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About HEM

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    Pontius the Pilot

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  • Location Schleswig-Holstein
  • Nationality British
  • Hometown Cheshire (Bramhall & Plumley)
  • Gender Male
  • Year of birth
  • Interests Gliding, Volcanoes, Cooking, Music (Vivaldi to Steeleye Span).
  1. Traffic Jams & Bed

    We're nearly empty!
  2. What made you smile today?

    Its rare that justice is done this way.  Some years ago I was driving through central Hamburg at the permitted 50 kph when I was overtaken by a black BMW (female driver) who shot past & headed under the railway bridges - to be greeted by a big red flash.
  3. Brexit: The fallout

    It should have been obvious that just about all MPs would be against the agreement - or any agreement for that matter.   The Remainers would be against as it means leaving.  The hardliners would be against because it doesn't exit immediatly (& a hard border in Ireland would be a small price to pay for being freed of the EU-shackles).  And of course the opposition opposes.   And the default is crashing out!  (That does not have to be voted for).
  4. Brexit: The fallout

      I do - although we did not have a televison set back in those days.
  5. Illogical stuff of the German language

    I recall my Welsh grandmother (who lived in Kent) talking about the time being " five-and-twenty-past three" rather than "three-twentyfive".
  6. Brexit week plans

    Maybe you have already done this but it might be worth your doing voluntary NI payments to top up your UK pension. At least in my case this was a good deal as I only needed to live one year after reaching 65 to "win". There are a number of posts on TT about this - of course BREXIT does muddy the crystal ball a bit.   I topped my years of contributions up from 15 to 26 - wish I'd found out about this a few years earlier but .(thanks to TT) better late than never.  
  7. Why are you happy today?

    ...and we have a new member of the family - joined us last Friday (9th November).  Belongs to our daughter.  He is now in a group of 4 foals & has a few years to grow up.    
  8. Getting my goose cooked

    I always do a turkey - neck filled with pork sausagemeat stuffing (remember to remove the wishbone before stuffing), bacon rolls - the Full Monty. This one from 2015:
  9. Brexit: The fallout

    Thats why the media in general is in business to stir things - "everything is OK" never sold a single newspaper.
  10.   From where?  Your profile currently states that your nationality is German...   Have you read the TT Wiki on Health Insurance?
  11. Brexit: The fallout

    There is time to let the UK side sort this out - the Women's World Gliding Championships is being held in the UK in 2021 & they certainly need to have competitors from outside the UK (who will want to get their planes there & back again).
  12. Brexit: The fallout

    Currently "Kasko" insured for 150 T Euro.  Would cost over 200 T Euro to replace new.  Its a rather "good" one.
  13. Brexit: The fallout

      That looks to involve quite a lot on money.  In principle the same situation would apply to people taking cars over to UK for a vacation. I think we'll just sit back & wait half a year.
  14. Brexit: The fallout

    I visited the UK (Scotland) end September / early October to attempt some wave flying from Aboyne. I'm considering doing the same in 2019 - this time taking my own glider in its trailer - and a number of German flying friends are considering the same. However we don't know the visa situation, whether our EASA pilot's licenses will be recognised (as they were this year) or even whether Uk customs will let our gliders into the country without massive import charges.  Result: all planning on hold (although end September is a long time off).  
  15. Brexit: The fallout

    They will have to spend their money inside the UK (which is probably one of the ideas behind BREXIT).