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Moving Cornwall to Geneva

Hi there, I have been following this forum for a little while (since we decided to move about 3 months ago). Just thought I'd say hello. My boyfriend and I are moving from Falmouth to Puplinge (Geneva) next Tuesday, as he is taking up a new position with a company in Geneva, and I will be working from home with my current employer. Looking forward to the move - all go, go, go and exciting at the moment!

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welcome to the forum.. there are a couple of other Cornish who post here but we generally don't let them into Geneva.

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Welcome to the forum. Cornwall and Geneva are similar in a couple of ways: 1. They are both tacked onto the end of the country and take ages to get anywhere else. 2. They are both very nice places.
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Welcome to Geneva soon and wish you a smooth move.

I was once in Cornwall many, many years ago and think it's such a lovely corner of the world. We might go again next summer

Maybe I will ask for tips on nice landscape, cottages, beaches and the food of course - oh I just can't wait to be there.

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Re: Moving Cornwall to Geneva

@ gynch ; Heehee, fortunately you'll be happy to know we're not true Cornish either (gotta be 6 generations south of Tamar, right?). I'm originally from Sussex, headed down to Cornwall for uni and 12 years down the line I'm still here, and my BF is from Bath originally... so alas we to are also emmits! But that at least means you're still keeping the Cornish at bay

@Deep Purple ; That's exactly why we want to move there - our orientation tours have been great - it seems like such a nice clean city very close to nature - just the way we like it . I think technically it'll take less time to get to Geneva than Cornwall for my family in Sussex (who are all fretting about my moving abroad - I have tried to reassure them in this way, but its not getting through so far!).
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I was once in Cornwall many, many years ago and think it's such a lovely corner of the world. We might go again next summer

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OK, so not only are VsGers taking over the EF, but the Cornish seem to be doing so as well. Born in Devon myself, but grew up in North Cornwall, Tintagel to be precise.


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OK, so not only are VsGers taking over the EF, but the Cornish seem to be doing so as well. Born in Devon myself, but grew up in North Cornwall, Tintagel to be precise.

I need to get up on the lingo I think - whats are VsGers? lol. I have only been to Tintagel/Boscastle once - its such a shame about the flooding there. I had a quick visit with my sister years ago an went to the Witch Museum - interesting - didn't go to the castle though!
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Beautiful cottage. I guess it's yours

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Welcome to Geneva soon and wish you a smooth move.

I was once in Cornwall many, many years ago and think it's such a lovely corner of the world. We might go again next summer

Maybe I will ask for tips on nice landscape, cottages, beaches and the food of course - oh I just can't wait to be there.

Yes, Cornwall is lovely and over the years I have visited some lovely restaurants and hotels - especially since we havv known we're moving - we are trying to get all the good places in before we leave! If you have a central base you can see alot in a very small amount of time.
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I need to get up on the lingo I think - whats are VsGers? lol. I have only been to Tintagel/Boscastle once - its such a shame about the flooding there. I had a quick visit with my sister years ago an went to the Witch Museum - interesting - didn't go to the castle though!
Sorry, recently introduced acronym; VsGers, people in Villars-sur-Glāne (just outside Fribourg). We live there and there are another 2 families moving there this Summer, one of which is from Cornwall

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Sorry, recently introduced acronym; VsGers, people in Villars-sur-Glāne (just outside Fribourg). We live there and there are another 2 families moving there this Summer, one of which is from Cornwall
Ah I see! Probably not an acronym that I'll need - but good to know anyway. I have searched for any reference to Puplinge - but to no avail, lol! Probably too small - although it is on the main bus route into Geneva - lucky for us
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Ah I see! Probably not an acronym that I'll need - but good to know anyway. I have searched for any reference to Puplinge - but to no avail, lol! Probably too small - although it is on the main bus route into Geneva - lucky for us
Here's the commune website. It's even in Wikipedia: Wikipedia reference-linkPuplinge
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Up the Cornish!! Born and bred in Whitsand Bay.

I really miss the sea though :-(
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I love Cornwall, so can't wait for you to move it to Geneva, lol.
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You are probably right. As a Sussex resident myself (Hastings) it takes me longer to get to Gatwick or London City (never mind getting to Cornwall) than to fly to Switzerland.
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Beautiful cottage. I guess it's yours

yes, and thanks.

re. recommendations for places to eat, beaches etc.. nearer the time there are plenty here who can recommend various places.
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You are probably right. As a Sussex resident myself (Hastings) it takes me longer to get to Gatwick or London City (never mind getting to Cornwall) than to fly to Switzerland.

I need to put you in touch with my mum/sister/auntie... lol
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Up the Cornish!! Born and bred in Whitsand Bay.

I really miss the sea though :-(

I must admit I have been spoilt by being near the sea my whole life - so I am not the biggest fan (not that I don't like the beach - but I could forgo if neccessary). On the otherhand my BF loves the beach / water and was adamant that he wanted an apartment where we could 'open a gate at the bottom of the garden and walk into the lake' ... but after much persuasion that the cost would be silly money, I found a great place with a view of the mountains instead! I think he still wants to start a gig rowing club up though....
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I need to put you in touch with my mum/sister/auntie... lol
Are they near me? More than happy to advise from the point of view of a regular visitor to Switzerland.
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