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About the.frollein

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

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  1. Hairdressers in Zuffenhausen area

    Just to update this in case others are looking for an English-speaking hairdresser: Frau Bronner's English is "not great" (her words were: "das ist schwierig") - so you would need to speak at least enough German to be able to describe what you want her to do to your hair.    Sorry about that, she genuinely is a great hairdresser!
  2. Hairdressers in Zuffenhausen area

    Hi and welcome to Stuttgart - congrats on getting a flat, Zuffenhausen is a nice area to live.  Not in Zuffenhausen, and not entirely sure about her English skills (I speak German with her), but I can highly recommend my hairdresser: Michaela Bronner (google "Friseurin Michaela Stuttgart). Her salon is a one-woman operation, on Heilbronner Straße and 2 minutes walk from the Löwentorbrücke U-Bahn stop (or 5 minutes from the S-Bahn stop Nordbahnhof), so on the main U-Bahn/S-Bahn route between Zuffenhausen and Hauptbahnhof. If you need more info, please feel free to PM me.   I haven't had a perm myself, but her handiwork I've seen on others looks good. I have really fine hair and not a lot of it, and she's a haircut genius - I would trust her to do a good job with perms as well. Best thing is, her prices are amazingly low for Stuttgart (I paid 27 Euros yesterday for a wash and cut). 
  3. Wedding between non German: Surname change mandatory ?

      When you go to submit your documents at the Standesamt, they will offer you a variety of choices and you will have to tell the Beamte what you choose. I was also under the misapprehension that the rules were very rigid and was pleasantly surprised at just how flexible German bureacracy has become in some (very few though...) regards.
  4. A question for all you long-timers:

    Having grown up as a third culture kid before this was a thing, I set out at 20 to go back to my roots, back to where I belong... until I found out I don't belong there either. Ah, the idealism of youth. Bounced around a lot and spent time in many different countries, and figured out early that home is where I am at the moment. And if it doesn't feel right, then I can move on, and start over. Problem is, at some point you get weary of starting over, and that did catch up to me eventually. I originally moved to North Hessen for work reasons, after living in Vienna for nine years - that move was a cultural shock all its own. Been in Germany for 23 years now, and got married to my GerMan last year. Although there are things that annoy me no end here, I am more settled and at home in Germany than I've ever been elsewhere - which is good, because although we both love to travel, leaving Germany to settle elsewhere is not an option for my GerMan. 
  5. Just to clarify: Möhringen is actually a part of Stuttgart, not a separate city.
  6. Chocolate pudding recipe

      My MiL, who is from East Prussia and came to Germany as a refugee during WWII, does this - I find it very strange, but my GerMan grew up with it and likes it. 
  7. So on Sunday it will have been exactly a year since our last DUMB meetup - and what a year it's been.    Here's hoping we can meet up again at some point later this year. Missing you all, and our meetups, LOTS! Take care and stay safe, everybody. 
  8. Marriage registration for Non-EU citizens

      My husband lives in Westfalen, I live in Stuttgart and will stay here for a while yet, due to a great job (and little to no chance of finding something equivalent in Westfalen, let alone the perils of changing jobs at my age). Upon getting married, I changed my Hauptwohnsitz (main residence) to Westfalen, and registered Stuttgart as Zweitwohnsitz. Stuttgart promptly sent me a questionnaire to be able to assess the taxes for Zweitwohnsitz, which gave me quite a fright, as this hadn't occurred to me at all. However, if you can prove you require a Zweitwohnsitz due to working/studying, then you are exempt from tax for Zweitwohnsitz. Getting the required proof was no problem, and voilà, no taxes due.