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About HH_Sailor

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  • Location Schleswig-Holstein
  • Nationality Brexit made me German
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  1. Politics Gen XYZ

    I beg to differ....   How hot is hot when frying? How fast to stir when making a roux ? Check a cake in the oven? Does the knitting needle come out with a little or a lot of mixture on it? Another 5 or 10 mins?   Another guest, 2 spuds extra or 3?   I heard a German radio report about chefs traveling to schools and letting kids try different basic foods. Many didn't know what to expect if they bit into an onion, carrot or lemon.   You've got to want to cook as opposed to just warming through. And if never shown what good food is...
  2. Politics Gen XYZ

    When I was at school (NW England in the 1970's), the girls were taught to cook and we could smell their "take homes" on the bus. They got a serious education.    The lads, however, didn't get a look in at the school kitchens (but  we had a short course on needlework BTW)   These days, according to friends with kids in UK,  "it's too dangerous, what with knives and boiling saucepans and even possible food poisoning; just can't let kids fiddle with stuff like that"   I know my kids in Germany didn't get any cookery either.   It's a great shame that basic nutrition and cooking is no longer taught. And a partial result is that budgeting and cookery are not in young peoples skill set unless they have a home background to fill in the deficits or decide for themselves to learn.   So what can we change?
  3. The War in Ukraine

        If I had mushy pee I'd visit the urologist pretty damned quick...
  4. The War in Ukraine

      Thousands of Britain's 'fish and chip' shops could close within a year     I do miss a good "chippy"  
  5. Tesla Gigafactories, News and Conversation

    Tesla model S decides to run into stationary building in Ohio.   Did the driver think the sign  "Drive In"  meant something else ?   Tesla vs. glass fronted building (film )
  6. Good news

    So, who needs a pilot ??     Full story and some video / audio      
  7. What are you watching right now?

    Try Anatomy of a scandal. Deliciously devious plot around a UK cabinet minister and a prosecuting  barrister.   https://www.netflix.com/title/81152788
  8.   A bag is a bag. Unless it leaks petrol, smells of gas or cries "let me out", DB don't care what's in it.   Good luck finding a luggage rack on a RE train! You'll just have to keep an eye on it...   If the bag had it's own €9 ticket, then could that justify it being on the seat next to you?
  9. Laws on sitting a child in a front passenger seat

    .   But is it worth it ?    
  10. Going to France (from Germany)

      Yup, sounds familiar... Rusty ancient heap, young man at the wheel, late at night and I'll raise you 1970's style long hair.    Oh how I was pulled over, "let me count the ways"   (sorry Mr Shakespeare)
  11. Here is the official German ministry website  Einreiseanmeldung.de   If you click through it, you'll find that you need a test only if you can't prove  vaccination or recovery.   At least thats the case today (9.May 2022)   So, Lufthansa have sent you old infos.   Sorry for repeating what @snowingagain and @fraufruit have stated
  12. What are you watching right now?

    But on Amazon and SKY. Both charge for watching the series.   But it's well worth it, even if it makes you (as it did me) so angry that a govt. can't admit a mistake and kills it's people in the process.  
  13. Can I work as freelancer next to a fulltime job and how ?

      Well, if I was pedantic, the health insurance people  don`t charge taxes but they do have their monthly fees.   Self employed have to pay these fees. Whereas employees split them 50:50 with their employer   I would suggest you take a look at the TT Wiki about health insurance. There`s a  minefield ahead of you and you may well need to have a chat with a professional advisor to fully understand the consequences.   Wiki Health insurance    
  14. What's got you flummoxed today?

    @Janx Spirit quotes Darwin in the 3G restaurant thread.   Moments after reading that quote I see it again as the start of a Netflix series. (I only watched the first 5 mins as turned into dross....so no plug here!)   "Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge"   What a coincidence...