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1 posts, 22:39 hrs
Hi, does anyone know if the Rhine Rascals playgroup in Düsseldorf still exists? I think they met at the English-speaking church by the Aquazoo. I've been searching online, but can't anything about…
3 posts, 22:11 hrs
Hello All,   I am a working mother and living in Leverkusen with my 1.5 year old child alone.   So, the current situation is , I wake up, cook food, get the baby ready , take her to creche, go to my…
59 posts, 21:54 hrs
Yes, or Heidelberg. I've actually found it to be quite a bit of a sanctuary, to be honest. It's not because of the cultural diversity or the American presence, just in general. I'm still in…
5 posts, 21:23 hrs
I have never heard of such a thing, but then, that's nothing new!   We have a couple of spare mattresses in the cellar, which we actually keep in a double-duvet cover - it keeps them clean, but also…
1 posts, 19:11 hrs
Sunday in Bonn from 10.00 until 16.00   The Rubensbasar is THE secondhand clothing sale exclusively for ladies sized 44 and upwards.   If you think you might struggle with the German language there…
13 posts, 17:58 hrs
Well, honestly I think original culture has some weight, but in the end, this is not a new problem. The options are generally the same: if you can find good work that you like in a bigger city, go…
1 posts, 15:51 hrs
The Sinclair Arts Theater Company   proudly invite you   to the World Stage Premier of   'ALL NIGHT LONG'   A cocktail of Othello, Jazz, Jealousy, betrayal, drugs  and Intrigue...can lead to MURDER!…
1,752 posts, 11:38 hrs
The weather isn't up to much today, I presume any meet-up this evening will be usual spot, usual time(ish). I'll be in Trödler from about 7.30 pm on. Anyone else or any other ideas?
699 posts, 10:31 hrs
Dear all,   Now that the semi-summer is over, it's time to plan the next meet-up.   It will be Thursday, September 3, at Konak on Bergstr. 7:30 pm.   As usual, please meld with me up to a day…
15 posts, 15:54 yesterday
you mention having a sweet tooth and a wish for ready prepared items so here is a list of some sweet things that are dairy free: (frojm a vegan website)   Coppenrath & Wiese Apfelstrudel Orea…
2 posts, 15:41 yesterday
Since none of us know who your health insurance provider is, it's kind of hard to give an answer. Try calling up your health insurance provider and asking whether they cover osteopathic treatment.
23 posts, 14:21 yesterday
She mentions husband owns house but pretty sure she also mentioned a mortgage one of her posts. So he is perhaps still paying it off. So his payments to her are 450 a month less than would otherwise…
16 posts, 03:48 yesterday
I understand from your profile that you live in Essen, so that bus must have been run by the Essener Verkehrsbetriebe. They have a website for online complaints and a "Service-Hotline", see here:…
1 posts, 25 August
Hi, are there any English speaking ladies foreign to Germany and Lüneburg looking to meet up, hang out, go out etc. We've been here one year - have two children (preteen and teen) - moved from the…
21 posts, 25 August
Hi , I am French and I arrived in Kiel at the beginning of July because my husband has found a job here. I don't speak German yet (I will stard some classes next week). I would be happy to meet…
35 posts, 25 August
Hi,  Well it seems we will manage to form a group :-) I am Frédérique, I am French and I have a little girl (she is 9 months old).  I am living in the Wik area, near Belvedere.  Where and when do you…
14 posts, 25 August
  MIS Viernheim is an international school with a lot of potential and unrivalled image ideals. Unfortunately, the high teacher and student turnover since it's opening, is a telltale of the…
22 posts, 24 August
Thanks, that definitely is encouraging!   Fortunately, most of my household goods are being shipped so I probably won't need to a bed. That's ridiculous though, approved for a car but not a bed. lol
3 posts, 24 August
Hi,    We're expecting our first child for the end of the year, and are already exploring the various childcare systems available in Düsseldorf. KiTa, Tagesmutter, we are quite open but it seems…
3 posts, 23 August
Agree with above. Search for NiMH accus on ebay of about 2500mAh and get a charger that takes AA and AAA size. The euro shops sell cheap batteries but they are cheap, don't last long and are…
1 posts, 22 August
Hey Toytowners   I'm moving to Leipzig in a couple of weeks (currently living in rural Thuringen) with the mrs. I'm from the UK, although have spent the last few years living in Australia.   If…
7 posts, 22 August
For food: Aldi of course. You can find it almost everywhere.   For clothes: C&A is a good option for cheap clothes. I agree, just walk around in the city centre and the Ruhrpark and see what you…
2 posts, 22 August
I had a really good experience with the Karlsruhe Sprachakademie (sprachakademie-karlsruh... - excellent teachers and really helpful office staff. They have a decent selection of course times for…
4 posts, 22 August
Maybe he felt you were too hesitant, unsure? Your 2nd attempt- what was the reason for failing the first? No judgement here, just saying that maybe he felt you lack confidence. Were you nervous? I…
43 posts, 21 August
Thanks so much for the replies ! Ds is doing great learning German and next year in June he will start with a German teacher since Celia is going to college back home ...sorry to see her go, we love…
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