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Hi!
I'm an 18year old Australian who moved to Gais, near St Gallen at the start of the year to work as an au pair.

So far, the cold weather has kept me in the house (I'd never even seen snow before!) but am looking forward to getting out and about, seeing and trying new things. I'm also desperately looking for a netball team, as volleyball left me bruised and sore...

I'm also keen to check out some Australian restaurants - I think there's one in Wintherthur?

Claire
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Old 03.02.2012, 19:15
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Re: Aussie girl in Gais/St Gallen

Welcome to the forum!

There is the "Outback Lodge" and the "Billabong".
I've never been to the Billabong but I have been to the Outback Lodge in Zurich. I don't like it too much because they seem to try too hard to be aussie and I've never seen any Australians in there either...
But I guess you just need to try it...
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Thanks, I'll have to check it out!
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welcome to the forum I moved here from Byron 3 years ago...
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Re: Aussie girl in Gais/St Gallen

heya, welcome to the forum. There are a few aussies in Zurich, myself included. I know a few aussie au pairs. if u want me to hook u up with them lemme know.

As for aussie restaurants, the only thing aussie about the outback in stadelhofen and winterthur is that they serve aussie game meat (kangaroo, emu etc) and they have a selection of aussie beers. Thats where the aussieness ends. The layout is over the top cheesy aussie, designed for the european tourist rather than the aussie market.
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They also serve that rubbish beer in the blue can that everyone thinks aussies like
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Re: Aussie girl in Gais/St Gallen

Hi, thanks, maybe I will avoid the Aussie restaurant then.. :P
Yeah, I would love to get into contact with some more Aussie au pairs if possible thanks Piazza, or just Aussies
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hey welcome ! wow, gais that's about the last place I would expect to meet an aussie girl :-)

i hope you like it here,
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hey welcome ! wow, gais that's about the last place I would expect to meet an aussie girl :-)

i hope you like it here,
tom
I am loving it, but am starting to realise I think I am the only native English speaker in Gais which is a bit tough..
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Your out in the boondocks! ;-)
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Re: Aussie girl in Gais/St Gallen

Welcome to Cheeseville Miss Claire.

Yeah as the others pointed out, the 'Outback'..... best not to bother.

I find more pleasure in baking my own meat pies. And apparently they are better than then ones back home....

Good luck settling in, where from Oz are you ? I moved here from Brisvegas and Airlie Beach before that, big change of scenery I tell ya....

Also, viel glück und alles guete....
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Welcome to Cheeseville Miss Claire.

Yeah as the others pointed out, the 'Outback'..... best not to bother.

I find more pleasure in baking my own meat pies. And apparently they are better than then ones back home....

Good luck settling in, where from Oz are you ? I moved here from Brisvegas and Airlie Beach before that, big change of scenery I tell ya....

Also, viel glück und alles guete....
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I'm from Geelong, so seriously missing some decent footy
PLEASE send me a recipe for meat pies! I hate cooking with a passion, but will put that aside for a meat pie!!
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Go the Power!!!!!
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PLEASE send me a recipe for meat pies! I hate cooking with a passion, but will put that aside for a meat pie!!
How about Chrisso posts the recipe here... I would kill for a decent pie!

Great... now I'm sitting here daydreaming about my mother's cooking...
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The mighty Blues raring to go this season.
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Re: Aussie girl in Gais/St Gallen

CARN EAGLES !!!!!

Ok so meat pie recipie ay. Pretty easy actually. Finding the tins is the only hard part. I brought mine back from Oz but the have party pie size in Migros...

Basically I fry up a half kilo of minced beef then drain off the fat.

Then dice a large onion and fry it up with salt n pepper.

In denner they have 'Rindsragout' which I slice up smaller and fry till brown.

The following measurements I'm not sure of. I just go by taste and consistency (I like mine quite peppery).

Add about 2 cups of half of water and (also from denner) 150gm 'Braten sauce' (gravey) powder and a packet of pepper sauce powder.

Cook it all up so it's a thick sauce consistency. You've eaten plenty of pies I'm guessing so you know what to aim for.

The pastry you'll also find in Denner (my favourite shop for food in case you haven't guessed) it's called 'Blatterteig'

Allow the filling to cool down before making the pies. I simply put the pot in the fridge for a couple of hours and give it a stir a couple of times...

Oh and lightly oil the pie tins before laying the pastry in and once you've put the tops on give them a stab or 2 with a fork to allow the steam to escape. And don't overfill or you'll make a mess of the oven and they'll stick around the edges....

En guete zäme !!!
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Hi I'm a Hawks fan and the last game I saw was at MCG last Easter. Lost in front of 90,000+ crowd to the Cats. Ouch, and I was there with in-laws from Geelong.

I live and work near/in Winterthur and there is a regular Winti expats Meetup.com (expats-in-Winterthur). Not that close to you (where is Gais?) but civilized :-)

There's a new arrivals next Friday -10th at Paddy's at 18.00.

Unfortunately I won't be there (cos if you're from Geelong you prob support the Cats). The organizer Neale is likely to be there specially if you contact him in advance.

Enjoy Switzerland .. no Jan Juc beaches but the mountains are spectacular.

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Hi I'm a Hawks fan and the last game I saw was at MCG last Easter. Lost in front of 90,000+ crowd to the Cats. Ouch, and I was there with in-laws from Geelong.

I live and work near/in Winterthur and there is a regular Winti expats Meetup.com (expats-in-Winterthur). Not that close to you (where is Gais?) but civilized :-)

There's a new arrivals next Friday -10th at Paddy's at 18.00.

Unfortunately I won't be there (cos if you're from Geelong you prob support the Cats). The organizer Neale is likely to be there specially if you contact him in advance.

Enjoy Switzerland .. no Jan Juc beaches but the mountains are spectacular.

Lisa


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Go the CATS!
Thanks Lisa, a meet up sounds good, I'll just check out how easily I can get to Winterthur.
And thanks Chrisso for the recipe! I'll see how I go, and if I can tempt the people I'm living with to try it! (the Vegemite remains untouched in the cupboard...)
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.... thanks for the photo, I can see we are never going to get along!!

Lisa, still devoted to the once-Mighty Hawks
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Re: Aussie girl in Gais/St Gallen

hi welcome to Switzerland & EF.Just one thing lets try & not talk about the footy just yet.I have spent the last 4 months trying to forget that last quarter.Makes a grown(?) man cry into his beer.

CARN THE PIES
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