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Old 27.07.2009, 14:03
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No Place like home [TV series]

Did anyone watch the most recent episode of 'No Place like Home' on ITV?

24th July 2009 (10:3011:25) No Place Like Home?
Peter and Gillian Barnes live in Switzerland with their son Dillon. Gillian misses home but Peter wants to stay where they are. They decide to spend a week in the UK where Catherine will show them properties, schools and job options so they can see the possibilities if they want to return to Britain. But will they decide to come home or stick with life in the Swiss Alps?

I wouldn't be surprised in Peter and Gillian are on EF, if so, well done on your decision
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Re: No Place like home - Friday 24th July

Why on earth would somebody want to live anywhere else than here? Except of course, if family and friends are the deciding factor, in which case such persons should not even consider living anywhere else than their own country.

Everytime I visit another country, especially the UK, I want to kiss the ground whenever I land in Geneva again.

I am truly in love with this place.
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Everytime I visit another country, especially the UK, I want to kiss the ground whenever I land in Geneva again
Ouch, that hurt As much as I like living in Switzerland, there is still no place like home, and I feel very grateful that I have the choice.
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Re: No Place like home - Friday 24th July

It`s the ones that move away to Australia and places like that amaze me on these types of programs and after only five minutes from arriving they want to rush back home, why? oh why? do they even bother
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Re: No Place like home - Friday 24th July

Sorry to have missed it - I saw the one the week before about a couple who had moved to Australia.

She loved it, he hated it, but they'd managed to stick it out for five years. The show concluded that they would stay in Oz, until the credits began to roll and the voiceover announced that they'd changed their minds and were going back to the UK after all!

Updated.. Just took a look at the ITV website. Looks like they're in the process of making a second series and are looking for people to take part: http://www.itv.com/Lifestyle/NoPlace...e/default.html
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Re: No Place like home - Friday 24th July

Good decision.
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Re: No Place like home - Friday 24th July

On yesterday's program, they featured a couple living in Baselland who decided to return to Bristol. It was interesting, seeing the decision. Logically, the better job and house were here, but emotionally, the wife and kids felt better there in the UK.
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No Place Like Home? - ITV series (UK)

Hi all

Thought some of you may be interested in watching a couple of episodes of this series which are currently available to view online via the link below:

http://www.itv.com/ITVPlayer/Program...=1&Filter=1220

As someone contemplating moving to Switzerland and an addict of these type of shows in general I was somewhat excited (I know, need to get a life) once I realised that last Thursday's episode featured a couple considering leaving CH for the UK. I watched it yesterday and it gave a good insight into their lives in CH which I found very interesting. Just checked and that particular episode (Thursday 6th August) is available to view for another 24 days.

Scrolling down the list of other episodes noticed that Friday 24th July's episode also features Switzerland (oh lordy, gonna have to contain myself ) Anyways, am off to view that one myself now. It is available to view for another 11 days.

Happy watching. Apologies if this has already been posted.

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PS. Just thought, it may not be possible to view this content if you are not accessing the internet from within the UK. Have just done a quick search online and it seems that you may have to view via a proxy server. There seems to be a fair bit of instruction online as to how to do this. This is not my field of expertise and it means diddly squat to me - just pointing it out out of the goodness of my heart.
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Re: No Place like home [TV series]

Just to clarify, my post above was posted as a new thread but the kind mods have tagged it on to an existing discussion.
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Just to clarify, my post above was posted as a new thread but the kind mods have tagged it on to an existing discussion.
Indeed I did Since we already had a thread about the show, I just merged the two.

I've been watching that show with some curiousity. Very strange to see not only a couple living in Basel thinking of moving, but also ones who were living in small suburban town near Cleveland Ohio in the US where I grew up (and was damned glad to escape from years ago!).
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Re: No Place like home [TV series]

Thanks Evilshell! Actually I was a bit shocked re. the Basel couple's decision as I was sure he would talk her into staying because of his job. Also I noted there didn't seem to be any mention as to whether she spoke German or not, which would have made a huge difference to her experience.
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Thanks Evilshell! Actually I was a bit shocked re. the Basel couple's decision as I was sure he would talk her into staying because of his job. Also I noted there didn't seem to be any mention as to whether she spoke German or not, which would have made a huge difference to her experience.
I was surprised, too. It was probably a big mistake for them to leave, at least in this climate. But on the other hand, I understand where she was coming from. Living in a small village outside of Basel it is hard to integrate, even when you do speak German. I had some friends who did that a few years back, they couldn't take the village life anymore, even though the wife spoke quite good German.
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Re: No Place like home [TV series]

Oh dear....(at the village life bit.) Cazz makes a mental note not to settle in one... (we plan to move to CH in the next year or two - once economies start picking up basically.)

Both hubby and I speak German (we lived in Germany for 10 years) and husband is from Kosovo so we will need to pick somewhere to settle wisely methinks. Am a wee bit worried about the general sentiment towards Yugoslavians in general but I guess this is one downside of CH that we will need to come to terms with. Thinking about it, those kind of attitudes towards foreigners are not that much different to the UK really and hubby has done well here and has been accepted into the fold by his colleagues so I should have a little more faith in mankind I suppose.
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