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Stonehedge

Member since Feb 2012 • Last active Feb 2016

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    Reasons for my interest, in order of precedence.

    • I spend three weeks a year in German speaking countries for skiing, climbing, hiking and football. It'd be nice to have basic conversational German nailed.
    • I have lots of German speaking business contacts. If I discover that I enjoy learning the basics I'd like to spend the next few years developing my skills so I'd maybe be able to take advantage of various opportunities I may have with German speaking organisations.
    • It is likely I will be living in a German speaking part of Switzerland for a period in a few years time.

    I like the suggestion of doing a GCSE course to start with.

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    Thanks. Now I know some useful words for the next time I get my finger stuck in an otter.

    It has been a long time since I have studied a language so I'm really not sure what works best for me or where to start. Maybe I just need to try something and see how it goes.

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    I want to learn to speak German.

    Recommendations for ways to learn if I have one evening a week to spare for attending a course/class?

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    I had a bit of a nightmare with Swiss with some snowshoes. They charged me ~CHF120 to take them on board. When I spoke to them about skis they said they only take them free as part of your 1 x 23kg allowance. Every time I spoke to somebody else, they told me differently.

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    Even if you include the cost of transporting the skis if you are flying?

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    Just waiting at Zurich airport after two weeks of snowshoeing and skiing in Zermatt and Saas-Fee. Can barely move my legs. Have somehow lost weight too despite the insane cheese intake.

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    Poooooowdeeeeeer!

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    Our cat did that at that age. He was just playing, annoying and painful though it is. He stopped when we stopped reacting to him. We found that us shooing/shouting/spraying at him was part of the game. Lock him out of the bedroom and ignore the cries.

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    @edscoble I'm going to be skiing in Zermatt and Saas-Fee for the next couple of weeks. Could you tell me which tyres I should fit to my skis? I'm not too worried about punctures but traction is a concern.

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    Fucking swissair. Despite confirming with them twice that a small snowshoe bag will be transported for free as snowsports equipment on their flights they now want 60CHF each way for the privilege!

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