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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
  • Interests Gliding, Volcanoes, Cooking, Music (Vivaldi to Steeleye Span).
  1. Import Duty On PCs

    FWIW the family has bought a number of laptops over the years from notebooksbilliger.de
  2.   One certainly can get that impression (those pensioners enjoying spanish weather instead of rain in UK!)
  3. Why are you happy today?

      Trust you are prepared for the Hamburg weather: currently howling gale & lashings of rain. Fischmarkt reported to be flooded.
  4.   All this winning!   To the above quoted paragraphs: 1.2 - they know I'm resident in DE & have been for many many years 5.3 - "may" is not necessarily "will" 12.2. "no transaction in / out for at least 24 months" - bit of a problem here since due to Corona we havn't been in the UK for 2.5 years.   I'll sit back & see if they write to me.  It would not be the end of the world.    
  5. What made you laugh today?

      Wait until you return to Hamburg / Harburg...
  6. What made you laugh today?

    One normally stuffs the neck of the turkey but lets not that get in the way... TIP: Remove the wishbone before stuffing.
  7. What made you laugh today?

      I always get my wife to check any important mails, presentations etc.
  8. Odd news

      Presumably there wasn't much else to do...
  9. I recommend having 2 displays.  Can do work on one whilst use the other for mail, searching for files <whatever>  
  10. Bundestagswahl 26th of September 2021

      Already there is more (=much more) canabis than alcohol in the blood tests ordered during Verkehrskontrollen.
  11. What's got you flummoxed today?

      I just visited the local pensions office & let them do the hard work (this was end 2017 as I retired end January 2018).   Hint: if you are also expecting a UK state pension back in the pre-Brexit days you had to apply for that via your local German pensions office. In my case they knew what to do.  Problem was, this then gets sent to Berlin & the folks there sat on it for 3 months. After several phone calls from myself they moved things & then the UK authorities also sat on it for 3 more months (out of sympathy maybe).   How it runs post Brexit I cannot say.
  12. Bundestagswahl 26th of September 2021

    My daughter, who works in the Tox-Lab of the UKE Rechtsmedizien, says this will be a disaster.
  13. What made you laugh today?

      Obviously recognised that you are a "Big Shot".
  14. BREXIT positives and negatives

      I got the impression that Corbyn "whacked" himself.
  15. How to repair a Rolladen

      If you would live in Kreis Pinneberg I could recommend the folks who fixed our Rolladen.