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Old 03.01.2012, 13:01
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Just moved to Gilly from Chicago

cHICAGOMy name is Deborah. Just moved to Gilly with my teenage son to work as a Global Manager. Was a design engineer fro 16 years. So starting a new chapter. I am just now learning French so having a hard time reading mail and such. Would welcome any tips and need to know information from anyone willing to lend some advice.

Happy New Year!
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Old 03.01.2012, 13:33
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Old 30.01.2012, 21:20
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Re: Just moved to Gilly from Chicago

Welcome to the Forum. I also live in Gilly and like it very much. We moved here last year in April. If you need some advice please let me now. I am also learning French!
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cHICAGOMy name is Deborah. Just moved to Gilly with my teenage son to work as a Global Manager. Was a design engineer fro 16 years. So starting a new chapter. I am just now learning French so having a hard time reading mail and such. Would welcome any tips and need to know information from anyone willing to lend some advice.

Happy New Year!
Hi, my name is Deborah too... we've just moved to Gilly last week. My husband works in Geneva and I'm a stay home mum to 2 little ones. My french is useless but I'm forever on google translate! Drop me a line if you ever fancy a cup of coffee!
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Re: Just moved to Gilly from Chicago

welcome to the forum deborah!
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Re: Just moved to Gilly from Chicago

Some years ago, I had the good fortune to live in Chicago. What an absolutely marvellous city it is!

Welcome to the Forum and Gilly - I live in La Côte region some of the time.
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Re: Just moved to Gilly from Chicago

Hey, welcome to Switzerland and the Forum! I just moved to the Zurich area a few months ago - also from Chicago. Good luck with the French and settling in!
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Re: Just moved to Gilly from Chicago

One of my favorite cities, Chitown...Oh how I do miss summer evenings with friends at Ravinia
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Re: Just moved to Gilly from Chicago

Hi there
We applied for a place to rent in Gilly which was accepted today (quite close to the school). We have two daughters, aged almost 4 and 18 months, and my wife will also stay at home to look after the girls. She doesn't drive, and I was worried about her being isolated (in winter), but it seems a nice place to live with the mountain views we were looking for.

How have you found living there?

Thanks.
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Re: Just moved to Gilly from Chicago

I absolutely love living in Gilly! I live near the school too. My little ones are 2 and 1 so we can arrange a play date! I'll try to figure out how to send a private message.
Good luck with the move!
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Re: Just moved to Gilly from Chicago

I also live in Gilly and we have a 12 month old girl that likes being outside. If you like we could meet on the playground (my little one likes the swing very much).
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Old 30.04.2012, 01:02
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Re: Just moved to Gilly from Chicago

Super! I just sent you a private message to arrange a meet up!
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Re: Just moved to Gilly from Chicago

Hello!
I live just down the road from Gilly in Vinzel, and have been here for what seems like an eternity.... Feel free to contact me if you have any questions - I'd be more than happy to help!
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Re: Just moved to Gilly from Chicago

Hi everyone,

Thanks for all of the replies. I haven't been on the site for quite some time so wasn't ignoring. I actually love it here in Gilly. The area is beautiful. I am a single mom of a teenage son so findng things to do in common is a little challenging. I travel alot and so far haven't really ventured out too much since being in Switzerland other than to find a new place to buy groceries. LOL

I would like some more tips on where to go and things to do. Appropriate for my age of course, not young but not old. I love music, shopping, eating and bolwing. (Will eventually try one of the alleys) Any suggestions?
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Re: Just moved to Gilly from Chicago

Going on a year after my first post, I can only say my time in Switzerland has been quite challenging. Work has been absolutely great but my social life is all but none existent. I guess partly because I traveled so much the first 6 months.

It would be really nice to really meet my neighbors as I tend to stay inside when not working.

Anyway, hope you all had a Merry Christmas. I don't come here often so you can email me at but you can PM me

Happy New year!!

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Re: Just moved to Gilly from Chicago

So much to really say about living here especially being a single parent. Are you the gentleman I met in the summer, in the yard?

I understand your wife doesn't drive, has that changed? I only know a few places to shop but would be more than happy to bring a long a friend. I also have a friend here with young children.
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