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    Default hi!

    Hi Coffee, sorry, these school holidays have been crazy!! We went away in the first week to a little town in the country. It was fun but unfortunately my dh had some troubles with a wisdom tooth and was in severe pain! He was pumped with pain killers for the whole time which meant he was quite sleepy which therefore meant I was left to entertain the kids. I didn't mind too much, I had fun with them, but I was looking forward to long solitary bush walks which obviously didn't happen. Never mind.
    You sound just like my dh! He also played icehockey and can't get enough of the motor sports. Is your dh into it too?
    Yes my migrain did go, thanks. I think it was a first and hopefully the last!!
    Apart from the school holiday mayhem, I've been quite busy lately as I've just upped my work a bit. That's ok because I love my work, but it means I have to be more organised for all the other things. I don't posess those amazing Swiss skills of being extremely organised with the house in complete order. Are you like that? It seems alot of Swiss are and Japanese are quite good at it too. My dh has been training me rather than the other way around!! It's not that I can't or don't do things, it's just that Swiss and Japanese people seem to have such a great technique of getting things done efficiently and with time left over!! How do you do it?
    Have a nice weekend!!

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    Sorry, it's been ages again.

    I just seem like not having enough time for everything I plan..

    We just had a major renovation done at the house, we got a new kitchen and new floor tiles, so we're in the process of cleaning and settling again.

    My husband isn't into Icehockey at all but mainly because he doesn't understand the rules and can't see the puck

    He loves the moto gp and Rugby league though, so that's fun to watch together.
    I hope the boys will get into Rugby as well, so we can take them to watch a few games when they're older.

    I'm an unusual swiss, I'm rather a messy person, instead of having everything neat and tidy. And I rather finish work on the last bit, than ages before the deadline is.
    I generally also leave the house just early enough to be at a place on time. Not that I have to wait somewhere for ages.

    I've started about 1 month ago at Tafe in Brisbane with a Tourism and hospitality course. It's alot of work and takes also up a lot of time but it's interesting. I hope I manage to keep up with it and finish at least the 1st semester, all up, the course takes 2 yrs but I don't know, if I can do that. It's just not so easy, the kids are still very young and take a lot of time, which I should spend with studying. But we'll see. I take it as it comes, if I can finish it, good if not, it doesn't matter.

    Last Saturday, my older one celebrated his 3rd Birthday. He was really happy with his present. He got one of these massive Tonka Trucks and he's pushing it through the house and out in the backyard.
    He wouldn't go anywhere w/o it.
    According to him, he had the best Birthday ever. Sure, it's the first BD he really understands but still it's cute to hear.
    He tells everyone, who looks at his truck, that this is his and he got that for his BD.
    He's normally really good with sharing his toys but noone is allowed to touch his truck.
    In the beginning it was cute but now it starts to get a bit annoying. But if I say, we leave his turck at home, he throws a massive tantrum. He's just so obsessed with that..

    Hope you guys stayed healthy and didn't catch the flu germs.
    We avoided them so far, my husband was sick over the weekend but he's much better now. Hope none of the boys is getting it.

    Now, I have to finish the last chapter of Harry Potter. I can't believe, it has taken me so long to finish it.

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    hello all you swiss girls
    we have just moved to adelaide 6months ago from near zurich. It def. is a great change and we love it here.Just that we miss our social circle....i think getting to know ppl is hte hardest part of moving.
    I am 33 and DH is 35 our little daughter is 2.5.

    I maynot be a promt replier but i would like to join you in your chats .
    are you from the german or the french or the italian part of CH?

    keep in touch
    sups

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    Hello and welcome to Bubhub and Australia.

    I'm sure, you'll find heaps of people near your area on this forum and soon will make new friends. I know, it's not easy in the beginning but it will get better.

    I'm for over 2 years now in australia and it feels like home to me.
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    Hi there, just stumbled over this thread.
    I'm swiss, DP is Aussie. We met here 8 years ago and after 3 years of long distance relationship I moved to Australia in 2002. We have one son, who is 11 months old now. Oh yes, we live in Sydney.
    Just wondering, what do you miss most/least about Switzerland?

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    Oh madlaine
    i miss the fondue part of switzerland and the gluehwein.......of course teh rest of it is not to be said.was just wondering if one could get a fondue mixture at the superstores or at cheese specialist shops.
    take care have a nice time
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    Hi,

    welcome to Buhub, sorry, haven't seen that post for ages, there aren't that many swiss people on the forum, I believe, we are the only ones (some are probably hiding..)

    What I miss from Switzerland? Not that much..

    The cheese (appenzeller, Gruyere and Emmentaler ) the mountains, the bread, the Kirschstaengeli and yeah, in Winter the Gluehwein. Aldi had Gluehwein last winter but only alcoholfree and it didn't taste that good..

    what I don't miss, are this over punctual people, where always have a crowded appointement planer and you need to let them know a couple month in advanced, that you wanna go out, otherwise, they're too busy..

    The way how certain foreigner get treated in switzerland is also something I dislike.

    And of course, the narrow minded people, I could go on about those forever..

    And what I can't get over, is the fact, that everything, or a lot, is soo expensive. That shocked me extreme, when I was over there on holiday. When you live and work there, you don't notice it so much but once you go back on holiday, it's shocking..

    Sueps, I donno about that Fondue mix but you could try out the F.Mayer Imports those are the ones who import lots of european stuff, incl. swiss cheese, to Australia, NZ and the Pacific region. If someone, then those will have it.

    You may can send them a mail or something and ask, if they know if you can buy that here and where..

    HTH
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