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Hi Everyone,

Thought I'd introduce and tell you a little about myself.

I am 44 and live here in Basel, Switzerland with my husband who is working here. I work from home so it makes no difference where I am and I make frequent trips back to the UK.

Despite being here for about a year, I still don't know anyone although I do say hello to the neighbours. I speak very little German and French which doesn't help; my own fault, I know.

I travel a lot, which I enjoy. I am learning Spanish. I try to keep fit.

I have three grown up children.

I look forward to "chatting".

Regards
Nicki x
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Old 04.05.2011, 14:40
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Hi Nicki,

Welcome to EF and welcome to Basel. The folks 'round here are a friendly bunch.

Keep an eye on the Events Calendar. There's usually something happening around Basel. For example there is the monthly Curry Night next week.

If you go to one of the events then you'll be quickly absorbed into the Basel social group and you'll wonder where all your free time went.
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Hello and welcome!
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Hi Nickie! I am sure you will meet people pretty soon now that you've joined the forum!
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There's the expat expo in a couple of weeks for a start...

...learning Spanish when you don't speak German or French, in Basel, yup, that is your own fault...

But welcome to "team Basel".
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I Know it! It is my own fault.

Thanks for the warm welcome, guys! I would have loved to go on the trip to Monkey Mountain that is being arranged, but unfortunately, I will be back in the UK then. I will keep an eye on the events page. Thanks.

Guten Tag!

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I will definitely try to make the Expo. Thanks for that.
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Don't forget your hat. It's tradition to wear a Union Jack hat and carry a large grapefruit so we know you're from EF.
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Thanks for that, my monitor and keyboard also thank you for the coffee splatters.


Nicki, welcome to EF and to Basel... I was a bit like you at first, took a year or so before I "found" the forum and started getting to know folks.

So far as the learning Spanish bit goes, I've found that my familiarity with Spanish - even though I never "learned" it, some simply comes by osmosis when living in Florida - has helped in conversation with some folks around here (including my mother in law) due to the similarity of some words to Portuguese, French or Italian. So, don't worry, it's not too terrible, it WILL help in some cases.
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Ha ha ha ha! You will definitely see me! And thanks, Peg. All is not lost then x
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Don't forget your hat. It's tradition to wear a Union Jack hat and carry a large grapefruit so we know you're from EF.
You do realise that now free Rappi Gold beer at the expo will only be given to bonafide EF members who know the secret about what to wear and carry. And the bigger the grapefruit, the more free beer.

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