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About HH_Sailor

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  • Location Schleswig-Holstein
  • Nationality British
  • Gender Male
  • Year of birth 1960
  1. Are cafeterias obliged to follow their menu plans?

    "Well, if we took the bones out it wouldn't be crunchy, would it"  
  2. I've just posted a silly photo

    hooked on pills  
  3. What made you laugh today?

        https://www.the-postillon.com/2018/05/cotton-bud-too-far-into-ear.html   It's from May 2018, but I only saw it today...
  4. Selling a car in Germany

    Deregister (Zulassung) the car yourself. Don't let the buyer convince you that they'll do it 'soon'.   It's a bit more inconvenient, but protects you if they have a crash with your name still on the official paperwork. 
  5. Brexit: The fallout

    And here, up North, Famila has the crumbly Wensleydale with cranberry too.
  6. What's got you flummoxed today?

    Or should he be Twat of the day ?     Wasn't asked to be born  
  7. Claiming UK pension in Germany

    Correction to my own post:  would also mean I DON'T get to claim the 60% for my spouse (I read that I/we are too young)  
  8. What's got you flummoxed today?

    @lisa13   The subtitles are not quite correct - more like "hand in front of mouth !"     
  9. Claiming UK pension in Germany

    I checked up on this today. Hope it makes sense to you :    Source :  https://www.gov.uk/state-pension/eligibility  You’re eligible for the basic State Pension if you were born before: 6 April 1951 if you’re a man 6 April 1953 if you’re a woman HOWEVER ! if you are younger than that, then you are eligible for the *new* state pension.   The state pension had a the 60% spouse clause. The *new* state pension does not have that.   This spouse clause supplied up to 60% of the main earner's pension also to the spouse even without their NI contributions.   That's my understanding of the GOV website. Please correct me if I'm wrong.... would also mean I get to claim the 60% (I read that I am too young)    
  10. What made you smile today?

        You snooze you lose – the app that donates to charity while you sleep      
  11. What's got you flummoxed today?

    The PDP11 was the most successful computer (not personal computer )  of the 1970's. Had a lot of experience of them back in Blackheath Lane where I studied computer science. (That's "IT" to you young folk)   So imagine my state of flummox when I discovered someone is marketing a replica of said computer a perfect blinky,blinky type box (ok only 2/3 full size) but every bit as powerful when emulated by a Raspberry PI.   PiDP-11: RECREATING THE PDP-11/70    
  12. Claiming UK pension in Germany

    Thanks for the that, looks like I've got some more research with the DWP.    Fresh surprises every day.   
  13. Claiming UK pension in Germany

      Can you pls add some details? Is your wife German or British? Or is this irrelevant?  I've got a little while yet, but busy getting paperwork all lined up.  
  14. 2 kids finished their Waldorf education and are continuing their education. One happy at Uni, the other happy in an apprenticeship.   Now the youngest is preparing for his last few years of Waldorf school before he (probably) sits his Abitur.   School here has started in the national Waldorf "Portfolio" scheme. Students don't just get a final year report (Bio 2 ; English 2.3 etc) but get documentation of their work over the entire secondary grade based on their projects and praktika.   Details in the link from the portfolio starters in NRW.   Response from employers in the NRW area has been very supportive as they get to see what a young person has achieved in a range of subjects, not just exam marks.   German link to Waldorf Portfolio info   Same link via Goo-Translate    
  15. "Untranslatable" German words

    Apothekenpreisen   Used when something mundane is unusually expensive.