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2 posts, 07:24 hrs
Hi! My name is Lucy. I have been in Germany for 5 years and we live out of Munich in Aying. I had a little girl last August. I am looking for like minded Mummies to meet up with in Munich. My two…
71 posts, 06:42 hrs
You can of course take courses online and you can do self evaluation tests to check where you stand. When you are ready to take a test, you have to book it and appear. I took a course at the VHS…
57 posts, 06:39 hrs
My list. What shall I miss: - weather (yes, I come from Portugal, but from the cold, wet, windy north) - courts, liability, insurance. You make a mistake, you pay for it, things work. Someone…
5 posts, 00:06 hrs
Malt-teaser, the last topic that came up in my search was dated back to 2016. Not much good there. generalmartok, thank you so much but we need something bigger than a van (3 room apartment)…
30 posts, 23:07 yesterday
Hi I am recently planning to buy a house from 1963 however the heating got changed in 2017 to Gas and also the electricity. Since the change no one has stayed there regularly and on my request…
90 posts, 22:44 yesterday
I talk from experience, a bitter experience. After getting a lawyer involved things got much worse in my case. Of course it depends how big is the company, the bigger they are the less they will…
3,453 posts, 21:36 yesterday
Sweet F.A this evening, am having a break.. Managed to " liberate " shit loads of grub from Columbia University, as it's induction day, so its tasty chicken sarnies etc all round..
484 posts, 17:10 yesterday
Actually no, or, not quite, may be the better answer. Depending on the cooking method you would have to boil the food for over two hours for the alcohol to totally evaporate, even flaming brandy will…
41 posts, 16:25 yesterday
I am amazed at these differences. We moved to Konstanz 6 months ago, living off of savings, and no SCHUFA. The rental market here is very tight and quite expensive, but they just took a cursory look…
14 posts, 16:11 yesterday
nope, swiss residents are not taxed twice either: m.taxesforexpats.com/swi... this is so off topic it's silly. please @slammer if you have such a thirst quench it with a shot of google ok?
36 posts, 12:15 yesterday
If you have concerns re your contract/ / heating issues, then hie ye down to the Mieterverein for advice as to your rights. They can advise you whether your landlord has acted incorrectly.
1 posts, 12:13 yesterday
The Schwinn Airdyne or one of its copies (Assault bike) is the most brutal cardio tool on the planet, if you're big and ultra-fit you can burn 300 calories in 10 minutes on it. Anyone know a gym…
6 posts, 11:29 yesterday
No, that´s not the case when it comes to rental contracts. Even though I remember a court ruling which deemed it unreasonable to hold a tenant to the lease contract after having moved out. Don´t…
20 posts, 10:45 yesterday
No antagonism, just normal TT advice, suggestions and banter! Most suggest TV /audio kid's books, or some formal classes. As there are mainly local, German families, that should be great for your…
77 posts, 09:05 yesterday
Thanks will def get hold of the book. Thanks a lot for the tips. However, I was told that one can read all the questions for writing part once the booklet is given. Maybe wrong info.
170 posts, 08:27 yesterday
Like he said .. Hot off the press. Prince Andrew groped young woman's breast at Epstein house, court files allege Prince accused of touching young woman’s breast Allegation contained…
7 posts, 07:40 yesterday
Dear babysitters, we are looking for a fun, enthusiastic native English speaking babysitter for our 7- and 10-year-old boys. Preferably fridays from noon until 3 p.m., but we can be flexible if…
145 posts, 24 August
Scheißegal can just as well simply mean "it just doesn't matter" or "I really don't care". Like so many phrases, it all depends on how you say it and in what context. Adding "scheiß" to "egal" merely…
32 posts, 24 August
This is where I will be in a few weeks getting my old apples tree harvest made into juice: This lake is about 10 minutes away on the bike... It has a "special" area some Germans love.
18 posts, 24 August
I´d simply give him a call pointing out that I´ll leave the kitchen and insist on that he fulfills his part of the deal. If he were to dig in his heels that would just mean he will incur legal costs…
6 posts, 24 August
No recommendations in Düsseldorf I'm afraid but I had jaw surgery about 10 years ago in Freiburg. Be prepared to be in it for the long haul! I started off by consulting my kids' orthodontist. I…
2 posts, 24 August
Hi, I'm working as an employee in a company and my wife just started her self employed business in the legal form e.K. We will still declare our taxes jointly. My wife's business will be making a…
4 posts, 24 August
I think the point is that they don't want to be looking for a replacement during the summer months when tenants (students presumably) are harder to find? you could have given your notice at any…
8 posts, 24 August
Talk about making a mountain out of a molehill, let's be honest those that care to remember will, those that participated in the illegal Neo march and attacks on immigrants most definitely will.
40 posts, 24 August
QB Munich Wiesn Warm-Up! Come wearing your best Tracht! O'zapft is! Friday, 20 Sept 2019 starting from 20:00. You can drop in when you wish as it normally goes until at least 22:30 if not later.
14 posts, 24 August
My dad had a car that had this part rusted through and you could definitely see something leaking every time you got gas. I would definitely say it's deception but a question if it's worth going to…
1 posts, 24 August
We are in Munich September 22 and if you have extra vouchers for the evening event we would love to join you. We go every year but do not have a fixed table so if we can pay you for your unused…
7 posts, 23 August
Hi guys! I now have a proper and shiny Toytown Germany ad for my man with van moving services within Berlin and to and from all Berlin to other European cities. Please feel free o check it out…
407 posts, 23 August
May the exception be with me!!! ( And a massive exception...up at 5.30 that morning...shit round with dog or two, tired on the bus and then to say hello to fifty people with eye problems at the doc…
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