White Rose of Yorkshire

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About White Rose of Yorkshire

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  • Location Stuttgart
  • Nationality British
  • Hometown Twixt Whitby & Hull
  • Gender Female
  • Interests History. Meeting people from different backgrounds.
  1. Events in December 2019

    Events in December 2019   14.11.2019 - 06.01.2020 Christmas Garden https://www.christmas-garden.de/   26.11.2019 -22.12.2019 Christmas Market Esslingen https://www.weihnachtsmarkt.fans/weihnachtsmarkt-esslingen-oeffnungszeiten/   26.11.2019 - 22.12.2019 Christmas Market Ludwigsburg https://www.ludwigsburg.de/,Lde/start/tourismus/weihnachtsmarkt.htm   27.11.2019 -23.12.2019 Christmas Market Stuttgart https://www.stuttgart-tourist.de/en/e-christmas-market-in-stuttgart-2019 https://www.stuttgarter-weihnachtsmarkt.de/de/home/   27.11-23.12.2019 Antique Market Karlsplatz Stuttgart https://www.stuttgarter-weihnachtsmarkt.de/de/allgemein/antikmarkt/   28.11 - 29.12.2019 Waldweihnacht  Marktplatz Göppingen Montag bis Donnerstag von 11 bis 20 Uhr Freitag von 11 bis 22 Uhr Samstag von 10 bis 22 Uhr Sonntag von 11 bis 20 Uhr Heiligabend von 10 bis 14 Uhr 1. und 2. Weihnachtsfeiertag geschlossen https://www.weihnachtsmaerkte-in-deutschland.de/waldweihnacht-in-goeppingen.html   30.11.- 21.12.2019 Christmas Market Fellbach https://www.fellbach.de/start/wirtschaft_+gesellschaft+_+freizeit/weihnachtsmarkt+2019.html   30.11 -21.12.2019 Christmas Market Schorndorf https://www.schorndorf-centro.de/e/23/schorndorfer-weihnachtswelt-schorndorf-2019   03 - 08.12.2019 International Chocolate Festival Tübingen https://www.chocolart.de   Model Railway Club Stuttgart 08.12.2019 15.12.2019 06.01.2020 26.01.2020 Der Modelleisenbahnclub Stuttgart öffnet seine Clubräume jeweils an den Sonntagen vom 8. und 15. Dezember sowie am 6. und 26. Januar, immer zwischen 10 und 18 Uhr. Zu finden sind diese im Mittelstock der S-Bahn-Haltestelle Universität, Ausgang Schranne. Die Erbauer verraten ihre Tricks und zeigen alle Einzelheiten in Aktion. Die Eltern können das kleine Café des Clubs besuchen, Kinder dürfen sich im Bastelzimmer ihre eigene kleine Modellwelt bauen. Der Eintritt kostet für Erwachsene 3,50 Euro, Kinder von vier bis 14 Jahren zahlen einen Euro, Familien acht Euro.   05.12.2019 - 06.01.2020 Christmas Circus https://www.weltweihnachtscircus.de/   15.12.2019 at 5.00 p.m. Carol Concert in the Leonhardskirche Leonahardskirche Heustiegstrasse 22 70182 Stuttgart https://stcatherines-stuttgart.de/   21 - 22.12.2019 Holy Shit Shopping Phoenixhalle im Römerkastell Naststr. 43-45 70376 Stuttgart One idea, four cities, hundreds of young designers with products on offer and wonderful customers – that’s HOLY SHIT SHOPPING! What’s special about HOLY SHIT SHOPPING: Since 2004 this Christmas season design platform has toured Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne and Stuttgart, transforming unusual locations into gigantic POP-UP DESIGN EMPORIUMS. https://markets.holyshitshopping.de/en/about-us/ https://markets.holyshitshopping.de/event/stuttgart/   31.12.2019  Schloßplatz Stuttgart Admission at 9.00 p.m. There will be a big event on Schloßplatz, admission is free. There will be a security control at the entrance and all fireworks will be confiscated as they are not allowed this year. Instead of a firework display there will be a “Licht-, Laser- und Multimediashow”   https://www.stuttgarter-nachrichten.de/inhalt.programm-fuer-stuttgarter-schlossplatz-steht-feuerwerker-inszeniert-rauchfreie-silvester-show.88e8fcbe-17cf-4f2c-a57e-282f523fd2b5.html https://veranstaltungen.meinestadt.de/stuttgart/silvester-events   Well, that’s it for this year folks. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I will begin posting again around Easter.   Save the dates 2020 18.04.-10.05.2020 Stuttgarter Frühlingsfest https://www.stuttgarter-fruehlingsfest.de/de/home/   25.09-11.10.2020 Stuttgarter Volksfest https://www.veranstaltung-baden-wuerttemberg.de/175-cannstatter-volksfest-stuttgart-qqa2953531a   25.11-23.12.2020 Stuttgarter Christmas Market https://congress.stuttgart-tourist.de/e-stuttgarter-weihnachtsmarkt-2020      
  2. Pensions and freelance English teachers in Germany

      Why do you expect an immigration lawyer to know about the complex German pension system?   It doesn’t matter if you are married or not. Contributions are based on your profession and what you do. If you are a teacher you are a compulsory member and have to pay your monthly contributions which is income based. You must send a copy of your tax return to the Rentenversicherungsanstalt every year and they then inform you how much you have to pay for the coming year.   You should have made an appointment at  your local Rentenversicherung office as soon as you became aware that you should be paying into the system. The consultation and advice given wouldn’t have cost you a penny. The best thing you can do is come clean and ask if you can pay the money you owe in installments.     "Handwerker, Künstler und Publizisten, Hebammen und freiberufliche Lehrer – so unterschiedlich ihre Tätigkeiten auch sind, eines haben diese Selbstständigen gemein: sie sind gesetzlich pflichtversichert."   https://www.deutsche-rentenversicherung.de/DRV/DE/Rente/Arbeitnehmer-und-Selbststaendige/03_Selbststaendige/selbststaendige_Inhalt.html?nn=0cd0f5a1-2bef-4ec3-8e41-de35bccc7a72        
  3. Problems with late salary payment

    I agree with you. Even though your employer may have changed the transfer method, the terms of your contract are still applicable. Ask your bank how long it takes for money to be transferred from a Euro account in the UK to Germany so it is in your account by the end of the month and then inform your employer in writing.     “Under your contract of employment, you have a legal right to be paid on time. If your employer is regularly late when paying your wages and you are still employed by them, you can use a two-stage procedure to enforce your legal right to be paid on time. First, you should try to resolve this dispute with your employer, by using any internal complaint or grievances procedures that are available (Stage 1 below). Then, if this does not work and your employer is still paying you late, you can make a formal complaint to the Workplace Relations Commission (Stage 2 below). At both stages, you should use any supports available, such as a trade union or your local Citizens Information Centre”.   https://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/employment/employment_rights_and_conditions/pay_and_employment/when_you_are_regularly_paid_late.html            
  4. Health insurance not paying sickpay benefit

    The first few weeks of sickness are usually paid for by your employer. After that your Krankenkasse should send your employer a form to fill in about how long you have worked for the company etc and also what you earned each month. You cannot do this yourself. The feedback from this form is used to calculate the amount of money you will receive from the Krankenkasse.   Please check:   Did you send all your sick notes on time to your Krankenkasse?   Has your Krankenkasse sent this form to your employer?   Has your employer received the form and sent it back to the Krankenkasse?   BTW :Please ignore the hurtful statement from TraceKira who has -105 red points.  He clearly has no idea about how  German Health Insurance works.  It is based on a solidarity principle, our monthly contributions go toward people like you who are really ill and need help ( and that is good so) but also to my fat neighbor who smokes likes a  chimney and wonders why he is always short of breath.   Apart from the excellent advice others have already given, you could send a letter of complaint to the Manager of your Krankenkasse.   Wishing you all the best and please keep us posted as to how things develop.
  5. Books to give away

    I used to donate my old books to a nearby prison. Is there a prison near where you live? Hospitals usually have a reading corner or something similar. 
  6. Events in November 2019

    09.11.2019  at  6.00 p.m.  Memorial service at the memorial  to the Canstatter  Synagoge König-Karl-Straße 45/47 Take the U2 and U19 trams to Wilhelmsplatz.   09.11.2019 at 7.30 p.m. Gedenkveranstaltung in Cannstatt zur Pogromnacht 1938. Special guest is Ms. Esther Bejarno who survived Auschwitz. Verwaltungsbebäude Marktplatz 10 70372 Bad Cannstatt https://pogromnachtcannstatt.wordpress.com/     10.11.2019 Sunday Shopping Bad Cannstatt 1.00 - 6.00 p-m.   10.11.2019 Sunday Shopping Esslingen 11.00 a.m. -6.00 p.m.   14.11.2019 - 06.01.2020 Christmas Garden https://www.christmas-garden.de/   17.11.2019, 11:00 Uhr. Olgaele Foundation Fest Kriegsbergstraße 62  70174 Stuttgart https://www.olgaele-stiftung.de/aktuelles/termine/   21.11 - 24.11 Familie & Heim https://www.messen.de/de/88/stuttgart/familie-und-heim/info   22.11 - 24.11.2019  Animal 2019 https://www.messen.de/de/6/stuttgart/animal/info   24.11.2019 Air-raid shelter museum Feuerbach Tours begin at 2.15 p.m. and 4.00 p.m. http://www.schutzbauten-stuttgart.de/de-de/f%C3%BChrungen/%C3%B6ffentlichef%C3%BChrungen.aspx   26.11.2019 -22.12.2019 Christmas Market Esslingen https://www.weihnachtsmarkt.fans/weihnachtsmarkt-esslingen-oeffnungszeiten/   26.11.2019 - 22.12.2019 Christmas Market Ludwigsburg https://www.ludwigsburg.de/,Lde/start/tourismus/weihnachtsmarkt.htm   27.11.2019 -23.12.2019 Christmas Market Stuttgart https://www.stuttgart-tourist.de/en/e-christmas-market-in-stuttgart-2019 https://www.stuttgarter-weihnachtsmarkt.de/de/home/   28.11.2019 Thanksgiving Dinner  DAZ https://daz.org/events/thanksgiving-dinner-2019/   28.11 - 29.12.2019 Waldweihnacht Göppingen http://www.weihnachtsmarkt-deutschland.de/goeppingen-weihnachtsmarkt.html   30.11.- 21.12.2019 Christmas Market Fellbach https://www.fellbach.de/start/wirtschaft_+gesellschaft+_+freizeit/weihnachtsmarkt+2019.html   30.11 -21.12.2019 Christmas Market Schorndorf https://www.schorndorf-centro.de/e/23/schorndorfer-weihnachtswelt-schorndorf-2019   30.11.2019 Advents Bazaar St. Catherine’s Church St. Catherine’s Church Olgastrasse 56 70182 Stuttgart https://stcatherines-stuttgart.de/outreach/st-catherines-bazaar/   30.11 - 01.12.2019 Advents Bazaar at the Animal Rescue Centre Botnang 11.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m. https://stuttgarter-tierschutz.de/     Save the date:   15.12.2019 at 5.00 p.m. Carol Concert Leonhardskirche Heustiegstrasse 22 70182 Stuttgart     05.12.2019 - 06.01.2020 Christmas Circus Tickets now on sale. https://www.weltweihnachtscircus.de/          
  7. I am being audited as a freelancer

      I think you have misunderstood something here. You are legally obliged to issue an invoice to prove that you are doing things correctly, what your clients do with the invoice is their business. BTW: All invoices must be kept for 10 years.    "Mandatory invoice details   Acc. to § 14 VAT law an invoice should contain the following information:   Full name and address of invoicing party and service recipient Tax number or VAT ID Invoice date Consecutive invoice numbers – each invoice number only may be used once Description of kind of services or amount and kind of delivered goods Date of service performance, delivery or other services provided (month is sufficient) Invoice amount: net amount, VAT rate, gross amount"     "Invoices to clients abroad   When you send invoices to clients abroad but within Europe, it should be checked whether the requirements for a tax free intra-community delivery or tax free intra-community service are fulfilled. In this regard it has to be considered whether the invoice is sent to another entrepreneur (so called B2B invoice) or to a private person (so called B2C invoice).   When you send invoices to clients abroad outside of Europe, it also has to be checked whether it is possible to invoice excluding VAT.    In the above mentioned cases it is advisable to check the VAT liability in each single case.”   https://www.rechts-und-steuerberatung-schmidt.de/en/tax-news/invoices.html        
  8. Brexit: The fallout

    Contrary to popular belief, it is not all doom and gloom on the Brexit scene.   Here's why 1,800 businesses have set up a home in Leeds since the Brexit referendum.   "LEEDS ranks among the best places in Britain to start a post-EU referendum business, a study has shown.   Analysis by AskTraders found that more than 1,800 businesses have been registered in Leeds since the referendum in 2016, making it the sixth most popular place for start-ups to settle. Leeds was beaten to the top spot by London (46,000), with Birmingham second (3,938), Manchester third (3,709), Bristol fourth (2,558) and Liverpool fifth (1,878). Sheffield came in at 12th with 1,232, while Hull was 23rd with 424.   Steve Miley, senior market analyst at www.asktraders.com, said: “What we are seeing here is a significant increase in companies, most likely from Europe, setting up in the UK – in other words, European firms looking to get a foothold in the UK prior to the UK leaving the EU."   https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/business/here-s-why-1-800-businesses-have-set-up-a-home-in-leeds-since-the-brexit-referendum-1-10044899        
  9. Events in Stuttgart in October

    01.09 - 03.11.2019 Pumpkin Exhibition in the castle grounds in Ludwigsburg https://www.ludwigsburg.de/,Lde/start/tourismus/Kuerbisausstellung.html   27.09 -13.10.2019 Cannstatter Volksfest   13 October 2019  9.30 p.m. Music and  Fireworks To end the Volksfest on high note, the multiple fireworks world champion Joachim Berner will turn the skies over the Wasen into a sea of light and colour. The fireworks display will last about 15 minutes and is synchronised with a medley of popular hits. https://www.cannstatter-volksfest.de/en/volksfest/events/   04.10 -13.10.2019 World Gymnastic Championships Hans-Martin-Schlyer-Halle Stuttgart https://www.stuttgart-tourist.de/e-turn-wm-stuttgart-2019 https://www.stuttgart-tourist.de/en/e-world-championships-artistic-gymnastics-stuttgart-2019     11.10 -14.10.2019.2019 Fellbacher Autumn Festival 12.10.2019   2.00 p.m. Parade through Fellbach 13.10.2019   12.30 - 5.30 p.m. Sunday shopping in Fellbach 13.10.2019     9.00 p.m. Firework display 14.10.2019    Lantern procession for children at the Zeppelin school car park. https://www.fellbach.de/fellbacherherbst     11 -13.10.2019  Esoterikmesse Kursaal Bad Cannstatt http://www.esoterikmesse.de/esoterikmesse/cms/     19.10.2019 St. Catherine’s second-hand English book sale. St. Catherine’s Church Olgastrasse 56 70182 Stuttgart https://stcatherines-stuttgart.de/outreach/booksale/   19.10.2019 Stuttgart Culture Night https://www.stuttgartnacht.de/     18.10.2019  Late night shopping in Echterdingen until midnight 18.10.2019  Late nicht shopping in Leinfelden until 9.00 p.m. A  free shuttle bus will run between the two towns. https://myle.de/filderkrautfest   19.10 - 20.10.2019 Filderkraut Fest Marktplatz 1 70771 Leinfelden-Echterdingen   20.10.2019  12 0’clock Parade of Classic Cars, Tractors and Motorbikes Bahnhofstrasse Leinfelden 20.10.2019   1.00 -6.00 p.m. Sunday shopping in Echterdingen 20.10.2019    1.00 -6.00 p.m. Sunday shopping in Leinfelden https://www.stuttgart-tourist.de/en/e-filderkraut-cabbage-festival https://www.bds-le.com/events/filderkrautfest     26 -27.10.2019 The Tram Museum in Stuttgart celebrates 60 years of the GT 4 trams. The GT 4 trams were specially made for the Stuttgart area between 1959 and 1965. 27.10.2019 11.00 – 12 o’clock there will be a parade of old trams around the tram museum. https://www.ssb-ag.de/erleben/strassenbahnmuseum-stuttgart/strassenbahnmuseum-jubilaeum-60-jahre-gt4/     27.10.2019 Air-raid shelter museum Feuerbach Tours begin at 2.15 p.m. and 4.00 p.m. http://www.schutzbauten-stuttgart.de/de-de/f%C3%BChrungen/%C3%B6ffentlichef%C3%BChrungen.aspx     31.10.2019   Halloween in the Wilhelma 8.15 a.m -8.00.p.m. last admission 6.00 p.m. No admission charge for children under 18 in costume.                  https://www.wilhelma.de/de/angeboteveranstaltungen/veranstaltungen/halloween.html    
  10. Legal status of sapling growing in front of window

    Have you done your research about when and if you can cut trees?   „Neben diesen regionalen Gesetzen gibt es noch lokale Vorschriften. Kommunale Baumschutzsatzungen beinhalten ortsspezifische Besonderheiten. So kann dort festgehalten sein, ab welchem Stammumfang ein Baum nicht gefällt werden darf oder welche Baumart generell in der Kommune oder im Landkreis geschützt ist. Es ist den Kommunen und Landkreisen jedoch selber überlassen, ob sie eine solche Verordnung für sich erlassen.   Die Vorschriften können in den unteren Naturschutzbehörden eingesehen werden, in der Regel sind dies die lokalen Naturschutzämter. In den Landesnaturschutzgesetzen sind mögliche Bußgelder festgeschrieben, die durch die Behörden vollstreckt werden können. In Thüringen können beispielsweise Bußgelder bis 50.000 Euro bei Verstößen gegen die Vorschriften geahndet werden.“   https://www.basenio.de/senioren-ratgeber/freizeit/baum-faellen-privatgrundstueck-genehmigung-558/    
  11. Neighbour complaining about height of bushes in our garden

          If they are blocking light to your neighbours flat, they may have a case.  
  12.   Are you renovating six days a week? Most tradesman finish work around 4.00 p.m. If your neighbours return home or are at home all day and must put up with the noise you are making until 7.00 p.m. six days a week, can’t you understand why they get angry?   „Sind in der Hausordnung keine Angaben zu finden, gelten die gesetzlichen Vorgaben. Demnach sind die Ruhezeiten mittags von 13 bis 15 Uhr und abends von 20 Uhr bis morgens um 7 Uhr. An Sonn- und Feiertagen gelten die Ruhezeiten ganztägig. Nachtruhe herrscht von 22 Uhr bis 6 Uhr. Um Ihre Nachbarn nicht zu stören, sollten Sie in dieser Zeit beispielsweise Musizieren und lautes Musikhören vermeiden und auch keine geräuschintensiven Haushaltsgeräte wie den Staubsauger oder die Waschmaschine anwerfen.“   https://www.gelbeseiten.de/ratgeber/hg/Laermbelaestigung-durch-Nachbarn-Wann-ist-es-Ruhestoerung  
  13. Need help with insurance/ALG

    You must register with the Agentur für Arbeit as soon as you realise your contract will be terminated. According to the regulations, three months before your contract ends or within three days of your contract ending if you didn’t know beforehand. Failure to do so means you will not receive any financial support for a certain period of time.       "Rückt das Ende des Arbeitsverhältnisses immer näher, droht ggf. die Arbeitslosigkeit. Damit es aber gar nicht erst so weit kommt, sollten Sie sich bei der Agentur für Arbeit arbeitssuchend melden. Die Frist für die Meldung liegt bei drei Monaten vor Beendigung des Arbeitsverhältnisses. Wann muss ich mich arbeitssuchend melden, wenn ich erst später Kenntnis von dem Ende erhalte? Dann müssen Sie sich innerhalb von drei Arbeitstagen arbeitssuchend melden (§ 38 Abs.1 SGB). Halten Sie sich nicht an diese Fristen, tritt eine Sperrzeit ein."   https://www.arbeitslosenselbsthilfe.org/arbeitslosengeld-1-antrag/   https://www.arbeitslosenselbsthilfe.org/arbeitssuchend-melden/   Even if you thought you would begin a new job within 30 days you should have registered with the Agentur für Arbeit for the time in between jobs.   You could register online and make an appointment to explain your situation that you have no income etc. but expect a lot of questions and paperwork.   I am not a lawyer.        
  14. Brexit: The fallout

    Boris Johnson will seek a Brexit extension from the EU if no withdrawal deal is reached by 19 October, government documents say.   The revelation in a Scottish court appears to be a direct contradiction of what the prime minister has said in public, insisting there would be no further delay and that the UK would leave the bloc on 31 October, with or without an agreement.   https://news.sky.com/story/pm-will-seek-brexit-extension-if-no-deal-agreed-by-19-october-11827149        
  15. Where to get basic information on Taxes

    Congratulations, I wish you lots of clients and every success for the future. I have learned such a lot from your posts.