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Hi Everyone

I'm moving to Basel in about 3 weeks with my boyfriend Huw, who has recently accepted a new job in the city.

We will arrive in Basel at the end of October and would love to meet new people and find our feet as soon as possible. I will be looking for work however I speak little German at the moment so understand this may be more difficult until I can improve my language skills somewhat.

We love to travel and explore new cities so are really excited about our move but of course would welcome any help/advice/tips etc anyone can offer.

Thanks in advance and hopefully meet some of you soon.

Laura
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Welcome to the forum, Laura.
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welcome. glad to see more people from manchester arriving!

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Welcome Laura and Huw, and I hope that you enjoy Basel
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welcome. glad to see more people from manchester arriving!
Second that!

What sort of work are you looking for Laura?

Wish you both every success. Basel is nice and CH is certainly fun.
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Old 10.10.2011, 09:22
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Re: Couple from Manchester, UK moving to Basel

Hey Laura. Welcome to EF and welcome to Basel.

It'll seem hard at first to get used to everything, but EF is there to help. Pretty much anything you'll come up against has been done by someone on the forum, so you're never alone.
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Welcome Laura from a fellow northerner! I'm from the north of Manchester, have been in Switzerland full time for four years, my husband for almost twelve. I hope you both get to love this wonderful country as much as we do!
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Hi Laura, welcome to basel! Good luck with your mover. Hope you'll join us for an even once you arrive.
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I'll join in the Mancunian wecomefest! Hope you have a great future in Switzerland.
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Re: Couple from Manchester, UK moving to Basel

Wow, thanks everyone!!! I feel welcome already, especially from fellow northerners/MCR folk, sometimes that mentioning Manchester can have the opposite effect.

Sorry for the delay in thanking you all however this week has been stressful attempting to plan the relocation of our cats, though fingers crossed it's all sorted now.

We get to Basel on 31st October so hopefully we'll catch up with some of you soon.

Laura
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Second that!

What sort of work are you looking for Laura?

Wish you both every success. Basel is nice and CH is certainly fun.
H'mmm, well not too sure yet as my skills and experience (all in the UK public sector) don't apply to anything specific in Basel however I'll happily take anything that comes my way. For the next few months at least i'll attempt to learn some more German and find my feet first then explore the job market some more.
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Re: Couple from Manchester, UK moving to Basel

Good idea. I can warmly recommend the Volkshochschule for German classes. They are reasonably priced too.

http://www.vhsbb.ch/
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Excellent, thanks. That will be top of my to-do list to check out.
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Hi Laura, Welcome to Basel, hope you will like the city!
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Hi Everyone

I'm moving to Basel in about 3 weeks with my boyfriend Huw, who has recently accepted a new job in the city.

We will arrive in Basel at the end of October and would love to meet new people and find our feet as soon as possible. I will be looking for work however I speak little German at the moment so understand this may be more difficult until I can improve my language skills somewhat.

We love to travel and explore new cities so are really excited about our move but of course would welcome any help/advice/tips etc anyone can offer.

Thanks in advance and hopefully meet some of you soon.

Laura


Hi Laura, Wishing you all the very best with your move to Basel and hope you and your boyfriend will be very happy here. Once your settled if you fancy PM me we can meet up and have a coffee and maybe I can help you with some info etc . My hubby (lived here for a year), our daughter and I (moved out 3 months ago) are loving it, loving it, loving it. Hope your cats are sorted now too. Sarah
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Hi Laura, Wishing you all the very best with your move to Basel and hope you and your boyfriend will be very happy here. Once your settled if you fancy PM me we can meet up and have a coffee and maybe I can help you with some info etc . My hubby (lived here for a year), our daughter and I (moved out 3 months ago) are loving it, loving it, loving it. Hope your cats are sorted now too. Sarah
Thanks Sarah, that would be great
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Re: Couple from Manchester, UK moving to Basel

Hi Laura,

Hope the move went well! I moved out here with my boyfriend too, who has started working here. I have been here just over a week so also trying to find work/places to live! all a bit crazy!!

Good Luck with it all!

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Hi Laura
My boyfriend and I have moved across 5 days ago. I leave tomorrow to long distance it between Basel and edinburgh but will move to basel full time in march. My boyfriend started his new job in Basel today so I hope he is getting on ok. I am originally from Liverpool but live in Edinburgh since university. We only visited Basel for the interview so made a big decision based upon a one day visit! But so far things are going well. I am trying my best with basic german and everyone putting my to shame speaking excellent german French and English and I can only speak English. I need to find a job too and fingers crossed meet some new friends. Will be coming back regularly for weekends between now and feb so happy to meet for coffee and chat and help each other find our feet!
Hope you settle in ok xx
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Wow, thanks everyone!!! I feel welcome already, especially from fellow northerners/MCR folk, sometimes that mentioning Manchester can have the opposite effect.

Sorry for the delay in thanking you all however this week has been stressful attempting to plan the relocation of our cats, though fingers crossed it's all sorted now.

We get to Basel on 31st October so hopefully we'll catch up with some of you soon.

Laura

Hi Laura and Huw,
Welcome to Basel, I hope you have a fantastic time here as im having!! its wonderful here. Good luck with job hunting, sure you wil be fine. Sarah
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