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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. Brexit: The fallout

    If you think about it - there are many similarities between the UK's Brexit & Germany's "Energiewende".   Lots of promises, claims it will not cost (or at least not much), that everything will be OK & the respective country is racing towards the abyss with basically no plan..
  2. Brexit: The fallout

      In the meantime that would be understandable.
  3. Riester Rente vs. other pension schemes

    Try consulting one of those who advertise here such as @Starshollow
  4. Things to ponder

    ...and how many of your contacts on receiving such a video would believe it!   Within my club we have a number of maillists with the member's mail addresses.  The SPAM protection is pretty good but if mail address spoofing takes place something might slip through.  Some years ago such a mail purporting to come from "Josef" (with his genuine mail address) with contents in English  "Have you seen this"  followed by a dubious URL.   Of course one clown has to click on that before I sent a mail to all members warning of the SPAM. When I asked "why did you click on that URL" he said (in German) "but Josef is a great guy & we trust him". The fact that Josef doesn't speak a word of English didn't set off any alarm bells!
  5. Cadbury and Galaxy chocolate - where to buy

    Our Marktkauf has had the Cadbury 200g bars for some time & the local EDEKA (I am aware they are related) recently started as well.
  6. What's got you flummoxed today?

    Bridezilla - I like that description!   Ah well - in 2 day's time its the 31st anniversiary of our Anglo-German wedding.
  7. How to separate and maybe divorce

    Hmmmm.  When I was changing jobs in 1998 (thus had vacation to kill) I flew from Hamburg to Manchester with my son to spend a few days at my mother's house in Cheshire (not far from SpiderPig-Land).  Never thought about the possible need for OK from my wife but clearly should have had it.   Anyhow - on return trip I met an ex-DESY colleague whilst in the queue to board & my son (then aged 9) was allowed to sit on the jump seat on the flight deck both for take-off & landing (LH Cityline).
  8. Even after all these years, I still...

      Log tables anyone?
  9. Even after all these years, I still...

    We Brits used to be able to do that with pounds, shillings & pence - like dividing by 12 in yer head.
  10. Wisdom from pop music

    "Put out your problems with the cat" - Justin Hayward / Moody Blues (The Actor)
  11. Wisdom from pop music

    "A man hears what he wants to hear & disregards the rest" - Simon & Garfunkel (The Boxer)
  12. Want to move to Berlin from UK, Advice Needed

    I spent a year in Munich when I was 15 (together with parents & younger brother). No friends, foreign language - for me it was a waste of time.   20 years or so later I was back (near Hamburg) & have been for 37 years.