Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Homepage Image - Nov/Dec 2009

©Photo - Bryon Paul McCartney (Lucerne)
To learn more about Bryon - click here

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Homepage Image - Oct/Nov 2009

©Les Rhoades
This was taken from behind the Paul Klee Museum in Bern. Thank you!
To learn more about Les - click here.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Homepage Image - Sept/Oct 2009

©Louisa Schibli 2009

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Please Help - Take this Survey!

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Thank you!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Swiss Health Care

Look at this article from the The New York Times:

Oct 5 - 9, 2009

Posted the following:

Sunday, September 13, 2009


Congratulations to our Swatch Raffle winner: Sam Mar!

(Sam won this at the Expat Expo in Zurich today).


A great day at the Expat Expo!!

Hug thanks and congratulations to Ed and Melanie for organizing such a great event. And thanks to all the visitors who made their way through and visited all the exhibitors.

And a special thanks to all those that came to my table - thank you for all your kind words.


p.s. I went through about 4 kilos of candy (Reese's, 100 Grands, Babe Ruths, Starbursts, Skittles and Twizzlers).

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

September 7 - 11, 2009

Friday, September 4, 2009

August 31 - September 4, 2009

Monday, August 31, 2009

New Homepage photo

I sized this with the tutorial from Viewfinder Center! Submit one of yours!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

August 10 - 14, 2009

Friday, August 7, 2009

August 3 - 7, 2009 Employment

August 3 - 7, 2009

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

July 27 - 31, 2009 Updates

  • cleaned up English Classifieds AGAIN (it's daily...the deleting and banning...and it's all for free. Perhaps I need to re-think this).
  • removed Juli Ishikawa, MA, M.Sc., Diploma Candidate, C.G. Jung Institute Zurich as per her request from Counseling page. Moved.
  • removed Employment Ad - Associate, Development ZH. Position filled.
  • posted new Employment (see earlier post)

July 27 - 31, 2009 Employment

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Holidays - July 6th - 19th

Going on holidays for 2 weeks. Will have my blackberry and access to emails so will be in touch. No matter where I am in the world, I'm always updating the site!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Newsletter - Summer 2009

Working on newsletter. New Article of the Month by Lisa at Pilatesfit - Employment - Tip of the Month (about how to size and submit a photo for the homepage - thanks to Viewfinder Center) - Events.

Will set newsletter to go out for Monday morning. Gotta love Constant Contact!

Friday, July 3, 2009

June 28 - July 3, 2009

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Homepage Image - May/Jun 2009

Fields of Plowers to Pick
Hütten, Switzerland May 16, 2009
Jessica Lang Price Photography
For more information, please visit http://jessicalangpricephotography.blogspot.com/)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

June 8 - 12, 2009 Employment

Xpat Question - Volunteering

Over the years I have gotten a lot of emails asking where people can volunteer their time in English. If anyone has any ideas - please email info@xpatxchange.ch

Many thanks!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

June 1 - 5, 2009 Employment

June 1 - 5, 2009

Xpat Question - Digital Perms

Every day I get asked some great questions by visitors to the site. Last week someone was looking for Digital Perms (the new rage for Asian hair). I've emailed around but with no luck. Does anyone know who does these? Email - info@XpatXchange.ch if you do! Thanks!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Switzerland in the News - May 2009

Check out these articles:

May 25 - 29, 2009 Updates

May 25 - 29, Employment

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

April 13 - 17 Employment

April 13 - 17, 2009

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

April 6 - 10, 2009

Updates this week:

April 7 - 10, 2009 Employment

Monday, March 30, 2009

March 30 - April 3, 2009 Employment Ads

March 30 - April 3, 2009

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

March 23 - 27 Updates

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Swiss Humor

This just came in my inbox - a little humor to start the week:

"My Swiss friends just love baby talk. For example, they just can't drink a regular coffee and eat a normal-sized croissant like the rest of us. No, they have to have a Käffeli in a Tässli with a Gipfeli, Brötli or Weggli and e bitzeli bitzeli butter. Some, ofcourse, must have their Müesli. Isn't that nicey?

We men, beacuse we are toughies, go out in the evening to a Beizli for es Bierli or perhaps even es Tröpfli Wyy, but naturally not more than es Einerli because a decilitre of wine costs five Stützli or more, not to mention a Cüpfli of champagne.

The real purpose of my Gschichtli, however, is to tell you about a Schätzli I once had by the name of Ruthli. She was a real cutie barbie kind of girlie. I would go down to the Strössli to her Hüsli for a Bsüechli with a bouquet of Blüemli, knock on her door and say: "Schätzli, gisch mer es Schmützli?"

She would then give me a teeny-weeny, itsy-bitsy kiss and we would sit on a Bänkli in her Gärtli for a Stündli, holding Händli while I hoped we would soon go to Bettli for you know whatli. But all she did was drink a Schlückli mineral water, eat Leckerli and watch the Vögeli flying around the Bäumli. Sometimes we would take the Drämmli and go to the Zolli. Whenever I tried to get lovey-dovey, Ruthli would say: "Tschüssli, Schätzli!" and send me sadly on my Wäägli home.
Now I'm sickly and cannot stoppli talkiing like thisli.

Must go to my shrinky doctorli."

Friday, March 20, 2009

March 16 - 20 Updates

Spring is coming!!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Switzerland Agrees to Aid in Pursuit of Tax Cheats

Switzerland Agrees to Aid in Pursuit of Tax Cheats
by Lynnley Browning
Published: March 14, 2009 in The New York Times

March 16 - 20 Employment

Posted the following Employment Ads:
  • 14.03.09 Outdoor Pre School Part-time Position ZH

Friday, March 13, 2009

March 9 - 13, 2009 Updates

So far this week (it's only Tuesday, I have written over 100 emails!), I've updated events pages as well as those English Classifieds (including yet another round of banned IP addresses). Here's a list of this week's updates:

Moving in Swizterland

An old but CLASSIC article about moving in Switzerland from BBC News!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

March 2 - 6, 2009 Employment

  • 02.03.09 Teacher (part-time) ZH

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Feb 23 - 27, 2009 Employment

posted these Employment ads:
  • 23.02.09 English Prekindergarten Teacher - Full time ZH
  • 26.02.09 Calling Artists & Craftspeople ZH

Feb 23 - 27, 2009 Updates

Made the follwoing updates this week:

Friday, February 20, 2009

Feb 16 - 20, 2009 Updates

Hope everyone had a good week! Below are the updates to the site:
  • posted new school Children Point, Children for Peace on Education pages
  • posted upcoming Leman Events for Lausanne and Geneva
  • updated all Alexander Technique listings - new address & tel #
  • updated T'ai Chi listings - new address & tel #
  • updated Shamanic Consultations listing - new address
  • updated Viewfinder Center Digital Photography March 21 course - IS NOW MARCH 15
  • posted new event - Self management of competencies CH-Q - ZH
  • updated all stedtnitz. design your life. listings throughout site - new text
  • took off all references to Jesters - now morphed into Funny Laundry
  • posted all Funny Laundry events under Basel, Geneva, Lausanne, Zurich
  • posted Funny Laundry under Theatre/Stand Up Comedy
  • posted Nannily under Children/Au Pairs & Nannies

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Feb 16 - 20, 2009 Employment

Have posted the following Employment Ads this week:
  • 16.02.09 English Speaking Teacher/Student Teachers Assistant BE
  • 19.02.09 Qualified Primary School Teacher ZH

Friday, February 13, 2009

Feb 9 - 13, 2009 Updates

I am so sick of the spammers on www.EnglishClassifieds.ch! Everyday I delete ads and block both the user's IP address as well as email address. I also report all email addresses to gmail, yahoo etc. PLEASE email me any spam you may get from the Classifieds! And please make sure you do not make your email address visable when you post an ad in there - the system is created to protect your email addess.

Here's a list of the updates I made this week:

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Feb 9 - 13, 2009 Employment

Posted the following Employment Ads this week:
  • 10.02.09 Administrative and Sales Assistant (60 – 80%) BS
  • 10.02.09 Wanted - Dog Walker - Maennedorf ZH
  • 13.02.09 Recess Supervisor ZH
  • 13.02.09 Two Qualified Early Years Professional ZH

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Feb 2 - 6 Employment

Have added the following Employment Ads:
  • 03.02.09 Cooperation Partners
  • 03.02.09 Primary School Teacher 100% & Kindergarten Teacher 100% ZH
  • 03.02.09 Wanted - Singer/Guitar Player ZH
  • 04.02.09 Kindergarten Teacher, 100% ZH
  • 05.02.09 Administration Assistant 40% ZH

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Feb 2 - 6 Updates

Again a busy week with lots of updates and new businesses listed!


  • Leslie Kuster's The Whole Girl Approach: Raising Healthy Daughters In Mind, Body & Spirit - A Workshop for Moms on March 6th - ZH

New Pages:

New Listings:


  • TAZ-Horgen has new opening times! Listings on Education/Bilingual, Kindergarten, Nursery and Primary School pages.
  • New Email address for The Gilded Cage Picture Framing Studio under Hobbies/Framing

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Jan 26 - Jan 30, 2009 Employment

The following Employment Ads have been posted this week:
  • 28.01.09 Office Administrator/ Sales Support, 60% -80%
  • 30.01.09 Seeking Employment - International Personal Assistant

Jan 26 - Jan 30, 2009

There have been so many additions to the site that I haven't been good at keeping up to date on the blog. So I will do my best to keep this list up to date so you can see what is new.

Events posted this week:
- AGM Networking Seminar on Jan 29 - GE
- "Rock on Bollywood" on Jan 30 - GE

New Listings:
- Cossonay Cricket Club under Recreation/Cricket
- Pet/House Sitting services by Diane Penney under Animal/Cat & Dog Minding and House & Garden/House Sitting

New Pages:
- House Sitting under House & Garden

An Xpat Reports:
- on Smoothline under Beauty For All/Botox

Updates to Listings:
- Emerson & Partner U. S. Tax GmbH (new contact details) listed under Money Matters/Tax pages
- HeartSmart® listings throughout the site - Consulting Firms, Public Speaking, Addiction, Bio & Neurofeedback, Stress Management & Coaching

Friday, January 23, 2009

Jan 19 - Jan 23 Employment

The following Employment Ads were posted this week:
  • 23.01.09 ESL Teacher in Zurich
  • 22.01.09 Manager of Legal Content and Training ZH