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To be... a Londoner in the Ticino Alps...

Hello Folks,
Name's Toby. Recently moved to the Alps in Ticino (near Bellinzona). Fell in love with a wonderful girl called Fra in London two years ago and we're getting married in Aug.

Bit about me...
JOB HISTORY: Child actor. Trained in Meisner Technique. Part time model.
Tailor/Manager for Aquascutum (couldn't stomach the fickle snobbery).
Engineer in The Futures Exchange (couldn't stomach the ruthless pursuit of money (God Bless Marc Allen)).
Voluntary Campaigner for 4 years for Oxfam at the English music festivals.
Medical Sales Rep specialising in Diagnostics and Surgical Equipment.
RECENT JOB: Freelance Marketing Consultant/Director for 3 companies and Events Manager in Advertising Promotions.
INTERESTS: Free style street dance, World Cuisine, Live Music, Escoteric Philosophy, neuroscience and consciousness, hardcore physics,
unification of eastern and western medicine, painting etc etc.
TRAVELLED: India, Nepal, Europe, America (Indonesia in Sept!!).
LANGUAGES: Basic German, French, Italian.
MUSIC: Old school black female solo artists, anything from the 60's, David Gray, Paulo Nuttini, Beth Gibbons, Eva Cassidy, any Trance...
BEST FRIENDS: Fra (Venus Incarnate/Mother Theresa), Philipos (homeless greek conceptual artist with a moheccan. Only wears black.),
Will (a true genius crippled by manic depression),
Nick (Gay Actor and the funniest man on Earth), Helen (Earth Angel and Photographer), Prem and Voytek (Gold hearted Hoxtonite photographers setting the trend), Paul and Amy (Fairy folk from the forest. Magic's afoot), Umber (Psychedelic Gandulf from Rome- PARTY, PARTY, PARTY.)
SPIRITUAL PATH: Sufi Mysticism. Teacher's name is Llewelyn.
APPEARANCE: A young David Bowie but 6'4" tall.
CORE BELIEF: (Lennon got it right so why change it...)
LOVE IS THE ANSWER.

I TAKE OFF MY HAT TO ANY EX-PAT WHO READ ALL OF THAT.
GREETINGS FROM CYBER-SPACE.
Tobes
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Old 10.06.2007, 05:02
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Wow, you covered a lot of ground in that post. Welcome to the forum, and I hope that Bellinzona is treating you well so far.
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Bellinzona is a lovely place. Apparently, based on what you earn and what you pay in tax, rent, health insurance, etc. it is the place in Switzerland where you have the most real disposable income. That was on the radio this week, SWMBO told me.

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Re: To be... a Londoner in the Ticino Alps...

Thanks Rockster.
Something to look forward to. Still trying to sort out visas and permits so that I can start working. Everyone seems to grow a lot of their own produce here which probably cuts down on costs. That combined with high earnings and a lot of old money about. The people also seem to feel guilty if they are not working a 14 hour day. Just like being back in old blighty!
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