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New to Switzerland in Luzern (Root) area

Hi! We're from Western Australia and we moved to Switzerland at the end of November last year. My husband worked for Schindler in Australia and applied for (and was accepted) a position at Schindler Head Office in Ebikon. So here we are, no family, no friends, just us ....

Our kids - two boys aged 5 and 8 - go to the Four Forest International School in Luzern, so they haven't really had an opportunity to meet many of the local kids either. Would love to hear from anyone close-by, especially if you also have young kids.

Hubby tends to travel alot too, so would love to make some girlie friends I can have a drink with.

Julie
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Hi fellow West Aussies
I too come from Perth unfortunatley not living so close to you, but welcome! how are you finding swiss life?
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Hi Christina89. Where in Perth are you from? We're from northern suburbs - Greenwood. How long have you been in Switzerland and what brought you here? We're liking Switzerland, but I have found myself a bit down these school holidays as we still don't know too many people. My boys go to school in Luzern, so they don't know many local kids yet and the weather has been crappy, so we've been locked up in the apartment for most of the time.

Hi Uncle Max, are you Australian or just very friendly?
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Re: New to Switz in Luzern (Root) area

Welcome to Luzern!

Don't have any kids myself, but know there's a bunch of expat families about in the area.

If you're on FB, try joining the group for Luzern and Central Switzerland.
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Thanks Cyrus. Done.

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Welcome to Luzern!

Don't have any kids myself, but know there's a bunch of expat families about in the area.

If you're on FB, try joining the group for Luzern and Central Switzerland.
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We're from northern suburbs - Greenwood.
Hey, there was a half decent pub in Greenwood that did decent food - I forget it's name.
We spent 3 yrs in the area....miss the blue sky......
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Ha! That's funny, it is called The Greenwood.

When were you there?

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We spent 3 yrs in the area....miss the blue sky......
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Hi Greenwood, I grew up in Mt Hawthorn but have lived north aswell in Nollamara for the last year or so before i left. I've been here for 7 or 8 months now.. I came for an extended holiday working as a nanny.. but have a few friends around the area, hence why i chose switzerland however my aussie friend who worked across in the next house has now gone home so now the day are quite long and a bit more boring... I feel you pain being stuck inside with the kids in this weather at the moment is not too fun good to hear your enjoying it.. i think it's always a bit hard untill yoy meet people in the area.. even now i find it hard a lot of our neighbours don't really even speak to us as the kids speak english aswell.. How long have you been here for? How old are you kids? I found some play groups were quite good to meet people in the area with kids
I hope your enjoying the few nice days that we do have and exploring all the good things switzerland has to offer during the school holidays

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Hi Christina89. Where in Perth are you from? We're from northern suburbs - Greenwood. How long have you been in Switzerland and what brought you here? We're liking Switzerland, but I have found myself a bit down these school holidays as we still don't know too many people. My boys go to school in Luzern, so they don't know many local kids yet and the weather has been crappy, so we've been locked up in the apartment for most of the time.

Hi Uncle Max, are you Australian or just very friendly?
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We've only been here since the end of November. My boys are aged 5 and 8 so I think they're a bit passed Playgroups (unless the Swiss ones are different to Aust). Thank God school hols are just about over.
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Hi Greenwood,

I shall be moving to Luzern within the next few weeks and am in the market for some vino drinking friends

I shall PM you once im over to arrange a meet up, once im settled or have unpacked..depending how soon I will need that wine. I also have a little boy so would be happy to tag along to parks, farms etc too!
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Re: New to Switzerland in Luzern (Root) area

Hi Greenwood,

Welcome to Lozärn

We live in Inwil which is more or less next door to you. I'm swiss and my wife Jo is English and has lived here since 1998. We have 2 kids who are going to turn 5 (boy) and 2 (girl) this summer.

Just send us a PM if you'd like to hang out sometime
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That's great. Any idea where in Luzern yet, or do you mean actually IN Luzern?


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Hi Greenwood,

I shall be moving to Luzern within the next few weeks and am in the market for some vino drinking friends

I shall PM you once im over to arrange a meet up, once im settled or have unpacked..depending how soon I will need that wine. I also have a little boy so would be happy to tag along to parks, farms etc too!
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Hello and welcome to Switzerland
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That's great. Any idea where in Luzern yet, or do you mean actually IN Luzern?
We shall be IN Luzern for the time being, perhaps we will move further afield once we know the areas a little better.
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Re: New to Switzerland in Luzern (Root) area

Hi, I have also just moved here a month ago. My husband has been here for a year and also works for Schindler. We moved from the Uk but I originally come from South Africa. We also live in Root, so it would be great to meet up. Let me know.
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Hi Ahatch, would live to meet up, where in Root are you? We're just up the hill from D4. My pm if you want to drop me a line.

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Hi, have sent you pm on the email you gave.
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Hi Greenwood, did send you a pm. Not sure if you got it but like to meet up if still ok
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Welcome to LUZERN!
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