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I have lived in Zurich since March 2009 when my partner got a job with UBS. Before that I lived in London and worked in marketing but have not worked since living here. I really need to learn German!

I have enjoyed a more healthy and relaxing life style in Switzerland. I swim 3-5 kms 4 times week and run twice a week.

My partner and I live near Seefeldstrasse by the lake. He is American and I am from Durham in the UK originally, but haven't lived there for 20 years since going to University.

We both love travelling and we have explored Switzerland and surrounding countries since moving here.

We both also enjoy pub quizzes and have participated in few with some success!

I have used this forum but have not been a member until now.
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Hi Elizabeth! I've been in Zürich almost a year now, and am a graphic designer... so I'm in a similar line of work as you, plus I'm also working on my German. What pub(s) do you like for the quizzes? I'm an American but love a nice British pub.

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Nice to hear from you. I need to take German classes, as my understanding is very poor. Unfortunately languages are not my strong point.

We have competed in the pub quizzes at Paddy McGees, The Shamrock, Oliver Twist and St Joseph’s pub with some success!

Where in the USA are you from? My partner is from San Francisco. I have lived in New York City (which I loved) and Bloomington Indiana with him.

Hope that you have a Happy Christmas and A Healthy, Happy and prosperous 2011!
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Hi,

I'm from Southern California: mostly Los Angeles but I grew up in Ventura County. My husband is a dual citizen of the US and Switzerland, and grew up in Chicago and then San Diego.

I've been to the Oliver Twist quite a few times, but I need to check out the other ones on your list. I keep passing by Paddy McGees on the tram but haven't been in yet.

If you ever feel like taking a German class, I've been very happy with Migros Klubschule. It depends on the class you take (whether your fellow students are motivated), but the teachers all seem to be very good.

Merry Christmas and Happy 2011 to you too!
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It was nice to hear from you again. I have passed through Ventura County on my travels. I know Chicago through visiting my partner’s dad in Bloomington and also living in Bloomington for a year.

Thanks for the language course recommendation. I will look into that. I really need to do a class. It would be good as way to meet people too.

We go to the Oliver Twist fairly frequently (the bar staff know what I drink!!), but we have only done the quiz once this year. Paddy McGee’s don’t have quizzes very often. We have been to two and learned about the first one through this forum. I’m on their mailing list so will hear when they next have one. I can let you know. The woman who reads the question is American and it may help to be of the same nationality! The Shamrock is in Wollishofen at the end of the 7 Tram route. We have not been there for a few months but it does have a quiz every Sunday which is free to enter. It can get very busy and seats can be hard to get.

We will be spending New Year looking at the various events around the lake and the fireworks. Enjoy your celebrations!
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It was nice to hear from you again. I have passed through Ventura County on my travels. I know Chicago through visiting my partner’s dad in Bloomington and also living in Bloomington for a year.

Thanks for the language course recommendation. I will look into that. I really need to do a class. It would be good as way to meet people too.

We go to the Oliver Twist fairly frequently (the bar staff know what I drink!!), but we have only done the quiz once this year. Paddy McGee’s don’t have quizzes very often. We have been to two and learned about the first one through this forum. I’m on their mailing list so will hear when they next have one. I can let you know. The woman who reads the question is American and it may help to be of the same nationality! The Shamrock is in Wollishofen at the end of the 7 Tram route. We have not been there for a few months but it does have a quiz every Sunday which is free to enter. It can get very busy and seats can be hard to get.

We will be spending New Year looking at the various events around the lake and the fireworks. Enjoy your celebrations!

Hi Elizabeth. Welcome to Switzerland and the Forum! I am also from the
US.

Do you ski in the winter?
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I have bought some ski boots but have not used them yet! I have not skied for a few years.
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