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A freeze of an account is the result of a judicial enforcement measure based on §829 ZPO (in English) . It is a creditor's last chance to get his money if debtors persistently refuse to pay their…
102 posts, 00:19 hrs
Also if this praktikum is just for a couple of months, then the whole worry seems a storm in a teacup - no, you won't see each other much for that short time, and then she will be free to find a job,…
1 posts, 00:08 hrs
Good day all. Recently I made contact with some estranged family I have never met before. anyway I have reverted back to the name on my birth Cert (my estranged fathers). what is the…
4 posts, 00:01 hrs
This week we have a Toytown reservation for 7:30 pm at Kerala, Schumannstr 9, ((corner Geibelstr) 81679 München. Hopefully we can sit outside on the terrace. kerala-restaurant.de/... Nearest…
54 posts, 23:55 yesterday
And because of that, that boat has sailed. bogdan joined this thread on Juli 23, after he got the termination. Since then, he's turned a deaf ear to every advice he got ...
11 posts, 23:52 yesterday
Great posts, thanks. True that, the offer is not even appearing sometimes when I check today and other times it appears but with the button to "contact them" unlike for example offers from…
1 posts, 23:44 yesterday
Hi Toytown community, such a cool community! My first post here, sorry it's not a fun one :/ I'm an unmarried separated foreign father and I'm seeking advice from other fathers that have been…
1 posts, 21:49 yesterday
Back in England we were late to take this up, but eventually I was amazed by how good is online supermarket grocery shopping. Here in Germany it is still much less common. But nevertheless its…
2,061 posts, 21:42 yesterday
That reminds me of when I worked in a school in Indonesia, Wulfrum! We would have the occasional parent´s day. So the parents came, we all sat outside in the sunshine and drank tea..and were polite…
215 posts, 21:41 yesterday
 Friday playgroup for English-speaking parents and young kids from 10:00-12:00. All are welcome! The playgroup is located at Kidlerstraße 15 of the Himmelfahrtskirche in Sendling. Walk through…
24 posts, 21:25 yesterday
Agree with some other comments- this is Summer, windows open, music, concerts, etc till late. Amazing how sound carries a far distance. If you are near water- this is treble the distance!
20 posts, 18:34 yesterday
Hi all, wow this is turning into a lively discussion  @lisa13 you are absolutely right, it's something we need to get our head around (we are in the process of doing so), as when in Rome... But…
23 posts, 17:47 yesterday
as has already been stated, if you are not in a same-sex partnership there is no type of relationship subject to recognition IN GERMANY aside from marriage. if you doubt this, call the…
37 posts, 17:33 yesterday
Whats your goal with him? Do you want a new friend or do you want to know whats inside your weird coworkers head because you are curious? maybe if you say enough weird off the wall stuff he will…
1,116 posts, 16:21 yesterday
I would say: 1. let your flatmate pay for the current flat, pay him/her 50% of the amount, and keep the payment proof for your records. I mean, for each payment he/she makes every 3 months, you…
6 posts, 15:44 yesterday
Dear native English speaking babysitters, we currently have been very blessed with a wonderful babysitter, who sadly (for us, especially my daughter!) is moving back home in January. We would…
25 posts, 13:30 yesterday
This man goes on TV news and smiles and shifts his weight and looks side to side all the while talking about how he just wants his pregnant wife and two girls, ages 3 and 4, and even I, with my…
4 posts, 12:59 yesterday
The above post is how it works at the photo stores. I would not worry one jot about going. They are great and they sem to do huge business here. . They do it right there ("development" is long…
11 posts, 12:57 yesterday
I am not a lawyer but this is my take on it: It's in her name so she is liable for the bill. If she has a problem with the gas company, she can't sign that over on you. She is obligated to give you a…
9 posts, 12:51 yesterday
50Gig for me is not near enough, I know this because I have a 50GB gigacube that I've used up in two weeks. I also have a super slow and cheap DSL connection as backup, which I have because I work…
1,968 posts, 12:23 yesterday
and just how often has G4S (Group 4 Securicor as they originally were) being investigated for dodgy practices, cutting corners, undermining contracts, putting profit first etc. Not just here but…
31 posts, 12:22 yesterday
Hoping for some clarity here... After several months, I finally got my Irish Medical Card. My German insurance sent me two copies of E121 (not S1!) to send to the health authorities here; I had to…
51 posts, 12:04 yesterday
A little update, i got back from a school and they told me that i should go with the document to the rathaus and have it certified or sth and with that i would only have to do driving part, so i will…
17 posts, 11:48 yesterday
Hi everybody, here I am again with a new update on the issue. I have paid the lawyer company the 143,50 euros they requested on 19.06. Today I am coming home to find a letter from Amtsgericht…
70 posts, 11:42 yesterday
You where supposed to be interested in buying something that costs a lot, no idea how much exactly, 100K, 200K, 300K. Showing you care about 30 EUR when buying something that costs so much says a…
21 posts, 10:24 yesterday
I went with TK (or rather my employer sent my details off to TK after I hadn't sorted out anything myself, and so they kind of made the insurance provider decision for me) and used some numbers that…
8 posts, 09:27 yesterday
it won't save you time. You will see need to go to the appointments in person and fill out forms, and the auslanderbehoerde will certainly let you know if you miss some documents. Just make your…
6 posts, 09:23 yesterday
Having just come back from Bernese Oberland two days ago I can tell you two things: - i saw bike trails all over the place, they are well marked and up to date with the link you found - i could…
6 posts, 09:00 yesterday
If you are going to be importing vitamin supplements from abroad then make sure they are from an EU country. I had a similar problem with buying NAC (liver supplement) from a UK site however it was…
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