the.frollein

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  • Location Stuttgart
  • Nationality Swiss
  • Hometown West Michigan
  • Gender Female
  • Year of birth 1960

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  1. Canadian in Offenburg

    @GlobeTrotterBoy This is on Fuu's profile:   Joined: 15 Nov 2012 Last visited: 6 Feb 2013
  2. BBQ / Grill wood & coal or gas?

      I am an apartment dweller, so electric or gas are my only options. And no, I would not use the cooker in the kitchen to grill, because I don't want my entire flat to smell of grilled meat. For some, that may be an attractive olfactory option, not for me. Plus we grill a portion for each person, and eat, and then grill a bit more, and eat, so it's nice to be able to do that on the balcony without a lot of back and forth to the kitchen.
  3. The first thread I remember reading on Toytown Germany...

    I have one too, and I love it. But I can never look at it without remembering the sadness of the whole situation with Poppet... and then an urge to bake Franzbrötchen overcomes me, which is a recipe Poppet shared with me.   Bringing this back on topic: Sorry, cannot for the life of me remember the first thread I read on TT!
  4. As various people have said: Forget Berlin. And "smaller cities around Berlin" will not be any better. If you are serious about this, you need to orient yourself to southern Germany, i.e. Bavaria or Baden-Wuerttemberg.
  5. Cancel holiday over corona virus?

    We were scheduled to go to Langeland (Danish Ostsee) with the camper van from 21 March to 03 April. That has obviously fallen by the wayside, and we'll count ourselves lucky if our respective employers allow us to cancel the vacation days, as we can certainly think of a better time to use them.   I was also planning to visit West Michigan in the second half of June, and have cancelled that as well. Thank goodness I had not booked any flights yet, so am spared that headache.
  6. Hey everybody    In view of the developing situation with COVID 19, I have made the difficult decision to cancel DUMB for the month of March. I don't panic easily - and I'm not panicked now - but I do feel it's wise to take sensible precautions.   So our next meetup is tentatively planned for April.
  7. Sign-up list for the next DUMB, on Thursday, 19 March 2020   So it's finally March the month - the March weather has been here since January, or at least it feels like it's been "in like a lion" for weeks! Our next meetup will be on Thursday, 19 March, in the hope that some who can't make it on Fridays will be able to be there. Looking forward to seeing everyone!   1. Frollein 2. MadMacks 3. Alana 4. Keroleen 5. 6. 7. 8.   As always, suggestions for where to meet are welcome!
  8. Sign-up list for the next DUMB, on Thursday, 19 March 2020   So it's finally March the month - the March weather has been here since January, or at least it feels like it's been "in like a lion" for weeks! Our next meetup will be on Thursday, 19 March, in the hope that some who can't make it on Fridays will be able to be there. Looking forward to seeing everyone!   1. Frollein 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.   As always, suggestions for where to meet are welcome! 0
  9. So it was a small and cosy meetup, due to scheduling conflicts for some and nasty winter colds for others. Lots of fun, laughter and interesting discussions though! Wishing everybody a happy rest of February, and hoping to see you at the March meetup!    
  10. Sorry, but you will need to do this yourself, it makes no sense to try to hire someone to deal with it. AOK will require a response from you in writing, sent by registered post, cancelling your health insurance. Also include any documentation you have that can prove you left the country, i.e. deregistration with the German authorities, registration in your new country of residence, proof of insurance in your new country of residence.   @PandaMunich is a treasure and has helped innumerable people by giving advice for dealing with German bureacracy, but SHE will not "deal with matters" for you.   Btw, AOK is one of the few providers who actually offer help in English, so avail yourself of that, e.g. their telephone hotline etc.
  11. Sorry not to be able to help with your question about the Automat, I've never used one myself and probably would be helpless too.   I second what BayrischDude wrote - here in Stuttgart I tend to seek out the alternative Post Office sites. Depending on where you live, or pass by for example on your way to work, it's much quicker than waiting in the line at the "real" Post Office.   Two "alternative" POs I use a lot are the Kiosk at Rotebühlplatz (in the passage when you come up from the U-Bahn toward Calwer Straße, and go up toward the Netto), and the Kiosk at Killesberg. Both are open until 8 PM, AFAIK.
  12. Sign-up list for the next DUMB, on Friday, 21 February 2020 at 7:00 PM   1. Frollein 2. Alana 3. BarbCountryGirl 4. Ja.Bitte 5. Keroleen 6. Keroleen +1 7. 8.   As always, suggestions for where to meet are welcome!
  13. Sign-up list for the next DUMB, in February 2020   Suggestion for our February meetup: Either Thursday, 13 Feb or Friday, 21 Feb 2020. Please note whether you can make one or both, and which date you would prefer!   1. Frollein (both) 2. Alana (21.02.) 3. BarbCountryGirl (21.02.) 4. Ja.Bitte (21.02.) 5. Tincablinca (21.02.) 6. Keroleen (21.02.) 7. Keroleen +1 (21.02.) 8.   Seems to be a clear preference for the 21.02. - I will wait one or two more days and then set the date.   As always, suggestions for where to meet are welcome!
  14. Sign-up list for the next DUMB, in February 2020   Suggestion for our February meetup: Either Thursday, 13 Feb or Friday, 21 Feb 2020. Please note whether you can make one or both, and which date you would prefer!   1. Frollein (both) 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.   As always, suggestions for where to meet are welcome!
  15. Our first meetup in 2020 is on Friday, 24 January 2020 - looking forward to seeing everyone!   1. Frollein 2. Alana 3. Keroleen 4. Mr. Keroleen 5. Trrr 6. Frau Trrr 7. Mr India   We are meeting at Brauhaus Schönbuch, near Schlossplatz.