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  1.   We have been getting this alot lately as well. We just hang up. Is annoying though. Sometimes they call 3-4 times a day. Now we just don't bother answering unless we recognise the number, weird thing is it looks like a call within Germany.. really odd.
  2. What are you listening to right now?

  3. Has the internet made us dumber and nastier?   No. People have always been dumb and nasty. With the internet they can just broadcast it faster and further over the whole world via the world wide web.
  4. Climate change discussion    
  5. Vegan coming for dinner

      It is just another day for us in paradise as Phil Collins once sung.   Like horses with blinkers, we in the "first world" walk. Those who see are the truly strong.   No idea why but this thread reminded me of this song.      
  6. "Untranslatable" German words

    Weiberfastnacht   and   Egal..    
  7. I would call up the finanzamt, or even better go there with the letter and make sure it is real.   Also talk to the mietverein. Do you have rechtschutz? I would also talk to a lawyer. Whatever you do, speak to a professional first. It sounds really dodgy to me.
  8. Vegan coming for dinner

      I tried the one with crickets in it the other day. (see link below)   Dark chocolate, figs and cricket powder. It was very crunchy, and tasted ok. Just not as sweet as I normally prefer.
  9. after-school childcare options

      We registered our kids in the local "Betreunde Grundschule". They opened at 7.00am and closed at 17.00. They provided lunch and helped the kids with their homework. They also provided childcare during the school holidays and they had activities such as swimming etc... which was fun for the kids. We had to provide an "Arbeitsbescheinigung" from our employer to get a place there. Normally they have a waiting list, but if both parents are working full time and have the paper work they normally get priority as long as they have an "Arbeitsbecheinigung". Normally they are in close proximity to the school, or sometimes even in the school itself. You should ask the school directly about it, or the kindergarten as they will know for sure. In the meantime it looks like you may have to get a Tagesmutter. We did the paperwork before the kids started school as we could just not afford the cost of a Tagesmutter.
  10. What are you listening to right now?

    From the 1980s! Sinitta! Somehow it always makes me smile          
  11. Vegan coming for dinner

      Well, people will have to in the end. Chopping down rainforests for food production, whether it be for beef, rice etc etc... It has a massive effect. We cannot blindly continue going the way we are. Putting blinkers on and calling it "bullshit" is not going to make it go away.
  12. Vegan coming for dinner

      I agree with you 100% on this one.
  13. Vegan coming for dinner

      Exactly, we are trying to cut our meat down because of the environment and also because of the way the animals are treated.   I watched a film/documentary called "Dominion (2018)."   It was very eye opening as is this report below.   Both me and my partner want to cut down on our meat consumption. Seems logical in every way.    
  14. Bacon Bacon Bacon!

      Personal taste I guess   I prefer English bacon. Cooked well but not crispy.   Sadly very very hard to buy in Germany!   Chipolatas. I miss them, but yes Nürnburgers are a good substitute. Fried tomatoes, fried eggs... Think I will have a fry up Saturday. not forgetting the mushrooms!   Anyone remember this:-   ?      
  15. The New Gillette Social Awareness Campaign

    Ikea beds and matresses are the best. I love their adverts!   I see nothing wrong with the advert either.
  16. Vegan coming for dinner

    Just discovered this thread. Since 2016 there is so much more choice! As for vitamins etc. There are even special ones for vegetarians and vegans as well now!   This new burger is really amazing.   Excellent if you are having a BBQ and there are vegans invited.
  17. treatment of dogs in boarding kennels

    It is much better to leave a dog with family or friends, or even pay for a dog sitter. My experience of dog kennels has not been a good one. I remember collecting my poor dog and he was so happy to see us, he looked like he had been "liberated". It got to the point that if he saw a suitcase he would shake in fear of going to the kennels.   I think the problem is they have so many dogs there it is like going to a boarding school for the poor dogs, or worse... boot camp.    
  18. Bacon Bacon Bacon!

      Chris Hemsworth all the way   I like my bacon cooked but not crispy.
  19. Once I laughed really loudly at a joke, at the time I was really really skinny, a guy turned to me and said. "You laughed so hard your tits fell off!" When I finally did gain a few pounds some idiot actually asked me if I had had a boob job "Are they real? Or did you get a boob job?" Seriously.   When I was 9 months pregnant these women walked past me in a shopping center and pointed "Das ist fett"- That is fat. I shouted back at them, that is 9 months pregnant.   When I was child I asked if I could have a go on this boys bike. He had one of those cool new ones that were really popular at the time. His answer was "No because you are a girl and are dressed wrong!"    
  20. Pop goes the nuke bomb

    Latest news....   Reminds me a bit of Chernobyl.... oh dear.
  21. Pop goes the nuke bomb

    I feel sorry for the Russians, all this slack... What about the French? Testing in the sea etc etc... Noone says a word!
  22. What are you listening to right now?

      My favourite all time grunge song