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  2. 3G in Restaurants?

      Maybe he was the head floor sweeper at NASA.    
  3. Cheapest car insurance

    Fully comprehensive means it also covers the damage caused by YOU on YOUR car. Damages caused by others on your car are always covered, by their insurance. Either  way, accidents and insurances are always a nightmare. You can easily lose very large sums, and zillions of hours, visiting the repair workshop, dealing with the gutachter, navigating the paperwork...not to say the headache.   On my last (and only) accident, I just could not comprehend the language in the paperwork from the insurer. So I asked my boss. His answer "I'm sorry, I don't understand the language". He is fluent in 3 languages, is a native German, and he is a University professor.
  4. Hi everyone,   on Saturday the 4th December there is a table reserved at Ole Madrid in the name of Toytown: Häberlstr 15, 80337 http://ole-madrid.com/ Please note the latest Covid rules.   Please copy the list and add your name below if you would like to join.   1. LisaJK 2. Cragrat 3. Ex-essex. 4. Lilol 5.
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  6. @PandaMunich - thank you very much for your help. I really appreciate it.  
  7. Advice on Parquet/Hardwood Floor repair

    Thank you, everyone. I am grateful to you all for your advice. I have raised the claim request. They said they will contact the landlord. Hope they will handle it. 
  8. Cheddar cheese from Lidl and elsewhere

    The extra cronchy stuff is back in Lidl! Yay! 300g for 2€something, really pretty good value.   I bought it all, sorry if we share a local Lidl (pretty sure no-one here does ) but I haven't tried it yet just in case it is not the amazing experience I remember from what feels like at least 10 years ago when they last had it in.
  9. Hello John, Life got in the way, so I am getting back to this late. I appreciate the response.   We have decided to move back in the next 6 months. My wife and me are planning to get permanent residency and possible citizenship with the proposed changes, and living in Germany for the long term.   I will be employed by a company and can show participation in the NHS here in the UK. I am under 55 (52), but over the ~67k wage limit. But it looks like I should be able to enroll in the public side. I had a question concerning my wife, she has not worked in Germany, UK, or previously US for quite sometime. She will not be working when we move back, will she be able to be join public, and covered by my contributions through my work?   Also I read that I need to be contributing before I am 55 and for some duration to be covered later as pensioner. Is this correct?   Finally, what does "top up" insurance provide above and beyond the public benefits? I am interested in understanding more.   Frank
  10. Tip of the day

    Does your radiator make a weird sound? Here is a site with different sounds as example for comparison and possible causes and solution: https://heizung.de/heizung/wissen/heizung-macht-geraeusche-gruende-und-massnahmen/
  11. Post-Brexit residency requirements for UK self-employed

    Please check the Directory here on TT. Both firms advertising under "Insurance" come highly recommended, are known personally to many here on the forum and are both also active TT members.   Oops. Sorry, didn't intend to necro-post. Just saw the posting from yesterday and didn't realize the OP was from June.   
  12. Brexit, New residence permits

    Card should come in 6 weeks... Maybe I'm just being paranoid, we did apply for dauerhaft.
  13. Bacon Bacon Bacon!

    Guys, guys, guys! Bacon, please!!!  
  14.   ... which reminds me of our friend in another thread who is presently charged guilty despite being innocent just because some jobsworth put the cross in the wrong box and apparently cannot take it out again without a lawyer being on the job.
  15. Type of test needed (Germany <-> UK)

      You are making a valuable contribution to the economy. (aka extortion by the "Government" - it is certainly one way to get cash out of bank accounts and into circulation.) Oh no, Opti is in cynical mode again ! Someone shut her up.
  16. Bundestagswahl 26th of September 2021

    I'm pretty sure Angela Merkel's drivers will also be her bodyguards - I certainly wouldn't begrudge her this security after her time in office.
  17. Mini business - kids' events

    Hi everyone I haven't posted for quite a while but have just popped onto Toytown again and it is nice to see a thriving community :o) I have a quick question which you might be able to help me with: I am looking at starting up a small business next year arranging kids' play events at various venues (indoor and parks) in Stuttgart.   I am employed and this would be a side gig - I have read some threads on here about the "Nebenjob" issue and I will need to disclose the plans to my employer (this is also stated in my employment contract).   I have also seen some threads about public liability insurance - I guess I will need advice from an expert on this. Are there any other things that pop into your minds about what I need to consider from a set-up/ admin point of view? Thanks for your thoughts!
  18. Aufenthaltstitel loss of PIN/PUK

    For me it has worked a few times already.  Have used it to authenticate for a few government agencies.  See if the NFC function is ON in the phone. I think it’s by default enabled in iPhone. 
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  20. Why are you unhappy today?

    Do realize that you are not the only one in this predicament. 
  21. What's got you flummoxed today?

    I so agree! I've had three dentists retire on me, even one who was significantly younger! My current dentist is about 20 years younger than I am - even so, that places her close to retirement.  
  22. Can anyone answer me thes equestions please. I am  UK citzen living in Germany for 26 years i  have a daueraufenthalt ( 10 years )   1)  can  i drive through other EU countries ( france and belgium ) with a daurauthenthalts ? after Brexit ? 2) I have 2 sons who only have German passports  .. do i need a visa for them  after Brexit ? 3) Is it realtively simple travelling to the UK in this moment as a british expat ( vaccinated ) or is it alot more complicated.. ps (   just read on the UK GOV site that if you are travelling to the UK and your PR test tests unclear  you may have to  read below .. what is printed on UK GOV website Test results If your test result is negative, you can end your quarantine. If your test result is positive, you must self-isolate for 10 full days. The day of the test is day 0. If your test result is unclear, you must self-isolate for 10 full days. The day you took the test is day 0. If your test result is unclear, you can choose to take another private test. If the result of that test is negative, you can stop self-isolating. If your PCR test result is delayed, you must quarantine until you receive a negative test result or until day 14 after arrival, whichever is sooner.
  23. Converting a driving

    Funny that you mention this, because I was sitting in the car of my friend in Uruguay and he stopped in front of a Tarantula. By far the biggest spider I have ever seen. We were driving in the countryside.
  24. Scary letter from Staatsanwaltschaft

      THANK YOU I will reach out now <3
  25. I'm struggling to understand which country or countries has taxing rights to an Irish Approved Retirement Fund (ARF) when the beneficiary is resident in Germany.    There is a clause in the tax treaty between Germany and Ireland which mentions ARFs according to this website: https://www.harvestfinancial.ie/tax-treatment-of-arf-distributions-for-non-residents/   The clause seems to say: https://www.bundesfinanzministerium.de/Content/DE/Standardartikel/Themen/Steuern/Internationales_Steuerrecht/Staatenbezogene_Informationen/Laender_A_Z/Irland/2011-11-07-Irland-Abkommen-DBA-Gesetz.pdf?__blob=publicationFile&v=3   As far as I understand this the Irish will want to tax the distributions from these funds (income tax only, the funds are tax free in Ireland for the purposes of capital gains).   Will Germany also want to tax these distributions and if so, will they want tax on the capital gains as well as the income?    If Germany does not get to tax these distributions (which I doubt), will they affect the Progressionsvorbehalt?   Thanks a lot for any advice.
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