjoying very nice thermal baths hidden in the alps (although probably not hidden enough), moving on to Martigny accomodation with some dinner somewhere, giving her few presents (some earrings she showed interest in and invitation on Mont Blanc skitour in may, with guide). Next day heading to France for another skitour, probably around Vallorcine...
Not that having saturday a Valentine's day changes anything compared to other weekends, except for those gifts of course
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank saiya-jin for this useful post:
  #34  
Old 12.02.2015, 16:28
Pixie B's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: SZ
Posts: 977
Groaned at 14 Times in 7 Posts
Thanked 778 Times in 319 Posts
Blog Entries: 23
Pixie B has a reputation beyond reputePixie B has a reputation beyond reputePixie B has a reputation beyond reputePixie B has a reputation beyond repute
Re: What you doing for valentines day?

Quote:
View Post
At least no one has said anything about watching that BDSM movie. I'm just sick of reading about it all over the news...
That domestic abuse movie that the BDSM community would like to separate itself from you mean!

We have no plans. We can be valentinesyish, but we prefer to do it when everyone else isn't
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Pixie B for this useful post:
  #35  
Old 12.02.2015, 16:59
Th3Alchemist's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: ZG
Posts: 375
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 475 Times in 175 Posts
Th3Alchemist has earned the respect of manyTh3Alchemist has earned the respect of manyTh3Alchemist has earned the respect of many
Re: What you doing for valentines day?

Having a long-distance relationship, this is how I spend my valentines day:

Reply With Quote
The following 5 users would like to thank Th3Alchemist for this useful post:
  #36  
Old 12.02.2015, 18:18
3Wishes's Avatar
Moderately Amused
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Bern area
Posts: 6,919
Groaned at 44 Times in 40 Posts
Thanked 10,070 Times in 4,755 Posts
3Wishes has a reputation beyond repute3Wishes has a reputation beyond repute3Wishes has a reputation beyond repute3Wishes has a reputation beyond repute3Wishes has a reputation beyond repute3Wishes has a reputation beyond repute
Re: What you doing for valentines day?

Quote:
View Post
Think of all the half-price roses to buy on Monday the 16th or just shortly before closing on Saturday...
My OH thinks I am sometimes soooooo unromantic because I tell him to get me chocolates and flowers...after they go 50% off.

As for Valentine's Day itself, nothing special planned. I might bake some heart-shaped muffins.
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank 3Wishes for this useful post:
  #37  
Old 12.02.2015, 19:18
lost_inbroad's Avatar
Unbridled Mod
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Town or region
Posts: 10,769
Groaned at 614 Times in 397 Posts
Thanked 14,185 Times in 5,611 Posts
lost_inbroad has a reputation beyond reputelost_inbroad has a reputation beyond reputelost_inbroad has a reputation beyond reputelost_inbroad has a reputation beyond reputelost_inbroad has a reputation beyond reputelost_inbroad has a reputation beyond repute
Re: What you doing for valentines day?

F*** sakes, not again
Reply With Quote
The following 4 users would like to thank lost_inbroad for this useful post:
  #38  
Old 12.02.2015, 22:13
Village Idiot's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Basel
Posts: 3,401
Groaned at 35 Times in 32 Posts
Thanked 6,391 Times in 2,041 Posts
Village Idiot has a reputation beyond reputeVillage Idiot has a reputation beyond reputeVillage Idiot has a reputation beyond reputeVillage Idiot has a reputation beyond reputeVillage Idiot has a reputation beyond reputeVillage Idiot has a reputation beyond repute
Re: What you doing for valentines day?

Quote:
View Post
You don't need a specific day - 14th of February- to show your love and have a special dinner or get presents or something. It is like faking your love for one day just because it is Valentine's day.
I can have a Valentine's day every day with my husband , it doesn't have to be THAT specific day. So, I am not doing anything.
I sense that this approach only works for women. If I carted out this line, I'm pretty sure I'd be sleeping on the couch.

Alone.

Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 12.02.2015, 22:16
BokerTov's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: USA, former Zurich
Posts: 1,964
Groaned at 14 Times in 14 Posts
Thanked 4,457 Times in 1,551 Posts
BokerTov has a reputation beyond reputeBokerTov has a reputation beyond reputeBokerTov has a reputation beyond reputeBokerTov has a reputation beyond reputeBokerTov has a reputation beyond reputeBokerTov has a reputation beyond repute
Re: What you doing for valentines day?

Every day is Valentine's day over here! Every day I open my eyes, look at the Mr., and think I am so lucky to have him in my life!

On a serious note, forget Valentine's, it's Carnival!!!!
We are going to a Carnival costume party at the Italian House here in the District - i.e. we'll eat too much, party too hard, and be slightly tipsy* by Sunday morning. Sounds like a great (Valentine's day) plan to me.

*pi$$ drunk
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank BokerTov for this useful post:
  #40  
Old 12.02.2015, 22:21
3Wishes's Avatar
Moderately Amused
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Bern area
Posts: 6,919
Groaned at 44 Times in 40 Posts
Thanked 10,070 Times in 4,755 Posts
3Wishes has a reputation beyond repute3Wishes has a reputation beyond repute3Wishes has a reputation beyond repute3Wishes has a reputation beyond repute3Wishes has a reputation beyond repute3Wishes has a reputation beyond repute
Re: What you doing for valentines day?

Quote:
View Post
F*** sakes, not again
Aww, LiB, do I need to send you a box of chocolates or something? Sorry, unable to order up a box of KFC on short notice...
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank 3Wishes for this useful post:
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What are you doing for Valentines??? Swiss Cheddar Daily life 160 15.02.2013 09:35
What are you doing for Christmas? nic80 Travel/day trips/free time 44 05.12.2011 21:17
Americans in CH- What are you doing for Thanksgiving? Jobsrobertsharpii Food and drink 98 22.11.2011 21:16
What are you doing for St. Patricks day??? editorfcm Daily life 1 15.03.2006 19:23


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 17:29.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0