Dont know if this has been done before...but for those who want to know a bit about who they are writing could share their story ? In response to SoCal...the only stars and stripes I see is when I fall off of my bike. I'm English, although you would probably never guess as I have one of those weird unplacable accents. Yanks think I'm Canadian but are puzzled when I dont say 'out' like the Canadians do. The English THINK I am English but are usually not sure, I am mostly a Yank to them. Anyhoo....Switzerland ? Yes it actually exists. A taxi driver in New York once said..."Switzerland ?? You mean that place actually exists, I thought it was some place like Disneyland"!!! Not far from the truth really as its a little haven of relative calm in a heaving European sea! Jeez...enough with the philosophising already!! Moved here when I was 8 with my parents. Schooled here and in the UK (Boarding school...Grrrr), University in London, then back to La Suisse for work....Caterpillar, Tetra Pak, Novartis...?? Married, 2 kids, cat(puking furball but we love him anyway), house, toys(many). My wife has 2 nationalities (Swiss/Canadian) and my kids 3 (Swiss/Canadian/British)! I live right near the shore of Lake Geneva about 15 minutes drive from Geneva. 100's of km of woods are < 1 min ride from my house. I see NOONE on a bike EVER. I am ALOOOOONE. Scary sometimes and means I have to take real care as I have to ride alone or not at all! The lake is 5 mins drive. Nearest 'real' ski station is about an hours drive. Its cold in the winter, Hot-ish in the summer. No critters/bugs etc. Swiss Franc is strong. My boss doesn't give me any &%it. Life is good.