Feierabend

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  • Location Brandenburg
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  • Hometown London
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  1. police cannot decide on car accident

    I have a strong urge to ram the apparent majority of the drivers with dazzling brake lights who can't be bothered to use the handbrake at lights and level crossings, especially at night. Am sadly too well brought up to not take revenge by putting headlights on full beam.
  2. Christmas tree disposal and recycling

    It's St Brigid's Day in Ireland, first day of spring as my mum used to tell me, as we surveyed the snowy wastes of the garden here. She always went optimistically snowdrop hunting.
  3. Have you searched for answers? A quick Google produced many eg from Berlin.de Landesamt für Einwanderung: Niederlassungserlaubnis Eine Niederlassungserlaubnis erlischt ab 6 Monaten nach der Ausreise aus Deutschland. Eine Niederlassungserlaubnis erlischt ab 12 Monaten nach der Ausreise aus Deutschland wenn der Ausländer das 60. Lebensjahr vollendet hat und sich mindestens 15 Jahre rechtmäßig im Bundesgebiet aufgehalten hat. Dasselbe gilt dann auch für den mit ihm zusammenlebenden Ehegatten mit einer Niederlassungserlaubnis, wenn dieser auch mindestens 60 Jahre alt ist. Eine Niederlassungserlaubnis erlischt auch bei einem längeren Aufenthalt im Ausland nicht bei einem rechtmäßigen Aufenthalt in Deutschland von mindestens 15 Jahren und wenn der Lebensunterhalt gesichert ist (das gilt auch für den Ehegatten mit einem unbefristeten Aufenthaltstitel) oder bei einer ehelichen Lebensgemeinschaft oder eingetragenen Lebenspartnerschaft mit einem deutschen Staatsangehörigen Das Landesamt für Einwanderung oder die Bürgerämter stellen darüber eine Bescheinigung aus. Diese Bescheinigung kann für die Wiedereinreise nach Deutschland erforderlich sein. Mehr Informationen zu der Bescheinigung In allen anderen Fällen kann eine längere Frist auf Antrag erlaubt werden, wenn der Aufenthalt im Ausland nur vorübergehend ist (zum Beispiel zur Pflege eines nahen Angehörigen, für ein Gastsemester während eines Studiums) oder wenn der Aufenthalt im Ausland den Interessen der Bundesrepublik Deutschland dient (siehe oben unter Aufenthaltserlaubnis   Obviously you should check with a lawyer if you think you have special  circumstances but to a risk aversive non-expert like me it does't seem like a good idea. I wouldn't be relying on any goodwill from the UK govt.  People who have lived and worked blamelessly there for decades have been booted out.
  4. Today's book

    Catch 22 - now and again, 50 years later (aaarrgh!) I still find myself chuckling over various scenes and characters. If only it wasn't all so horribly true.
  5. Today's book

    Catch 22 - now and again, 50 years later (aaarrgh!) I still find myself chuckling over various scenes and characters. If only it wasn't all so horribly true.
  6. Grundsteuerreform

    Oh, I'll look into the Mietniveaustufe, that bit was all goobledygook to me.
  7. Grundsteuerreform

    Oh, I'll look into the Mietniveaustufe, that bit was all goobledygook to me.
  8. Grundsteuerreform

    I used to get that "high"' of relief after going to Confession!! I hated it, especially since around the age of eight or nine the priest told me to leave and examine my conscience properly. Ever after, I had a made-up list of sins that I would parrot off. I expect lying during a sacrament was a mortal sin ...   Re. the Grundsteuerreform, we received the calculations of the new rateable value. Looks as if we'll end up paying double what  we are now. Jolly.
  9. Grundsteuerreform

    I used to get that "high"' of relief after going to Confession!! I hated it, especially since around the age of eight or nine the priest told me to leave and examine my conscience properly. Ever after, I had a made-up list of sins that I would parrot off. I expect lying during a sacrament was a mortal sin ...   Re. the Grundsteuerreform, we received the calculations of the new rateable value. Looks as if we'll end up paying double what  we are now. Jolly.
  10. BREXIT positives and negatives

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2023/jan/01/wreckage-of-brexit-politicians-denial   Possibly the true calamity of Brexit is that practically no politician dares speak about it, except the entitled loonies who still talk of the future golden pastures just beyond the horizon.
  11. My shamefully compulsive reading of Reddit  AITA and Relationship forums has educated me that room mate does indeed mean flat mate. Bonus information: Dorms are not twelve bedded rooms as in my boarding school days. Little sister or brother means a younger sibling. Even if they're now 30 years old and a 6' tall weightlifter.
  12. What are you cooking today?

    I grew up with swede (definitely Steckrüben) regularly on the menu, nearly always mashed with lots of butter, salt and pepper (always the white powdery stuff then.) Nice with roasts and boiled ham. I served it up here years ago to some visitors and one made a face and said "we serve that to the cattle here!"
  13. You just reminded me to look! Yoo - hoo!
  14. Darmspiegelung - colonoscopy

    I couldn't describe the taste of the vile stuff that I had even at the time, and I tried to forget about it as quickly as possible. Maybe stale water that cabbage had been cooked in, but with a heavy feel? It's really put me off having it done again.
  15. Grundsteuerreform

    I've done it! All alone! I am Superwoman!