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

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  1. Cheddar cheese from Lidl and elsewhere

    Run-up to Christmas = Cheddar time at Lidl = great joy throughout the land. Well, at least the little part of it I inhabit. However, that Orkney stuff they had on offer in early October, which I have just got around to sampling (yes, cheese is my name, stockpiling is my game...) is worthless. The only way it might taste of something is if it's stored next to a decent piece of Cheddar or Gruyère.
  2. English Translator Requirement for German House Closing

    Just to add the missing note of pedantery here: If needed, you will need to look for an interpreter. Translators do written work, interpreters do verbal translation.
  3. Not to rain on your parade, but the title was "Christian churches in Karlsruhe".  AFAIK Joseph Smith, the Book of Mormon, the Angel Moroni and holy underwear go well beyond the accepted Protestant ecclesiological definition of the "Christian church". But hey, props to you for meeting during COVID - sure you'll be adding to the number of saints soon...
  4. Marvel milk powder

    I buy Sirup (which I understand is what is called squash in the UK) at Edeka, they have both Mautner Markhof and YO brand. It is a bit hidden away, near the wine/liquor, but there is quite a selection (seen in both Stuttgart and NRW).
  5. As @SusieT said, try Ebay Kleinanzeigen - often properties that are advertised there are not on the Immo sites.
  6. Cheddar cheese from Lidl and elsewhere

    When I saw the Orkney Cheddar at my Lidl, I immediately bought a few packs. They also had Stilton, which I now regret not buying. Finally got the GerMan to overcome his aversion to blue cheese and now he's addicted to St. Agur...
  7. Online library for English books

    @ZA1234  Have a look at the DAZ Library - they have a library on-site here in Stuttgart, but the membership fee also allows you access to the eBooks USA platform.   I found this option when I was looking for an alternative myself, but didn't go further with it because I gained access to my hometown library's ebooks through my mum's library card, and I use the NetGalley platform to gain access to ARCs. The second is a mixed bag, but I have read some great titles that way I wouldn't otherwise heard about. You do need to commit to write a review though, with NetGalley.   I supplement with ordering books from (the re-sell wing of the site mentioned above), and also go by the Oxfam used bookshop here in Stuttgart from time to time. I used to also frequent the Anglican Church booksale, but have stopped my involvement there because I refuse to support the intolerant attitudes of the current vicar.   I don't have Amazon Prime, so can't comment on that - but surely you should be able to access English-languages titles in spite of being registered in Germany.
  8. Is this How Health Treatment Works in Germany?

    This page is quite handy - you can do a search for doctors in Chemnitz (or all of Sachsen), where you can search according to speciality and specifying language skills. Should the link take you to the actual homepage, rather than the search page for doctors, click on Suche nach Ärzten und Psychotherapeuten (in the border on the right), put in Chemnitz  under Ort and under Fachkriterien choose Facharzt. Then search for the speciality you are looking for. An orthopedist is called an Orthopäde in German, and a Trauma Surgeion an Unfallchirurg. Last step, under Zusatzangaben choose Fremdsprache "Englisch".   The page is set up by the Kassenärztliche Vereinigung (Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians), so basically all doctors in Sachsen are listed. When I searched for an orthopedist and trauma surgeon in Chemnitz with English skills, I got a list of 5 doctors.   HTH
  9. Legal insurance for landlords - recommendations?

    I would be very leery of any promises an agent makes regarding Eigenbedarf. Yes, you can invoke it - but there are myriad reasons why this can be refused, it can take years to get sitting tenants out, or you as landlord will end up paying to get them out (i.e. paying for their move etc.).
  10. High rent in sublet

    Sorry to put it like this, but you don't really have a leg to stand on. Yes, a deposit (Mietkaution) is only allowed - by law - to be a maximum of three months Kaltmiete, and should be noted in the contract. However, you've paid it and I think you'll have a hard time getting the extra you shouldn't have paid back.   However, regarding the amount of rent: He is free to charge a subletter whatever the market will bear, regardless of how much he himself pays in rent.   If you are set on taking action against him, then go to the Mieterverein and ask for their help. It will mean becoming a member, but the fee is minimal for the help you will get from them. Just make sure you cancel your membership in writing immediately, effective the next possible deadline (usually 2 years), otherwise you'll be back on here moaning about the automatic renewal that is standard for these type of subscriptions and memberships.
  11. Lack of a response is not something you should take personally - if you investigate a bit, then you will see that Freiburg is not a hotbed of activity as far as TT goes. IIRC then FB might be more helpful for you, I think Freiburg expats had several meetups going there.