Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Living in Switzerland > Introductions  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07.06.2011, 21:44
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Rorbas
Posts: 46
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 12 Times in 9 Posts
MissScotland has no particular reputation at present
MissScotland - well Mrs

Hi - I have been an infrequent visitor to EF and some members have already very kindly helped me with some enquiries. Anyway I moved here from Scotland (Edinburgh but originally from Aberdeen) in November to join Mr Scotland who is working in Zurich - he has a 5 year permit so we are planning on settling here with our dog George. No no-one here apart from some lovely ladies I met at German class and friendly British lady in the village I live in. Living between Zurich and Winterthur. Was/am a marketing director by profession and still work one week per month in Edinburgh until the end of the year, as a marketing consultant, but would love to find full time work here.

Loving Switzerland and have been on lots of travel already. Off to Meringuey tomorrow .....
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07.06.2011, 21:48
KeinFranzösisch's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 2,198
Groaned at 63 Times in 38 Posts
Thanked 2,549 Times in 1,115 Posts
KeinFranzösisch has a reputation beyond reputeKeinFranzösisch has a reputation beyond reputeKeinFranzösisch has a reputation beyond reputeKeinFranzösisch has a reputation beyond reputeKeinFranzösisch has a reputation beyond reputeKeinFranzösisch has a reputation beyond repute
Re: MissScotland - well Mrs

Greetings to you Miss S. and to Mr. S and to George S.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07.06.2011, 21:48
Lou's Avatar
Lou Lou is offline
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Zurich
Posts: 3,778
Groaned at 9 Times in 9 Posts
Thanked 3,227 Times in 1,474 Posts
Lou has a reputation beyond reputeLou has a reputation beyond reputeLou has a reputation beyond reputeLou has a reputation beyond reputeLou has a reputation beyond reputeLou has a reputation beyond repute
Re: MissScotland - well Mrs

Welcome to the forum!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07.06.2011, 21:52
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Adliswil
Posts: 79
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 23 Times in 16 Posts
claire1978 has no particular reputation at present
Re: MissScotland - well Mrs

Hello & Welcome!!

I too am a fellow scot, from Ayrshire, and have been here since November last year. Hope you are doing well and enjoying the warm weather!! I joined one of the many Meet Up groups, the Coffee, Cocktails and Culture one and I have to say it was a laugh and a great way of meeting new friends. Just Google it and have a look.

Bye C
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07.06.2011, 21:53
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Rorbas
Posts: 46
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 12 Times in 9 Posts
MissScotland has no particular reputation at present
Re: MissScotland - well Mrs

Thank you for such quick hellos -
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07.06.2011, 21:56
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Rorbas
Posts: 46
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 12 Times in 9 Posts
MissScotland has no particular reputation at present
Re: MissScotland - well Mrs

Thank you claire1978. I wouldn't say I'm shy but for some reason I've been a bit well - shy - about doing that but 7 months is too long not to have so I will. Thanks for your recommendation. Loving the sound of coffee, cocktails and culture!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08.06.2011, 22:46
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Adliswil
Posts: 79
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 23 Times in 16 Posts
claire1978 has no particular reputation at present
Re: MissScotland - well Mrs

You must join and come along. They have just started and there are lots of events on the calander, have a look and come along!! C
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09.06.2011, 15:12
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Zurich
Posts: 7
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
CHange has no particular reputation at present
Re: MissScotland - well Mrs

Hello Mrs. S.

Its nice to see someone whos just settled in. Im new to the forum. I will be moving to Zurich (from Mumbai) as my husband has been transferred to Switzerland. I am slightly apprehensive. I suppose its natural. I would also like to start working after a few months of settling in . I have a thriving career as a Communications Professional back home and wouldnt want to waste it. Are you having an easy time finding full time work there?

Also youve mentioned that you dont live right in the city of Zurich. Is it more economical staying a little away and commuting there? I would consider it as well then

And I am thinking of taking up German Classes as well. Dont think my school Deutsch really passes muster

Cheers,

CHange
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10.06.2011, 14:01
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Rorbas
Posts: 46
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 12 Times in 9 Posts
MissScotland has no particular reputation at present
Re: MissScotland - well Mrs

Quote:
View Post
Hello Mrs. S.

Its nice to see someone whos just settled in. Im new to the forum. I will be moving to Zurich (from Mumbai) as my husband has been transferred to Switzerland. I am slightly apprehensive. I suppose its natural. I would also like to start working after a few months of settling in . I have a thriving career as a Communications Professional back home and wouldnt want to waste it. Are you having an easy time finding full time work there?

Also youve mentioned that you dont live right in the city of Zurich. Is it more economical staying a little away and commuting there? I would consider it as well then

And I am thinking of taking up German Classes as well. Dont think my school Deutsch really passes muster

Cheers,

CHange
Hi there - well welcome. I know what you mean about being aprehensive - me too but I love it. Because I was giving up work and we were moving from two salaries to one we decided to move slightly outside of the city. This was entirely about size of apartment for our budget as we do like a bit of space. Rent is so expensive in Zurich. We weighed this up against access to all the things a city can offer and chose to live about 30 mins train from central Zurich in a gorgeous town that has all the amenities and is set in amazing countryside. We really do look out onto rolling fields, swiss houses and hear cow bells all day long. The one thing I find is that the town I live in very few people speak English but they are freindly and I get by.

I gave up a job as a marketing director but have continued to work one week per month for a UK client in a freelance capacity but this is not ideal. Other family priorities has meant that I have not focussed on finding work. However, it is quite difficult. I do find communications work hard to come by here as competition is tough and almost all posts require a second language which I don't have - even if the main businesss language being sought is English. My marketing comms work has been entirely within one industry sector so this is also a bit of a challenge in transferring the key comms skills to a new industry sector. Jobs do come up but they are not in regular supply - but you could join some agencies. Check out www.jobs.ch/en which is a great jobs website.

Finally, I have taken semi intensive German classes of 15 weeks at Bellingua which is a school in the city centre - really close to main station. Semi intensive is 4 hours on two days per week. I really recommend it though foreign language is not my forte and I am still struggling to speak but can now understand and read so much more. Also I met some great ladies. I am on a break over summer but intend to start back again on the second level from September.

You'll love it. Get in touch when you arrive! I'd happily meet up. Good luck.

Catriona
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 16.06.2011, 10:46
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Zurich
Posts: 7
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
CHange has no particular reputation at present
Re: MissScotland - well Mrs

Thanks Catriona, its really comforting to read that Im not alone. We too will be moving from two salaries to one so we do have to consider staying slightly away. Ive also heard that house hunting takes a while. So Id better get cracking on that.

It was nice to discover alot of expat womens clubs - be it book clubs or coffee and conversation clubs, which I think will be fun to join. I will definitely catch up with you once Im there. have a good holiday!

Cheers

Sasha
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 16.06.2011, 11:04
oscarsmum's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: La Belle France
Posts: 245
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 143 Times in 80 Posts
oscarsmum has a reputation beyond reputeoscarsmum has a reputation beyond reputeoscarsmum has a reputation beyond reputeoscarsmum has a reputation beyond repute
Re: MissScotland - well Mrs

Hi..and welcome to another Scot!

I've done your places the other way round....from Edinburgh, but moved here from Aberdeen. We're loving it here. Originally gave it two years to see how we found it, and it's now been three and half and we aren't thinking of moving anywhere in the near future.

So much to see.....so much to do....and not enough time to do it in!

Hope you enjoy your time here as much as we do.

Shona.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 16.06.2011, 13:26
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Zurich
Posts: 28
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 9 Times in 7 Posts
designlvr has no particular reputation at present
Re: MissScotland - well Mrs

Hi Mrs.Scotland,

Welcome(ish) to Switzerland! My husband and I (and daughter and dog) are in the process of buying a house in Rorbas, so hey - add one English speaker to the list! Once we're settled in, it would be great to meet for a coffee and a chat and you could fill us in on the neighborhood. We lived in Winterthur for 3 years, and currently in the Züri-Oberland for 2 years, so we'll will be entirely new to the area. Be nice to get an inside scoop!

Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 16.06.2011, 16:08
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Rorbas
Posts: 46
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 12 Times in 9 Posts
MissScotland has no particular reputation at present
Re: MissScotland - well Mrs

Thanks for responding Oscarsmumm and designlvr - I have emailed you both - good to hear from you. Oscarsmum - hope you got along ok with the Doric - easier to learn/understand than German or not? Hmm. And is that the Aberdeen and District Pipe Band I spy in your picture.

Bye for now
Thanks again
Catriona
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 01.02.2012, 00:13
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Zurich
Posts: 28
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 9 Times in 7 Posts
designlvr has no particular reputation at present
Re: MissScotland - well Mrs

Hi again, we are settled in our place in Rorbas and if you are still around and interested in a coffee let me know.
cheers!
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 01.02.2012, 08:51
silverburn's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Unterageri
Posts: 826
Groaned at 37 Times in 21 Posts
Thanked 833 Times in 343 Posts
silverburn has a reputation beyond reputesilverburn has a reputation beyond reputesilverburn has a reputation beyond reputesilverburn has a reputation beyond repute
Re: MissScotland - well Mrs

Welcome!

We moved over here from Fife in Nov/dec last year. We've been a wee bit restricted due do later stages of pregnancy, weather (and money!), but we'll be exploring soon!
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 01.02.2012, 09:57
sharon's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Kilchberg
Posts: 424
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 96 Times in 68 Posts
sharon has made some interesting contributions
Re: MissScotland - well Mrs

I'm from Falkirk :-) Seems like there are lots of Scots over here!
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 01.02.2012, 14:21
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Zurich
Posts: 2
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Lakeland Lass has no particular reputation at present
Re: MissScotland - well Mrs

Hi there - I am just up the road from you in Lufingen - originally from Cumbria, although Scottish in blood! Been here 11 years, and always love meeting up with fellow Brits. You are more than welcome to call in for a coffee sometime.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 01.02.2012, 18:09
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Adliswil
Posts: 43
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 8 Times in 6 Posts
jstrang has no particular reputation at present
Re: MissScotland - well Mrs

Quote:
View Post
I'm from Falkirk :-) Seems like there are lots of Scots over here!
Yes we get everywhere

Been here almost 12 years so far, no plans to move back to UK
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
missscotland introduction




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Microchip for Mrs T. economisto General off-topic 6 21.07.2010 17:16
Mrs. T. Mrs T General off-topic 44 21.04.2010 15:42
looking for mrs. cat zombie Other/general 1 06.04.2007 14:02


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 03:21.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0