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4,519 posts, 22:18 yesterday
Good luck to you. Pfizer CEO pulls out of testifying to EU Parliament COVID panel High-level contacts between Albert Bourla and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen before…
3,086 posts, 20:59 yesterday
For now if they can sort out the deliveries of cars, investors and buyers like me will be happy. Just waiting for delivery which was supposed to happen in Sep-Oct 200 and now moved to Dec-Feb 2023.
4 posts, 20:46 yesterday
Normally, I would not do this, but in your case I would seriously recommend doing things the German way. First thing on Tuesday morning, get on the phone to your local school/your first-choice…
393 posts, 20:08 yesterday
Yes, it might be loud, but us human beings can get used to anything! I grew up on the main flight path to Heathrow Airport, and had planes going over every few minutes, including Concord on a…
4 posts, 12:26 yesterday
Hi Dinner Junkies, we have a booking on Saturday ast at 19:30 at: Saturday DJs 1st October, 19:30, Taverne Lithos, St.-Martin-Straße 38, 81541 München https://lithos24.de/ Please copy…
24 posts, 11:13 yesterday
Aspergers, perceptiveness and cultural and social sensitivity are all a on a scale. It s not black and white. Rubbing along together is hard. There s a fine line and some overlap between ignorant…
12 posts, 11:01 yesterday
I bought a cheap android phone for my daughter who was 9 years old last year. Since I need to go to office leaving her at home for one or 2 hours, it was my decision to buy her one. But it is linked…
101 posts, 30 September
Who said that? RT is propaganda for sure and Fox has it's own twisted agenda, regardless of whatever the truth is. BBC used to be the first place I checked for news but not any more.
82 posts, 30 September
Whatever you do, the kids will do what they want once you are gone. It's not ideal to rent out a property if you don't live nearby. In that case it would be better to sell. As for siblings owning…
12 posts, 30 September
We got 2 too. Submitted both, nintentionallly. And slightly differently, again, unintentionally. But there was a way to actually say, "have already submitted one". But I did not know OH had already…
2,063 posts, 29 September
I agree. I posted that because I only found out about the Stevie Wonder song last year. I'm always amazed at the amount of songs which I think are completely original but they're not. I actually…
5 posts, 28 September
Welcome to the party. I knew trouble was brewing when we were faced with two meters of empty shelves at Auchan in Lille back in June. Apparently, most of the brown mustard seeds that go into Dijon…
4 posts, 28 September
I like "Michelles Specialities" but I have also used the "British Corner Shop" britishcornershop.co.uk/... who do have a different selection and some Marks and Spencer food products, they ship out…
4 posts, 27 September
This week we have a Toytown reservation for 7:30 pm at Kerala, Prinzregentenplatz 23 (corner Mühlbaurstr) 80538 München. Nearest station: Prinzregentenplatz U4 and 54, 58, 68, 100 Bus. 1.
6 posts, 27 September
People think that Germany is a modern urban country but a lot of it is quite rural and traditional, small towns are perhaps more typical than big cities. I like the sheep, their slight odor…
23 posts, 27 September
Since 2015 it all changed, and this point dstanners made is a good one. Those of us with kids in state school before and after will have seen the change - schools which were crap at non-German…
102 posts, 27 September
Bayern was straightfoward. My only problem is that I can't find the Finanzamt letter for one one my properties, so I don't know the Aktenzeichnen for it. The -not to be bothered- Beamter at the…
17 posts, 27 September
One point- they will probably not cover an existing problem/issue/dispute, and there may be a waiting period before insurance covers. IANAL, and John G is an insurance expert!
5 posts, 27 September
thank you, it is very difficult situation. Yes, she is in the St George's. They have a councelor but I feel that she doesnt want to speak so openly because the councelor is in her school.
15 posts, 26 September
We just wrote our own Vollmacht and my wife signed it. I brought her German ID card so the Amt could verify signature. Maybe you can find a template on the Amt website. The guard didn't say anything,…
20 posts, 26 September
Hi, not an expert here, just an opinion. For the bank, phone company, etc he can just update the address and add yours and that is it. Just add his name on the mail box. For the court, I guess…
9 posts, 24 September
Anyone looking for a short term rental will go to Airbnb. Longer term rentals in Munich I would suggest Mr.Lodge. Its hard if you come to a foreign country. No idea where in a city is a good…
6 posts, 24 September
Hi DJs, we have a booking on Saturday 24th at 19:30 at: Schinken-Peter, Perlacher Str. 53, 81539 München schinkenpeter.de/... Please copy and add your name to the list below if you…
7 posts, 24 September
Thanks for the tips everyone. I'm definitely looking to get the dehumidifier to help out. I should add, while there are water pipes in the ceiling that lead to the radiators on the main floor, there…
387 posts, 24 September
We flew Lufthansa from Munich to JFK yesterday and masks were officially still mandatory. Almost everyone was wearing them on board (and wearing them correctly, too!) excep... for a small group of…
37 posts, 23 September
I guess I disagree. I say go to the press and see what happens. If they blow you off, that avenue is then closed. If they print your story, things might change, but maybe not in your favor. The…
47 posts, 23 September
Hard to find good doctors, getting appointments is a nightmare. Getting 2nd and 3rd opinions is rarely possible due to insane waiting times. One of the good doctors we found has now moved out of…
8 posts, 23 September
shortly after we moved into our house (village, only 7000 people) in the summer of 2020 (at the peak of COVID restrictions) we put on our FFP2 masks and personally walked over to the nearest…
3 posts, 23 September
Indeed the online prices for shipping to all EU countries which should include the ROI start at €5,99 and even if you mean Northern Ireland (and the rest of the UK) it is still only €8,99!
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