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Old 01.05.2008, 10:47
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Hi,
Just thought I would introduce myself.
I have lived in Switzerland for over 15 years. I started life as an engineer, but now I am a full time book author and occasional magazine feature article writer.
I arrived in Switzerland with my wife and three children, but sadly we now only have two children.
We are all Australian, but could also be said to be somewhat integrated into Switzerland.
My main aim in joining this forum is not to ask questions, but possibly after reading many of the threads to offer some answers or advice.
In the past 15 years we have seen the good, the bad and the ugly of living here.
Ciao,
Gyro.
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Old 01.05.2008, 11:36
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Re: Not new to Switzerland, but new to forum

Hi Gyro,

Welcome to the forum! I look forward to reading your anecdotes about the good, bad and ugly and hearing your insights on living in Switzerland. I've only been here three years and have learned much, but still have much more to learn.

Also, my deepest condolences on the loss of your child. No parent wants to bury a child...

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Hi,
Just thought I would introduce myself.
I have lived in Switzerland for over 15 years. I started life as an engineer, but now I am a full time book author and occasional magazine feature article writer.
I arrived in Switzerland with my wife and three children, but sadly we now only have two children.
We are all Australian, but could also be said to be somewhat integrated into Switzerland.
My main aim in joining this forum is not to ask questions, but possibly after reading many of the threads to offer some answers or advice.
In the past 15 years we have seen the good, the bad and the ugly of living here.
Ciao,
Gyro.

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Hi,
Just thought I would introduce myself.
I have lived in Switzerland for over 15 years. I started life as an engineer, but now I am a full time book author and occasional magazine feature article writer.
I arrived in Switzerland with my wife and three children, but sadly we now only have two children.
We are all Australian, but could also be said to be somewhat integrated into Switzerland.
My main aim in joining this forum is not to ask questions, but possibly after reading many of the threads to offer some answers or advice.
In the past 15 years we have seen the good, the bad and the ugly of living here.
Ciao,
Gyro.

Welcome to the forum.
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Hi,
Just thought I would introduce myself.
I have lived in Switzerland for over 15 years. I started life as an engineer, but now I am a full time book author and occasional magazine feature article writer.
I arrived in Switzerland with my wife and three children, but sadly we now only have two children.
We are all Australian, but could also be said to be somewhat integrated into Switzerland.
My main aim in joining this forum is not to ask questions, but possibly after reading many of the threads to offer some answers or advice.
In the past 15 years we have seen the good, the bad and the ugly of living here.
Ciao,
Gyro.
Welcome to the forum, we've only been here for 6 months so it will be helpful to find out more about the culture and look forward to reading your threads
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Old 01.05.2008, 17:55
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Welcome to the forum, we've only been here for 6 months so it will be helpful to find out more about the culture and look forward to reading your threads
Hi,
You are asking me about culture, I am Australian I have trouble spelling the word
By the way the culture of this country changes with the various borders.
I live in Hillbilly land.
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Old 01.05.2008, 17:59
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Re: Not new to Switzerland, but new to forum

LOL I have difficulties with English and I'm born there, have a look at my thread about the English language and then you'll understand. The culture of this country seems very diverse but not had a bad experience yet (fingers crossed and touching wood at the same time).
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Old 01.05.2008, 18:05
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LOL I have difficulties with English and I'm born there, have a look at my thread about the English language and then you'll understand. The culture of this country seems very diverse but not had a bad experience yet (fingers crossed and touching wood at the same time).
Wait until you take your car for its MFK .
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Wait until you take your car for its MFK .
Ciao,
Gyro.
You've lost me there, we've not got a car yet but looking into trying to get one soon. Whats MFK when it's at home?
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Old 01.05.2008, 18:26
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You've lost me there, we've not got a car yet but looking into trying to get one soon. Whats MFK when it's at home?
MFK = Motorfahrzeugkontrolle. In England they call it a MOT. Roadworthy inspection.
You will learn all about this when you purchase a car.
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Thank you, will keep my eye out for that one. Our cars in the UK never passed their MOT so should be fun over here. Hope you enjoy the forum.
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