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98 posts, 21:02 hrs
No they don't. Mens 'body' blades €4.49 each Womens Sensitive Blades €3.49 each. OK Blades for shaving your chin are only €2.37 each but they don't make different chin blades for men and women.
4 posts, 20:16 hrs
That depends on the conditions (Auflage) appertaining to the ban. Examples; If you were banned during the first 2 years of holding a German license and subsequently ordered by the court to…
1 posts, 19:40 hrs
Hello! I was wondering if there are any English speaking people in Murnau or in the nearby town? I've been living in Murnau for a while now and would love to make new friends, maybe meet for a coffee…
16 posts, 19:19 hrs
How bout a year later?! :-D I was wondering if there’s a legal right to withdraw your kid from this madness? we already have 2 major commitments the same week so our kid will be exhausted.
168 posts, 19:19 hrs
The weather in Hamburg is very different from that in Munich. Hamburg weather is very much affected by the North & Baltic seas whilst Munich is in the middle of a continent. If the wind is…
194 posts, 19:01 hrs
@CustomX Did you just turn up at the Amt or did you book an appointment first? If you just turned up where was the Amt? From what I can see in Munich I have to have an appointment to be able to…
1,220 posts, 18:47 hrs
Got our letters inviting us to the ceremonial handing out of Einbürgerungsurkunden at the end of January. Yay! That's me and kids#3 and #4 sorted. Kid#1 was already done, and hopefully once Kid#2…
67 posts, 18:33 hrs
Your words were: The "gun problem" it not even about guns so much really, it's about the power/limits of government. So to make a point on these limits, this rich and influential special interest…
8 posts, 18:17 hrs
Unfortunately I have only been in the US for two weeks since I left when I was 10. My parents were there legally when I was born but only had residence permits, were never American citizens, so…
8 posts, 17:18 hrs
Many forums died in the latter part of the 2000s. I was a member of one particular forum in the UK that was really, really active. You had to be online constantly to keep up. Then it just died…
4 posts, 17:15 hrs
Usually B1 language certificate from TELC or GOETHE is sufficient and no separate integration course is needed. However I know few cases where they have accepted only B1 course completion certificate…
1 posts, 17:13 hrs
Hi Guys, Very grateful for a bit of advice and this goes above my head as a mere php guy! My son is doing computing at Abi level. As a team they were given the job of building a messaging…
404 posts, 16:36 hrs
Talk to the works council. You can't be fired in Germany when you're pregnant with an unlimited contract. When do you start Mutterschutz? Beginning of March? If you start a new job in February…
30 posts, 16:34 hrs
So - the name of the woman who had to move to the single table is Susanne, too? Just to make it clear: I'm the Susanne who's been with the beergardeners lately. Signing up on Toytown was no…
2,956 posts, 16:31 hrs
The NRA have decided to stop selling their 2019 calendar "Girls with Guns" after members complained that it was difficult to masturbate with all the semi naked women in the way of the guns.
163 posts, 16:01 hrs
Thank you very much for sharing your experiences as a teacher. I really appreciate. My daughter was born in Turkey and lived there until she was 3.5 years old. She is now 5.5, and only immersed…
269 posts, 15:49 hrs
That's the only sensible thing anyone can tell you. Your aggressive tirades about imaginary cartels and your insulting reactions to all those who do not follow your confused theses are simply not…
93 posts, 15:08 hrs
Friday 28th December 2018, 21:30 Silberfisch Oranienburger Str. 37, 10117 Berlin goo.gl/maps/g3c2czank1s2... Probably tables to the left just past the bar. The bar staff can to point you…
13 posts, 14:40 hrs
I do not understand this. A quick Google indicates such contracts are on offer. My contracts also have no minimum use. Suggest you speak to suppliers. Last one I set up, I was not there much and…
1 posts, 14:32 hrs
I am planning to buy a large screen laptop only to surf on internet at home. It will work more like desktop, and will be under 500 euro. Is it recommended to buy langzeitgarantie (20 euro for 3…
11 posts, 13:24 hrs
Seeking Afternoon Babysitter (3:30-7pm) for American-German Family. EUR 16/Hr We’re an American-German family in Bogenhausen (near Prinzregentenplatz) looking for a warm-hearted, responsible, and…
601 posts, 13:07 hrs
Fat Cat Day is the day when the earnings of the average CEO of a FTSE100 company surpass the annual income of the average UK worker. Fat Cat Day has been January 4th for the past three years.
13 posts, 13:06 hrs
@BBbuebele - Sorry for the confusion! When I made the list, it was actually this week Thursday that "won". However, immediately after I posted that, I got a WhatsApp with two cancellations, so…
3 posts, 12:54 hrs
Was it a brand new sparkly clean fridge or second hand. If second hand, give it a thorough clean at the back. All the pipes at the back that carry the fluids should be completely free of dust and…
205 posts, 12:25 hrs
All right, this is getting ridiculous. I used the link that 1&1 sent me to book a second appointment and I chose tomorrow morning 8am-2pm. When I did, I got a message that they will confirm my…
22 posts, 11:22 hrs
It is higher than that now I think. Official Eurostats have it about 56%. It is more a thing as that welfare evidently dwindles for the next generation. It is moving more to asset owning. Also a…
10 posts, 10:03 hrs
This is a good tip Welshjo. However there is one point users might need to be aware of. If you wish to submit information via a page that you have translated you sometimes need to reset the page to…
160 posts, 09:53 hrs
Thats the root of the whole question. Are transwomen real women (and presumably, though noone seems to care about them transmen being real men)? Biologically (or sex as it is not sometimes…
299 posts, 09:19 hrs
And then LPG has another "inconvenience", pumping LPG is much slower than pumping petrol or diesel. You can pump 50 liters of petrol in probably under 1 minute. You will need 3 to 5 minutes to pump…
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