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Old 27.10.2017, 14:38
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American in Fribourg

Greetings all,

I am not new to Switzerland - but am new to the Forum. Been living here since 2001. Have lived in Montreux, Zurich and now have settled in the Fribourg area. Any other english speakers near by? Drop me a note and say hello!

I am a yoga teacher, dog lover, nature wanderer and looking to connect with fellow expats in the area.

PM if you get a chance.

Jenn
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Old 27.10.2017, 14:47
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Re: American in Fribourg

Hey, welcome to the forum.

I'm based in Fribourg and could always use a good excuse to get out more.
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We have an English speaking club in Murten.

On Saturday at 3 pm we will be on top of Mont Vully (about 15 oldies), carving pumpkins for Halloween. We then eat pumpkin soup, bread and cheese and cake.

If you want to come along, wear warm clothes (It's in a hut with a log fire) bring knife, fork, spoon, bowl, plate, small edible pumkin and tools to carve your pumpkin. Also bring drink for yourself, and a small cake.

We usually go home between 8 & 9. There is a small kitchen and toilet there. You can bring your man & the dog if they behave.

"Les Vernes, 1586 Vallamand" https://www.google.ch/maps/dir/46.93...8775,7.0399889,

with a log fire) bring knife, fork, spoon, bowl, plate, small edible pumkin and tools to carve your pumpkin. Also bring drink for yourself, and a small cake.

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Old 27.10.2017, 18:44
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We have an English speaking club in Murten.

On Saturday at 3 pm we will be on top of Mont Vully (about 15 oldies), carving pumpkins for Halloween. We then eat pumpkin soup, bread and cheese and cake.

If you want to come along, wear warm clothes (It's in a hut with a log fire) bring knife, fork, spoon, bowl, plate, small edible pumkin and tools to carve your pumpkin. Also bring drink for yourself, and a small cake.

We usually go home between 8 & 9. There is a small kitchen and toilet there. You can bring the dog if he behaves.

"Les Vernes, 1586 Vallamand" https://www.google.ch/maps/dir/46.93...8775,7.0399889,

We have an English speaking club in Murten.

On Saturday at 3 pm we will be on top of Mont Vully (about 15 oldies), carving pumpkins for Halloween. We then eat pumpkin soup, bread and cheese and cake.

If you want to come along, wear warm clothes (It's in a hut with a log fire) bring knife, fork, spoon, bowl, plate, small edible pumkin and tools to carve your pumpkin. Also bring drink for yourself, and a small cake.

We usually go home between 8 & 9. There is a small kitchen and toilet there. You can bring your man & the dog if they behave.

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Why is the text double - because it's for oldies?

Hi, jennperrenoud, welcome to the forum.
Oh, and they have an English speaking club in Murten. On Saturday at 3 pm they ....
just kidding, Sbrinz. Sounds like a good offer to meet people.

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I have just updated my browser, maybe a reboot is a good idea.
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Thanks! I tried to thank this post but I don't see the Thanks button. Any idea why?
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Hi Jenn,

New accounts are put in a sandbox for a while. One of the things you can't do is use the thanks button.

(I think you need 10 posts, but since you can't search "thank" here I can never find the thread.)
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Hi Jenn,

New accounts are put in a sandbox for a while. One of the things you can't do is use the thanks button.

(I think you need 10 posts, but since you can't search "thank" here I can never find the thread.)
Yes, you need 10 posts before you can thank (or groan) someone's post.
Some forums such as General Off Topic don't have thanks and groan buttons.
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Re: American in Fribourg

Do they still sell Pies in Manor in Fribourg?
Always meant to check this out - Le Pie used to advertise these and they looked quite scrumptious.

Was looking for a "local" to try them out before I made the Trek

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Always meant to check this out - Le Pie used to advertise these and they looked quite scrumptious.

Was looking for a "local" to try them out before I made the Trek

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Yes they do, but only when I haven't purchase all their stock!
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Welcome to the Forum, from a fellow American in Zurich!
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Thanks - been there long? I lived there from 2004 til 2009. Loved it.
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Ive been here in Zurich almost 3 years. Love it as well!
A lovely big-little city with plenty of chances to escape on grey days (good airport and quick trip to mountains to get to sun
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Welcome to the EF and Fribourg. Been in Switzerland over 20 years, always in canton FR .
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Same here PaddyG, right down to nearly 20 years in the same commune.
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Same here PaddyG, right down to nearly 20 years in the same commune.
I feel like a teenager
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We have an English speaking club in Murten.
Welcome aboard, Jenn! I hope you're enjoying the Fribourg area. What a lovely old town, and I love being able to speak both French and German there! Isn't it fun being able to tell all your friends that you live in that no-man's land known as the "Röstigraben"?

Sbrinz, could you please tell me more about the English speaking club in Murten? I've lived here since 2000 and never knew we had one of those! I'd be delighted to meet everyone so long as the indoctrination process isn't too rigorous (or painful). I'm amazed to know that there are at least 15 other English, American, Canadian and other Anglo-Saxons in this quaint little town! Maybe I should spend more time at the Irish Pub, but at 9 Francs a pint, I can't afford the Guinness around here.

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I kinda like the novelty of not only living in an officially bilingual canton, but in a bilingual commune that actually straddles the fried potato ditch .
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Re: American in Fribourg

Hello Jennifer! I am new to the English Forum. I practise Yoga too, and resonates when you say you are a dog lover!! I had to leave mine behind, in Pondicherry - India, for the time being. I live in Bern... we could meet up for a coffee/chat, am seeking friends to discover more of this Country, as I've moved in recently!
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Re: American in Fribourg

I have a question about Fribourg. I see that city is French/German speaking. Does it mean that I can choose to put my kids in either French or German school.

I ask because they do not speak neither of these two but I would prefer German as I find it more useful in Switzerland (only my opinion, no insult)
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