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Hi there,

Ive been in Zurich for a couple of weeks now. Im Swedish, married to a Brit. He has a job, Im job searching. Finding things a bit complicated since I dont speak German.

Would be great to meet up with others who are starting out in Zurich, and who perhaps are in a similar situation.

Am also trying to sort out our flat. Are there any nice interior shops in town...like Habitat, Heals etc? The department stores are a bit pricey (and some a bit nana) and IKEA is a bit far away...well to far to carry things anyway and we dont have a car.

Any idea where to get a freezer from? Need an additional, cheap, poss 2nd hand one since the compartment we have is a bit small.

Whats the Swiss equivalent of B&Q? Im after some MDF board.

Loads of questions and not sure who to ask.

Thanks, H
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Old 13.11.2008, 13:51
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Re: New arrival - Hi!

Welcome to the forum...

If you need a cheap freezer, you can always find a cheap new one at Fust or Conforama.

As for B&Q, that would be Hornbach for Switzerland.

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Re: New arrival - Hi!

Hi H
Welcome to the forum, Ikea deliver if you want large items from them, and for meeting people why not check the calendar for the next meet up and go along
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Re: New arrival - Hi!

Welcome to the Forum, Helena.
As you say, a whole load of questions in your Intro.
Unfortunately for you, the title of an Intro like this doesn't catch the eye of the DIY chaps and girls who might know where best to obtain MFD. Really, you'd be better off putting specific questions in specific parts of the Forum, but to start off with, have a look through the Threads in the areas which interest you. You can search Posts, Thread and Tags, so you should find something somewhere. Also, Market Place > for Sale and Free Stuff might be helpful as expats who move on are sometimes desperate to get rid of larger bits of furniture etc. It is simply not worth moving them to yet another destination. The local paper might have something or there is sometimes an Ads board in the Migros. Just check the words you will need first.
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Hi there,

Ive been in Zurich for a couple of weeks now. Im Swedish, married to a Brit. He has a job, Im job searching. Finding things a bit complicated since I dont speak German.

Would be great to meet up with others who are starting out in Zurich, and who perhaps are in a similar situation.

Am also trying to sort out our flat. Are there any nice interior shops in town...like Habitat, Heals etc? The department stores are a bit pricey (and some a bit nana) and IKEA is a bit far away...well to far to carry things anyway and we dont have a car.

Any idea where to get a freezer from? Need an additional, cheap, poss 2nd hand one since the compartment we have is a bit small.

Whats the Swiss equivalent of B&Q? Im after some MDF board.

Loads of questions and not sure who to ask.

Thanks, H
MDF is banned in many countries due to the dust content when cut/drilled and it's links to the big C, so maybe you can't get it here. I would say Jumbo or Bau Hobby would be your best bet.
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Old 13.11.2008, 15:32
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Re: New arrival - Hi!

Welcome to the EF. Have a great time navigating on this forum, which is definitely a great source of information helping to settle down here. Shop-wise, for the starter, I would go as suggested to IKEA to get inexpensive stuff. The BBQ I would try to get from one of the places such as COOP Bau, MIGROS and perhaps visit the shopping centre as the one in Kilwagnen-Spreitenbach, which is located closer to Baden. Meet in quite expensive here but shopping in Germany is one of the cheaper options. Anyway once you have settled and get your address, there will be lots of mail coming to your post-box. Good luck with choosing
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Re: New arrival - Hi!

Hey Helena, just wondering... are you the same Swede married to a Brit who came to the Talacker after being in the country only five days? If so, welcome to the forum and welcome once more to Switzerland!

This forum is great to search through... and be alert for neighbours moving out, we had one nearby who had a heap of stuff out waiting for pick-up, and she told us to take whatever we wanted...
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Re: New arrival - Hi!

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Hi there,

Ive been in Zurich for a couple of weeks now. Im Swedish, married to a Brit. He has a job, Im job searching. Finding things a bit complicated since I dont speak German.

Would be great to meet up with others who are starting out in Zurich, and who perhaps are in a similar situation.

Am also trying to sort out our flat. Are there any nice interior shops in town...like Habitat, Heals etc? The department stores are a bit pricey (and some a bit nana) and IKEA is a bit far away...well to far to carry things anyway and we dont have a car.

Any idea where to get a freezer from? Need an additional, cheap, poss 2nd hand one since the compartment we have is a bit small.

Whats the Swiss equivalent of B&Q? Im after some MDF board.

Loads of questions and not sure who to ask.

Thanks, H
what part of Sweden , my wife is from the North
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Re: New arrival - Hi!

Welcome to the forum. I also moved to Zurich Affoltern a few weeks ago from Ireland. It's difficult to find your footing in the beginning, especially when you don't speak the language. I don't speak German yet either but I am really looking forward to starting classes.

Good luck with the DIY. We got alot of stuff in Ikea and had it delivered. The smaller stuff was loaded into a taxi as we don't drive either.

What part of Zurich do you live in? I hope you settle in nicely.

Carmen G
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