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What do you guys hang up to in this lonely winter?

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what do you guys hang up to in this winter ? I was grew up in sunny land , whenever it falls into winter here , i fell soo homesick and lonely.
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Re: What do you guys hang up to in this lonely winter?

If you're lonely in the winter, are you not also lonely in the summer? Do your friends all fly south in the summer?
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Re: What do you guys hang up to in this lonely winter?

I am preparing for summer, I am building a collapsable kajak
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Re: What do you guys hang up to in this lonely winter?

You said "lonely winter" so I'll omit the raptures about its being prime snuggly season and about the joys of warm duvets, immersion heaters and snowball fights along the Limmatquai with a hot drink and a warm-up cuddle afterwards.

Fire and falling snow are two of the most comforting sights in the world: light a candle and place it near the window, where it will draw your glance up and out. Then take a good book and a cup of tea to bed with you - sit up, scrunch the duvet up into a nest around you - and read.

(If you have or can borrow a ticking clock, so much the better... even a wristwatch on the bedside table will do. Ditto a cat.)
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Yes I used to hate winter too. Then I got:
One giant TV, PS3 and dvd player
One roaring log fire
One cat
One view over the Predigerkirche with the spot lights that point towards the spire illuminating the falling snow with an iridescent glow.


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You said "lonely winter" so I'll omit the raptures about its being prime snuggly season and about the joys of warm duvets, immersion heaters and snowball fights along the Limmatquai with a hot drink and a warm-up cuddle afterwards.

Fire and falling snow are two of the most comforting sights in the world: light a candle and place it near the window, where it will draw your glance up and out. Then take a good book and a cup of tea to bed with you - sit up, scrunch the duvet up into a nest around you - and read.

(If you have or can borrow a ticking clock, so much the better... even a wristwatch on the bedside table will do. Ditto a cat.)
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Re: What do you guys hang up to in this lonely winter?

I go and play badminton a couple of nights week. Gets me out the house and I can go with my team mates for a drink afterwards. In typical Swiss style I am the only one who drinks a beer.
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what do you guys hang up to in this winter ? I was grew up in sunny land , whenever it falls into winter here , i fell soo homesick and lonely.

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When not enjoying the family, short walks seem to keep things interesting. It seems avoiding coughing and sneezing folks is a full-time job.
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what do you guys hang up to in this winter ? I was grew up in sunny land , whenever it falls into winter here , i fell soo homesick and lonely.
I usually go out looking for vulnerable Homesick and Lonely females.
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Re: What do you guys hang up to in this lonely winter?

Bears have the right idea.
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Re: What do you guys hang up to in this lonely winter?

I almost read what do you guys hang up in this winter? I would have said wet socks
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I almost read what do you guys hang up in this winter? I would have said wet socks

Hi guys thank you for all responds. Actually , i have tried with many things but nevertheless , I can not get rid off my blue emotion though. Maybe that's because it is almost 4 years i dont return to my homeland.

Anyway thanks again for all responds and friendly tips. If anyone like seeing movie (free , new but mostly only in Deutsch , would be good if you have PS3 to view) just pm me , i will give you the URL. Sorry can not generate it to the public here.

Have a nice Monday.

Cheers,
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Re: What do you guys hang up to in this lonely winter?

PS3 is definitely a nice indoors friend )

You can go hiking in the mountains, "rackets hiking" is great !

Have fun and keep smiling !!!!!
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Re: What do you guys hang up to in this lonely winter?

Oh, there is a lot to do, to find company try the social agenda here.

I think most people (according to Swiss Romande magazines, since they addopted the term and they love it, it is everywhere) here do some form of cocooning.

I am not sure how to define it (getting cozy in bed, sofa, drinking warm beverages, comfort foods and soups, cuddling up to someone or a cat, watching movies, knitting, yes KNITTING, giving themselves a home spa treatment...aaaah).
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Re: What do you guys hang up to in this lonely winter?

I think this is strange how I haven't heard about the obvious winter thing to do here. Since I have been here, I seem to forget about it with the christmas season, then New Year's. Then like rambling earthquake of bells in hits me, that 4th or 5th of January each year. FASNACHT Baby. Dress up like a haggard woman with enormously big feat and drink every day until mid March. I mean I am in the country, but there is a parade here like 2 times a week every week. Any chance to get out the trumpet, the Feldschlossen, melt some gawd awful stink bomb cheese over a sausage of choice(ok what choice-kalbwurst or cervelats) and try to out drink the germans. From the first week of January til Mid March I clock in about 3 hours total sleep. I suppose I could sing christmas carols to my cat, but....
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