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. May Events in Stuttgart

    22.05.2022 Sunday Shopping in Fellbach from 01.00-6.00 p.m. The U1 will take you directly to the town centre. Get off at the last stop.     22.05.2022 Highland Games in Asperg   Location:  Bürgergarten from 11.00 a.m-6.00 p.m.   Take the S5 to Bietigheim-Bissingen     26-29.05.2022 Knights Of Old Tournament and Market . Location: Staufer Park in Göppingen   https://www.stauferspektakel.de/      
  2. What made you laugh today?

    This hasn‘t just made me laugh today, I have been laughing all week. The libel case between Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Rooney has me in stiches.   To cut a long story short, Coleen Rooney noticed that someone had been passing on private information to the press. She planted some false information on her Instagram account and decided it could only be Rebekah Vardy and made her assumption public. Rebekah Vardy then sued Coleen Rooney. During the court proceedings, Rebekah Vardy stated that other people such as her agent had access to her private Instagram account. The judge ordered that the mobile phone from her agent should be examined, the agent informed the court that it had accidentally fallen into the North Sea on a boat trip.     Here is the latest gem.  ROFL. „As Vardy took the stand, Mr Sherborne accused the wife of Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy of leaking another story based on a photo on her private Instagram account. While the mum-of-two denied the claims, Mr Sherborne then spoke of the absence of the WhatsApp messages. The jury heard how her agent’s mobile phone accidentally fell overboard from a boat into the water shortly after a judge had ordered for it to be examined ahead of the trial. He said the missing messages were “lying at the bottom of the North Sea in Davy Jones’s locker”. It was at this point that Vardy asked: “Who is Davy Jones?” to which the judge, Mrs Justice Steyn, replied: “It just means at the bottom of the sea.”   https://www.dailystar.co.uk/showbiz/rebekah-vardy-baffled-davy-jones-26946673     The whole story.   https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10814261/Coleen-Rooney-tells-court-meticulously-planned-Wagatha-Christie-sting-Rebekah-Vardy.html                  
  3. May Events in Stuttgart

    01-08.05 2002 Frühlingsfest Cannstatter Wasen   03-08.05.2002 Trick Film Festival  www.itfs.de   03.05.2022   09.00 a.m. Bikes that have been found and not reclaimed will be auctioned off. Payment by cash only. Fundbüro Hauptstätter Straße 66 70178 Stuttgart 0711 21689494 E‐Mail: fundsachenstelle@stuttgart.de https://www.stuttgart.de/veranstaltungskalender/veranstaltungen/fahrradversteigerung.php?p=1118%2C1561%2C%2Fservice%2Fveranstaltungen.php%2C108331&sp%3AstartDateKey=2022-05-03   15.05.2022   5.00 p.m. Churches in Stuttgart invite you to make a picnic in Schlossgarten an Eckensee   21.05.2022   06.00 p.m.-1.00 a.m. Open night at museums and art galleries. www.lange-nacht.de   25-29.05 2022 Katholiken Tag in Stuttgart www.katholikentag.de   27.05.2022 Abend Markt   Marktplatz Bad Cannstatt.   27-28.05.2022 Udo Lindenberg Schleyer Halle   Concert Preview   Winterbach Zelt Spektakel 2022   19.07.2022 Alan Parsons Live Project   20.07.2022 James Blunt   21.07.2022 Rag’N’Bone Man   22.10.2022 Manfred Mann’s Earth Band   22.10.2022 Ten Years After   www.Zeltspektakel.com      
  4. BREXIT positives and negatives

    Germany is not a poor country but a lot of the inhabitants here are. I travel to work by underground  and every day I see people dressed in normal clothes ,looking for empty bottles in the litter bins. The food bank organisation , The Tafel is not run by the goverment, it is run by volunteers who do a tremendous good job. Unfortunately, the number of people dependent on them is increasing all the time.   "Jochen Brühl fordert die Bundesregierung auf, konkrete und schnelle Hilfe für armutsbetroffene Menschen zu leisten, um die Nachfrage bei den Tafeln langfristig zu senken. „Ehrenamtsorganisationen können nicht das auffangen, was seit Jahren schief läuft in unserem Land. Der Staat darf sich nicht auf der Arbeit unserer 60.000 Helferinnen und Helfer ausruhen“. Die Idee der Tafeln ist es, Menschen zu helfen, die kurzfristig in Not geraten sind. Viele Menschen sind allerdings inzwischen auf sie angewiesen, weil sich Armut in Deutschland so stark verfestigt hat."   https://www.tafel.de/presse/pressemitteilungen/pressemitteilungen-2022/krieg-in-der-ukraine-und-inflation-werden-fuer-die-tafeln-zur-belastungsprobe   "Die Armut in Deutschland wächst. Betroffen sind vor allem kranke und alte Menschen, Niedriglöhner und Arbeitslose, kinderreiche Familien und Alleinerziehende. Besonders kritisch sehen Sozialverbände die Armutsquote bei Kindern, die mit 19,7 Prozent deutlich über dem Durchschnitt der Bevölkerung liegt."   www.planet-wissen.de/gesellschaft/wirtschaft/armut_in_deutschland https://www.planet-wissen.de/gesellschaft/wirtschaft/armut_in_deutschland/index.html   On another note, I think the German earnings related sate pension scheme is crazy. People who work in low-pay sector jobs or are unemployed, cannot possibly recieve a state pension to live on. Over the years, each goverment has reduced the amount of money people will receive for their state pension and said everyone should pay into a private pension scheme to make ends meet when they retire. How on earth are they supposed to do this if they rely on organisations like the Tafel during their working life?  
  5. April Events in Stuttgart

    21-24.04.2022      Car Exhibition Retro Classics Stuttgart   https://www.retro-classics.de/en/exhibitors 22-24.04.2022       Music and Wein in Bad Cannstatt https://musikundwein-badcannstatt.de/  
  6. April Events in Stuttgart

    Events in April 2022   02.04.2022  Feuerbacher Nacht https://www.stuttgarter-nachrichten.de/inhalt.feuerbacher-kulturnacht-der-stadtbezirk-wird-zum-erlebnisraum.062df73c-d4e1-43cd-99f5-19dae099b201.html     16.04-08.05.2022   Stuttgarter Frühlingsfest Due to Corona, it will be on a smaller scale this year. There  will be rides and food stalls but no beer tents. Trams 1 and 2 will take you directly to the fairground. https://www.stuttgarter-fruehlingsfest.de/de/home/     30.04.2022 St. Catherine’s Book Sale and cream teas from 11.00 a.m.-04.00 p.m.   St. Catherine's Church Katharinenplatz 5 70182 Stuttgart   Buses 42 and 43 stop nearby. www.stcatherines-stuttgart.de     For all model train fans. A minature Stuttgart complete with the old railway station is situated opposite the railway station in the former Media Markt building.    Das Stellwerk S hat in den MiniaturWelten Stuttgart eine neue Heimat gefunden! Arnulf-Klett-Platz 1-3, 70173 Stuttgart   https://www.miniaturweltenstuttgart.de/bildergalerie/
  7. The War in Ukraine

    President Selenkyi was interviewed by the Economist and this is what he said. „Die Deutschen würden „manchmal“ helfen, so der ukrainische Präsident weiter. Als besonders tatkräftig nimmt er die deutschen Politiker offenbar nicht wahr: Diese würden „versuchen, sich an die Situation anzupassen, während sie sich entwickelt“. Und zudem würden sie schauen, „wie sich die Situation auf ihr eigenes Land auswirkt“.   Der ukrainische Präsident Wolodymyr Selenskyj hat Deutschland vorgeworfen, den Ukraine-Krieg aus einer kühlen, ökonomischen Perspektive zu betrachten und zudem bei allen Hilfen mehr auf die Auswirkungen im eigenen Land bedacht zu sein.   Allerdings machte Selenskyj den Briten Komplimente. Diese würden voll und ganz hinter der Ukraine stehen. „Großbritannien ist an unserer Seite. Es führt keinen Balanceakt aus.“   https://www.msn.com/de-de/nachrichten/politik/die-deutschen-machen-einen-fehler-sie-machen-oft-fehler/ar-AAVzjBr?ocid=msedgdhp&pc=U531&cvid=1891c8f32e7e44b9906c64997d2c3be6   I personally find it very strange that there is absolutely no criticism of Angela Merkel and the CDU regarding the Ukrainen crisis, Nord stream 1 and 2 to give but one example.   There is a lot of truth in the old saying " Never put all your eggs in one basket"   
  8. Why are you unhappy today?

    Tears are streaming down my face after reading your posts. Life isn't always fair, people who bring sunshine into our world often have their lifes cut short. Wishing you strength and comfort for the days ahead. You are one of the good people Metall.
  9. What made you smile today?

    I can remember a coal man with a horse too.  Are there  coal mines in Chicago?
  10. What made you smile today?

     It was the same with the little bottles of milk we had to drink at school, stone cold in the winter and luke warm in the summer. @Robinson: Thanks for posting the video of Benny Hill, absolutely hilarious.  " And he looked up in pained surprise As the concrete hardened crust Of a stale pork pie caught him in the eye And Ernie bit the dust" Brilliant. @Metall: I've learned something new on this Forum again. I didn't know you had a milk man in the U.S. I thought it was a British thing.   
  11. What made you smile today?

    Do you remember your milk man?   I read an article in a German newspaper today about the return of the milk man in England, which brought back happy childhood memories.   Our milk man Mr Jackson, also delivered potatoes and joghurt in later years. We always ordered silver top milk but our neighbours orderd gold top milk which had a cream topping. The birds seemed to like the gold top milk because they would often peck open the bottle tops .   https://www.msn.com/de-de/finanzen/top-stories/briten-erfreut-%C3%BCber-r%C3%BCckkehr-des-milchmanns/ar-AATM4it?ocid=msedgdhp&pc=U531    
  12. Shopping Trolleys

    Many years ago, a man was employed to keep the car park clean and collect and return the shopping trolleys to the supermarket entrance. then somebody came up with the idea of the chips and another unskilled job was gone. Same thing happend with the toilet lady or man when the toilets were cleaned automatically.   At my local Morrisions in the UK, the shopping trollys are situated outside the supermarket and are hosed down every evening. I have never seen anybody clean a supermarket trolley here and hate to think how many germs can be found on it.
  13. BREXIT positives and negatives

    The British Goverment has published the following document, 108 pages long explaining the benefits of Brexit. "This policy document sets out how the UK is capitalising on the benefits of Brexit and how the government will use its new freedoms to transform the UK into the best regulated economy in the world." https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-benefits-of-brexit?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications-topic&utm_source=ca645887-75fa-4cda-bec4-a0000c6b161d&utm_content=immediately          
  14. A birthday party fit for a Queen yet again

    Sunday, 19.06.2016 at 4.00 p.m. St. Catherine’s Church Katharinenplatz 5 70182 Stuttgart.     St. Catherine's Anglican Church, will observe the 90th birthday of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, with an afternoon of fun, musical, and spiritual activities.  There is no charge... all are invited.      4.00 p-m- A Party fit for a Queen.... games, snacks, etc... activities for all ages.   5.00 p.m.... Evensong of Thanksgiving.... An English language liturgy with music and scripture readings, but without formal sermon or communion.    5.45 p.m.... The Cutting of the cake, and singing of Happy Birthday.   Throughout the afternoon all may have their photograph made with 'Her Majesty'.  ( a lifesize paper cut out...)