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About Feierabend

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  • Location Brandenburg
  • Nationality British
  • Hometown London
  • Gender Female
  1. I  think Anwalt für Schulden should get you on the right track.
  2. Aok dental cleaning

    I'm with TK and they have a bonus programme that  gives you some discounts (eg on false teeth) but only if you go regularly for checkups. I think a simple scale and polish is free as is the checkup, but the more thorough professional clean not automatically. However, to my surprise I did get the full deep clean free a couple of years ago as I go regularly and had apparently built up the required number of visits . My dental practice seems to monitor stuff like this very well, and always lets me know how to lower the bills when poss. The cost of a full profi clean is around €70 with them, for the best part of an hour's work.  I've been very happy with TK over the years and the health care in general here in Germany.
  3. Coronachat - vents, whines, flummoxes & miscellaneous

      A pox on the Pox I say!!  
  4. President Donald J. Trump

    Just  noticed the spelling mistake, damn. Irritates the pedant in me.
  5. President Donald J. Trump

    Better title for this thread? Inspired by the latest addition to my German vocabulary: Evolutionsbremse. Someone who puts the breaks on evolution due to their very existence, which embodies so much stupidity that it slows the advancement of the species down. (Definition from The Local.)  
  6. Coronachat - vents, whines, flummoxes & miscellaneous

    Aw, sweet! I thought it was going to be Berlin!  
  7. Coronavirus

    😊 I haven't read much Waugh!
  8. Newcomer - Sankt Blasien

    I only know St Blasien from a few hours visit when in the Schwarzwald quite a few years ago now. I still remember sitting in the empty Dom surrounded by that amazing white space and feeling a most overwhelming peace. Outside in nearby gardens we listened to a panpipe concert and then had a lovely dinner in a restaurant by the river. The then children and dog seemed to appreciate the special atmoshere too! Lovely area. Like all country areas you will be an exotic blow-in for a long time, same the world over, but it sounds like you'll be fine. Happy moving!  
  9. Coronavirus

    There's at least two trimmers in the house!!  
  10. Coronavirus

    Presumably this R arises out of the localised outbreak which hopefully can be restrained through localised measures.  So todays's figures for Güterslow in the last seven days are over 209 new infections per 100,000 population, in Berlin it's just under 9 per 100,000, in my district it's less than 2. Just looking at the R figure was probably helpful for people in understanding the urgency of the situation initially, but now decisions can hopefully made on a more refined balance of factors that are present locally; new infections, available treatment capacity etc. and a somewhat reasonably functìoning track and trace system. (I just wish there was a figure that allowed hairdressers to cut beards again. I'm currently living with Santa Claus' hermit twin brother ...)
  11. Hairfall clinic.

    I've never heard the term hair fall, sounds like a direct translation of German.The normal British English term is hair loss. 
  12. Coronachat - vents, whines, flummoxes & miscellaneous

    Oh, Lorelei, the poor man probably can't see what clothes he chose. He had to do the drive to Barnard Castle to check his eyesight, don't you know?!  (As he claimed in the press conference he gave this afternoon.) The excuses get more and more surreal  ...     
  13. Car rentals in Ingolstadt

    I have just looked at my German licence which I exchanged for my UK  one last year. Look at the back of the card which shows all the different classes of vehicle you are permitted to drive. Now look down column 10, which is "gültig ab". This shows the date from which you got your licence for that type of vehicle. So e.g. mine shows motorbike from 1973, car from 1978. So you should be OK to rent.
  14. Bus in Bergedorf

    Male bus driver.   https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1259851/Bus-driver-phone-ends-recreating-scene-The-Italian-Job.html   Draw your own conclusions  
  15. Things vary also from region to region. In my area, ex DDR and traditionally "Protestant " the season's rhythm goes basically; The four weeks of Advent, everyone wishes each other Schönen Erste/Zweite/Dritte Advent on each of the four weekends. Markets, Advent concerts everywhere, lots of cosy meetups and commercialism as per the world over. Heilgabend, the 24th is rhe highlight. But it's not a public holiday, shops shut early afternoon and the poor sods who have to work somehow have to get into festive mode for the evening. Around here, Kartoffelsalat and Wurst of some kind is a big deal at the meal! But lots of variation between families as per their own habit. The Bescherung, giving of the presents is the highlight. Male rellies get roped in to be the Weihnachtsmann in red coats and wonky beards. 25th is a bit more like UK Boxing Day, lots of visiting. In my  village (another!) Weihnachtsmann, flanked by a couple of tinselly angels, arrives in a horse and cart with small presents for children. I'm not sure if that's organised by the Gemeindeamt or the local Feuerwehr who are the hard core of village social life. Then nothing much until Sylvester. (Life-threatening uncontrolled fireworks on every street, compulsory watching of Dinner for One whilst under-the-influence.) If I was getting some little present from Canada, I think I'd like something that reflects one of  the diverse cultures - a small textile, a CD of trad music, a  nicely made little artefact ... teamed up with  a little box of whatever local chocs or sweets.  Have a little selection of photos of your area and anything quirky or places particularly special in it ready to chat about ...