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Leicester to Zurich

Hi everyone,

My name is Rich and I've just found out that I got a job with a company in Schlieren, on the outskirts of Zurich, so I plan to move out there in the next month. Really excited, although start date is 1st July so it's quite a rush and little bit daunting as well!

I discovered this forum and it's been really useful, so thought I better sign up and introduce myself to everyone. I'm a 30 year old scientist (biotech) who's been looking to experience life outside the UK. I enjoy the great outdoors, so Switzerland seemed a logical choice, especially with the high quality of living. My partner will be moving out to join me in a few months, when she's found job as well.

We're hoping to visit in a couple of weeks to set up some rented accommodation and get a feel for the place. You might see me popping up asking questions when Google fails me
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Old 22.05.2011, 13:55
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Re: Leicester to Zurich

Welcome to the forum. Don't worry about the move.. Before you know it, it will all be over and you'll be sitting by Zurich lake enjoying an ice-cream
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Ha ha
Thanks for the support! And how do you know that I love ice cream??
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Old 22.05.2011, 14:08
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Thanks for the support! And how do you know that I love ice cream??
You're welcome
Oh, I know many things about you.. Bwaahaahaahaaa! JUST KIDDING! It was a lucky guess.. I mean who doesn't enjoy ice-cream by the lake in Summer?!
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Old 22.05.2011, 14:35
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Re: Leicester to Zurich

Hi Rich

Welcome to the forum and all the best with your move and new job.

The splendid mountains, lakes, forests, hills, nature, scenery and all the activities one can undertake outside is certainly a bonus to being here and what better time to come over than in Summer.

If you plan on learning German, that will also help on many levels, even if it's not needed at work.

Seems like you have a good sense of humour too. That also helps greatly in my experience. I mean, when it comes to "my girl" @Meisie one needs all the humour they can muster and then some! (*ducking and running for cover right now*).

Cheers and all the best.
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Aaahhh my dear iSha, you can run.... but you can't hide!
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Run and don't look back, that's my advice!!

Yes, I do like to have a laugh, life gets boring otherwise! I hope it translates ok when I'm out in Switzerland.

As for the language, I studied German at high school, but that was a long time ago now. I can say that I am at least familiar with the German language (but not the Swiss variety...) and would like to improve when I move over to Zurich.

Can't wait to get out there and start to enjoy myself. Thanks for the welcome
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Run and don't look back...
Yes, I do like to have a laugh...
I can say that I am at least familiar with the German language (but not the Swiss variety...
...and start to enjoy myself.
Oh dear. Another poor guy in for a horrible shock.
Walk don't run and keep your eyes peeled for errant cyclists.
Make sure you say what you thought you said when speaking German. Most of us have amusing/horrifying tales of the times when we got it wrong.
You are expecting to enjoy yourself - Ah well; let's leave him a with a bit of hope.

You can come back on here with your tales of woe when you arrive.

I DO so love being encouraging and most of the members are not around at the moment so no-one is going to rap me over the knuckles...




I quite forgot - Welcome to the Forum.
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Haha! So that's where I've been going wrong all this time!

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... Can't wait to get out there and start to enjoy myself. Thanks for the welcome
You'll do just fine methinks and you're very welcome.
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Re: Leicester to Zurich

steel yourself for a shock!
I'm from Market Harborough myself so welcome from another East Midlander
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