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About john_b

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  • Location Neukölln, Berlin
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  1. some are flashing for attention...
  2. Three-word story

    and Denis Thatcher
  3. Three-word story

    up in Yorkshire
  4. Three-word story

    little green men
  5. Three-word story

    - one per cubicle
  6.   Moved to this Topic as my question wasn't getting much traction in Finance
  7. Wondering if anyone here has had success using a UK banking app with a virtual SIM (such as Cloud SIM) providing the UK cell number on a German smartphone?   (I thought of posting this in the telecoms thread but it's primarily a question about UK banking apps that do not yet allow a German cell number, for instance NatWest)
  8. GLS - too much to expect

    As a general rule these days GLS drivers seem to prefer to deliver to the "nearby" Späti rather than to the original address, thereby saving themselves time. So often I have been at home all day to find a card in my letterbox claiming that I was out when this was most certainly not the case. Annoying and too frequent to be an exception.
  9. What made you laugh today?

    From Private Eye
  10. Brexit: The fallout

    We can have our cake and eat it!    
  11. Worst bus route in Berlin

    Haha thanks for all the laughs! The M41 - aka the Balkan Bus - is not for the faint-hearted during the day. Upstairs is a possibility if you can fight your way to the stairs. Good luck!    
  12. Brexit: The fallout

    Brexit: Facts vs Fear, with Stephen Fry.    
  13. Abmelden (as a Brit) & anmelden (as Irish)?

    Message received, I intend to address the Ordnungswidrigkeit issue at the next available opportunity. I was mainly responding to Swimmer's thoughts on retirement healthcare, not questioning whether I should adhere to the laws of the land. Mea culpa.
  14. Abmelden (as a Brit) & anmelden (as Irish)?

    I expect that when Brexit goes through I will no longer be able to vote in the next EU election in Berlin as a British citizen, so it is primarily about being able to vote in May 2019, I don't worry about being thrown out (I'm married to a German since 2000).   I don't see this as cherry-picking, I paid my taxes when I lived in the UK, so some pension will come from there, some from Germany.   Maybe an EU office can advise me.