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About Derekbeggs

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    The trouble with having an open mind, is that people keep trying
  • Birthday 06/28/1969

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  • Location Sendling, Munich
  • Nationality Scottish
  • Hometown Dumfries
  • Gender Male
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  • Interests Reading and writing, Art, Diving Instructor (non teaching)
    Painting, Photography, Bondage, Fetish, Burlesque, wine, archaeology, Guitar and gardening.
  1. Painting Auction for Mini-Poppet

    Loch Asynt, Oil on Canvas, 60cm x 60cm (links to my FB art page)   Hi all,   I'm offering this painting for Auction, and I'll start the bidding myself at 50€ All the proceeds from its sale to Mini-Poppets fund and the winning bid at 14.00 on Friday will get the painting. The winner just needs to transfer the money directly to the fund from this thread Collection for Mini-Poppet and once the administrators of the fund tell me the money is in, I'll either deliver in person, or post the painting anywhere in the world to the winning person (I'll pay the postage etc).   Loch Asynt is in Sutherland in Scotland and is one of my favourite places. It is a fresh water loch and is often so still that it reflects the low hills around it remarkably. Poppet and I both lived in Garnethill for a while so I thought something scottish would be appropriate.   I wish I could do more to contribute to Mini Poppets fund but I don't have a lot of spare cash at the moment as I'm going through the same situation in my own life as he was. I spoke with him last week about it and I can't believe he's gone.   My deepest, deepest sympathies to his family and friends, and I hope this painting will do well for the fund.   Derek
  2. Do I really have to pay Kirchensteuer?

    Ok, heres the thing.   I do not and will not ever pay Kirchensteuer and have never been registered to do so.   My wife has been registered since birth, so it was automatic until she cancelled it last year before she went back to full time work.   She has just recieved a tax bill for them for the year 2006.   Now in 2006, she was not working, so was not due to pay this ridiculous tax. I was the sole breadwinner, so to speak.   Apparently, because on our joint tax return, she stated that she was reliant on my wage, the effin church wants some of it. If we had filed single tax returns, we would have not had to pay it.   How can this possibly be?   Now I will fight this to the high court if I have to as a matter of principle.   Can anyone help.