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Old 18.02.2011, 13:19
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Hi there, my name is Sandra and I have lived in Buochs Nidwalden for nearly three years, while my husband and children have settled in really well, I find that I have hardly left the apartment!! I did take German Lesson for 9 months but have no one to use them on. I know pretty pathetic but I am hoping this Forum will change all that.
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Old 18.02.2011, 13:53
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Hi Sandra, and welcome to the Forum!!

Sounds like a fairly common situation for a 'trailing spouse', you need to get into the Social Events section and get out - also, search online for some sort of sports / hobby in your local area that you either already enjoy or would like to get into. That way you can meet some local people and use that German you have! Even if it's a little, it'll get you somewhere ... and use will improve it!
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Hi Sandra,

We're just up the road from you (well almost) in Ennetmoos. How old are your children? We have one in kindergarten and a toddler. Let me know if you'd like to have coffee sometime and I'll PM you my number - although I guess you already know some English speakers, but if you feel like getting out of the apartment to the other side of Stans you'd be very welcome.
If you really want to meet some German-speakers I could maybe introduce you to a couple who speak English but would probably be happy to speak German with you too.

Hope you enjoy the forum!

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Hello Micheala,

Thank you for your message. My children are older then you, 11 and 13! Both are girls. Yes I would love to get out of the apartment and meet for a coffee sometime. Adult converstaion is something I miss dearly.
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welcome to the forum!
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I've sent you a message, it should show up at the very top of the page (in case you're still finding your way round the forum).
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Re: Hello

Hi Sandra

We know Buochs well as we spend the summers on Rigi and often are down at the "beach" in Buochs for a splash. You live in a lovely lovely part of CH. How I wish I had known another English speaker dying for a coffee was around these past few years! My children are younger .. 8 and 3 but minor details like that shouldn't stop us!!?

It would be lovely to have some adult conversation too this summer!

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Hello Sandra,
I really hope you'll find really good friends to practice your German with.
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You are not alone(!) And i speak the lingo!!

Welcome to the forum!

Depending on your level of courage, you could also try meeting up this lot in Luzern:
http://www.meetup.com/Luzern-and-Cen...d-Socializing/

And even if you dont meet anyone "cool", remember, just like in real life , the first 20 people you meet, may not be your type, but the 21st might - dont stop trying.

If you want to meet the locals, here is the womens gymnastics group - http://www.svkt-buochs.ch/kategorie1/index.html . This is often a core in a village. It is not hard to do the gymnastics, its mostly social. But you often get to know a lot of the locals. In the beginning they will treat you as "the new kid" and may or may not talk to you... (a little like this forum ) but be persistent, and you will make new friends.
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Re: Hello

Hi Michaela,

I have repiled to your message, not sure if I sent it correctly, like you said I am still finding my way around the site!

Sandra
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Hi Sandra,
Welcome to the forum, All the best with your language learning on EF.

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