Monthly Archives: January 2011

Day #91 Parking “timeout”

In Switzerland there are parking signed with kind of clock icon. This means that you need to have a special paper clock which should be set for the time you left your car at a parking – that’s because the … Continue reading

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Day #90 New year’s salary increase

New year’s salary was a bit higher than previous ones. I don’t actually know because of what, but according to rumors this is a normal situation every year. The reason of that is inflation (also a rumor) – so theoretically … Continue reading

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Day #89 Ski Club CERN outing #4 – Les Gets

Last but one of ski club outings has took place today. I feel more and more freely every week – it was a good idea to take outings with a ski instructor. Even though I don’t ski like a pro … Continue reading

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Day #88 International Evening

Today we organized “International Evening” inviting people from different countries. Everybody was asked to prepare some dish, which is famous in his country and choose three well known songs. There were flags for each country and everyone was asked to … Continue reading

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Day #87 French course timetable

As French lessons take place during working hours, some people place timetable on the door to their office in case somebody is looking for them, so that they know where and for how long the person actually is. I’ve prepared … Continue reading

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Day #86 CERN kindergarten

Although I’m not interested in the topic of kindergarten (yet ) it’s definitely worth mentioning. In fact this is the first time in my life I see something like that – big company has its own kindergarten, where employees can … Continue reading

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Day #85 French card

Finally! After almost two month later than Swiss card I got French one. I really started to be worried about that (even thou I don’t know exactly what are those cards for) if I’ll receive it. Some people told me … Continue reading

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Day #84 French course

Today I started my French course. It looks like my supervisor is sending all his non-French employees to French course, and so he did in my case. The course is taking place at CERN, my class counts 14 people, and … Continue reading

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Day #83 time to get back on my bicycle

Although it’s not too hot (in fact it’s freezing), there is no snow, so this is a good time to get rid of winter fat using my (CERN) bicycle, so that I’ll be able to get into my motorbike coat … Continue reading

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Day #82 Ski Club CERN outing #3 – Les Contamines

Third outing has successfully passed today. It was the best skiing I’ve ever had – although there wasn’t much of it in my life. The weather was great, a bit cold actually, but the sky was clean, snow was hard … Continue reading

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