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Old 19.08.2021, 10:22
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In 10 days it will be 35 years.

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Ha ha! I passed the 35 year mark last June.
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Old 19.08.2021, 10:30
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ah, yes the coloured eggs. My first thought was like 'is it easter already or am i missing something?' (in Poland we paint eggs only for Easter)
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Old 19.08.2021, 10:36
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Re: Happy Swissiversary to me!

and one more thing a friend from Poland noticed after moving to Basel - it rains quite a lot.

As for my perspective, the climate - at least in Zurich - can be quite hard for people who are not used to it (combination of high humidity and a very warm day makes my Colombian friend complain about the heat, so you get the picture). Also the sun here is a bit different than in the northern parts of Europe. Different as in - sunscreen 50 is your best friend on a sunny day. That was a bit of a shock for me when the summer came
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Old 19.08.2021, 10:36
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ah, yes the coloured eggs. My first thought was like 'is it easter already or am i missing something?' (in Poland we paint eggs only for Easter)
True, I never understood why they're sold all year.

I seem to remember they are not happy eggs though (free range) during the year. I know around Easter one can get happy coloured ones though.
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Old 19.08.2021, 10:37
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ah, yes the coloured eggs. My first thought was like 'is it easter already or am i missing something?' (in Poland we paint eggs only for Easter)
Coloured eggs identifies the egg as hard boiled. No worries about getting them mixed up with fresh eggs.
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Coloured eggs identifies the egg as hard boiled. No worries about getting them mixed up with fresh eggs.
this came to my mind as they were also described as picnic eggs. Well, this is one of those things that surprised me here. By the way - do you have any hints where one can buy buttermilk? Seems quite hard to buy here.
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Old 19.08.2021, 11:33
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this came to my mind as they were also described as picnic eggs. Well, this is one of those things that surprised me here. By the way - do you have any hints where one can buy buttermilk? Seems quite hard to buy here.
I've seen that Coop has Buttermilch in its Naturaplan range.
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Ha ha! I passed the 35 year mark last June.
37 years this April.
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Old 19.08.2021, 12:52
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I like Switzerland. I've been living there for half a year now.
Your location says the US

I have been a long time settler here too, gaaah, never planned on it but love it.
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this came to my mind as they were also described as picnic eggs. Well, this is one of those things that surprised me here. By the way - do you have any hints where one can buy buttermilk? Seems quite hard to buy here.
If you’re using it for baking I find yogurt mixed with a little milk to be a great replacement.
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Old 19.08.2021, 13:32
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do you have any hints where one can buy buttermilk?
Migros.

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Old 19.08.2021, 14:43
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I always found it at Migros, Coop, and the local Turkish or other ethnic (Kosovo/Serbian) stores.
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You sound like a teen-ager talking about their first love-affair.
I first travelled through Switzerland as a backpacker 15 years ago and fell in love with it, but with majority of my career spent in oil & gas, I never thought living here could be a reality... I used to describe it as my 'if i ever win the lottery' destination. To wake up here every morning knowing that this is my new home is a dream come true.


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Awww, the Swiss can't do it right. Soon there will be an other thread about the Swiss staring at people.
I solemnly swear I will never create a thread about Swiss people staring



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Coloured eggs identifies the egg as hard boiled. No worries about getting them mixed up with fresh eggs.
Oh!!! This is so good to know, thanks olygirl!
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Old 19.08.2021, 16:34
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now if you will excuse me, I will go and start staring at people and see what the outcome is
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Old 19.08.2021, 16:57
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Lol, the thing about Swiss people staring made me think of a British couple we know here who are both working. The wife wants to go back to London to work because she says Swiss people stare at her on the tram and she hates Basel, so she'd rather not go out.

All I can say is I travelled on London's District Line 5 days a week for 20 years, the same people got on at my station every morning and not one said good morning. They all just opened their newspapers and sat behind them. Frankly I'd rather be stared at, at least it's some interaction

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now if you will excuse me, I will go and start staring at people and see what the outcome is
Well there is a precedent. The Men that stare at goats.

Oh damn I said goats ….
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Old 19.08.2021, 17:47
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Ha ha, I laughed like crazy at that movie
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Lol, the thing about Swiss people staring made me think of a British couple we know here who are both working. The wife wants to go back to London to work because she says Swiss people stare at her on the tram and she hates Basel, so she'd rather not go out.

All I can say is I travelled on London's District Line 5 days a week for 20 years, the same people got on at my station every morning and not one said good morning. They all just opened their newspapers and sat behind them. Frankly I'd rather be stared at, at least it's some interaction
Basel seems to be very marmitey. Personally it is too much of what I was running away from. Graffiti, noise and high taxes. Although on balance I still prefer it to London.

I did the district line commute from East Putney all the way to Aldgate East for 5 years so I feel your pain!
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Old 19.08.2021, 18:51
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I did the district line commute from East Putney all the way to Aldgate East for 5 years so I feel your pain!
I did the Battersea to Canary Wharf commute, but I did it by boat whenever possible. Can't remember anybody staring, possibly because everybody was still trying to wake up, and on the return journey, they were all busy ordering their beers.
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Old 19.08.2021, 19:42
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'I did the district line commute from East Putney all the way to Aldgate East for 5 years so I feel your pain'

I was at the other end of the line, Upminster Bridge all the way to Monument when I worked in the City (couldn't stand the unreliable Fenchurch St Line that then became C2C), then I went to Mile End on it when I was at University and Blackfriars when I went back to work after graduating. Changed on to the Central at Mile End when I worked at Spitalfields for 2 years before getting out of London in 2004. Give me the Basel trams any day!

I was also well known for going on the Circle Line the wrong way round
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