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  2. I do this intentionally for guests..they seem to not stay as long
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  4. @mubeen: "Only if the applicant can demonstrate that they are especially qualified to be granted an exception to that standard by the achievement of certain specific targets may the period be reduced to 7 years."   You probably have no clue what targets are meant, but in Bavaria such target is being able to drink a Bavarian under the table at Oktoberfest.
  5. Jokes

    In Liverpool, what do you call a pregnant teenager in a white tracksuit? ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... The bride.
  6. Here's a suggestion;   Just read the answers given on the other 5 or 6 threads people with the identical worries about moving employers without having had their Blue Card updated posted in the TT 'Visas/permits' sub-forum during the course of this week(!!) alone.   I kid you not!!   This single question appears to be have been chosen as TT theme of the month for October and most of us are getting bored by it and mighty fed up of people who do not bother to use the damned site search before opening yet another identical duplicated topic theme post.   I'm going to move your post to the correct sub-forum now - in the vain hope it might be a tad easier for the next 200 visitors, newbies and/or lazy sods to find.   2B
  7. The end of the Vorrangprinzip?

      Yes, you can call it inflation of education.  You always need more to beat the competition.  And everybody wants their kids to study.  Canada has a shortage of tradesmen even though it's relatively easy to apprentice at any age and you do actually make decent money.  Germany has a culture of apprenticeships as well as getting the kids sorted into different schools at an early age makes it difficult for some kids to study but somehow we still don't have enough kids going for apprenticeships.  Although Germany should make it easier to do apprenticeships later on for people who have missed the boat or are doing a 2nd one because the first one isn't getting them a job.  
  8.   Well, that's probably coz they're keeping up to date with their MunichDiaries!!   2B
  9. Next Badminton is 23.10.2018 19:30-21:30   The closing time for reservations is Midnight on SATURDAY. Booking: Please sign up below. Please note that all names down at the deadline are committed bookings! Please ALWAYS specify the times you wish play e.g. 19:30-20:30 Important: Please do check back here on the Monday evening after 23:00 for updates before turning up! We may have to adjust your preferred times if too many sign up for the courts we have available! Please copy this post and add your booking.   1. Colin 19:30-21:30 2. David 20:00 - 21:30 3. AdamL 8:30-9:30pm
  10. Cheddar cheese from Lidl and elsewhere

    Stupid Ami Fraufruit? Maybe. I lived in the USA for many years and never found a good American cheese. Even in Wisconsin, where all the dairy herds were kept. Everything was so bland and tastless. Can you, as an American, tell us why this is?  
  11. Worst jokes ever

    When i was little My parents used to dip me into cheap Australian Lager, it wasn't till I was 18 that I realised I was fostered.
  12. Brexit / Applying for German citizenship

    You mean Regierungspräsidium Darmstadt, the last federal bit?  Well done    I do not know exactly what it means but when I got that request, I certainly assumed it meant it'd be completed as long as I paid the cash (and nothing disastrous happened meantime)...and it was .   Also I think my timeline (in mid 2017) was about 3 months until it arrived back at the local authority for them to give to me, which'd bring you in well before end March.    Obviously send the money by transfer asap.  Then I would say you are likely practically done - just wait.   Just to cover any risk, I made sure to avoid any change to anything substantial supporting my application until it was finally done, but that's just me, it's probably have been quite OK.   (I didn't quit my work, move abroad, commit a serious crime etc).
  13. Watch UK TV on German TV

      Get a VPN... Telekom are being cunz and reshaping loads of unfamilliar streams...   A VPN will encrypt everything so Telekom cant snoop around so easily..    
  14.   Here's the alternative version...thanks interwebs 
  15. Thanks for all the suggestions! It's given me a couple of avenues to try. 
  16. If Putin approved your marriage, you have no worries.
  17. What made you laugh today?

    That reminds me, kathleliz, of a report I once read about new fathers! One man was asked: " do you remember your daughter´s birth? "   " Oh, yeah! Liverpool won 2-0 that day! "   By the way, I DO remember my daughter´s birth at 1 am in Hammersmith Hospital, London.20th September 1988.  Walked out of the hospital with my in-laws ( AFTER the birth, if I recall ) and a punk concert had just ended and dozens of youngsters going wild and jumping out in the street! We went home and opened a bottle of champagne. I think I visited my wife and daughter  in hospital the next day..but my memory is not what it used to be...
  18. Living in Germany - getting a salary from the UK

    Woof.
  19. Untrue (Alternative) facts

    MOTORISTS. If you want your avenue to be electric, you have to apply for an Eddy grant.
  20. Complete FAIL

    Rephrasing is definitely needed in these sad days.
  21. Can rent and nebenkosten be increased by more than 100 percent?

    Whatever he does, it will belong to him long after you're gone.
  22. John Gunn & Partner - Independent insurance broker for expats

    Thanks to John my partner now has very affordable private health insurance in Germany! John went above and beyond to help us out - a rather tricky case as my partner is a self employed professional showjumping rider with history of surgery from riding incidents (so he's considered very risky to insurance companies). AND he managed to find us an insurer who didn't ask for back payments (he's been registered in Germany since July & normally we'd be asked to back pay for the last 3 months), saving us over 1000 euro! So we're stoked that we found John and will continue to use him in the future - highly highly recommend!  
  23. Bundesliga - Does anybody really care?

    Sad to say I missed this but, reading the aghast astonishment on twitter at the awfulness of it, that really does take the biscuit .    And - despite one's dignity being inviolable - it's apparently entirely some particular foreign player's fault they did not win ECL .   So more scapegoating.  Sounds familiar.   They also have some of the same insularity as the DFB -  pesky foreigners, not playing proper football, which Guardiola and his team also got.   It's also a familiar line now - the wealthy and priviliged playing the victim.   Right out of the Trump and the alt-right playbook.
  24. Hi all,   I have searched this service on Toytown and did not come up with anything. I'm trying to find any live people with experiences with Expat Tax Online. Not to be confused with EXPATTAX which is another service that is advertised on Toytown.   Just wanting to check them out before I commit.    Thanks for any thoughts.
  25. Why are you happy today?

       Sulphur Dioxide is added to Apricots. I knew it slows bacteria growth , but apparently an orange colour to the fruit is prefereable to dark brown.
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