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Hello everyone,

My name is Mairi and I live in Bern with my husband and three young children who are age 5, 3 and 1 all with birthdays coming up soonish. We moved here 4 years ago from Edinburgh (Scotland) for my husband's (then) new job. My youngest two children were born here.

I love it in Switzerland but my husband doesn't, although much of that has to do with his lack of German. Luckily I learned both French and German at school so already had quite a good grasp of the language when we got here.

My older two speak quite good Swiss German now so that their father can't understand them!! They go to a Spielgruppe twice a week but after that we will be homeschooling.

I have a business making and selling children's toys and dressing up clothes and am also a photographer.

Look forward to getting to 'know' you all.

Mairi
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Old 27.05.2008, 07:55
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Hello everyone,

My name is Mairi and I live in Bern with my husband and three young children who are age 5, 3 and 1 all with birthdays coming up soonish. We moved here 4 years ago from Edinburgh (Scotland) for my husband's (then) new job. My youngest two children were born here.

I love it in Switzerland but my husband doesn't, although much of that has to do with his lack of German. Luckily I learned both French and German at school so already had quite a good grasp of the language when we got here.

My older two speak quite good Swiss German now so that their father can't understand them!! They go to a Spielgruppe twice a week but after that we will be homeschooling.

I have a business making and selling children's toys and dressing up clothes and am also a photographer.

Look forward to getting to 'know' you all.

Mairi

Hi Mairi,

welcome to the forum. We have occasional drinks meets that you or hubby or both are more than welcome to join. There arre a number of members in the Bern area with littlies, myself included.

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Old 27.05.2008, 08:38
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Re: New here but not new to Bern

Hi there, i am also from scotland....i live near bern and i have a 4year old, i have lived here for 11 years now.
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Re: New here but not new to Bern

Hi Mairi,

I'm still fresh around here. Actually, I'm not even in CH yet, I'll be moving to your area in 2 months.... My wife and I have pretty weak German ourselves, so this should be interesting! Maybe your kids could give us lessons!
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