john_b

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  • Location Neukölln, Berlin
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  1. Brexit: The fallout

    Still, there have been some laughs along the way!    
  2. Brexit: The fallout

    Get ready for the next chapter...
  3. Brexit: The fallout

      In fact she's a pretty tragic case, to be honest. Clearly needs professional help.   http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/6962633.stm      
  4. Brexit: The fallout

      In decades and centuries to come, when the next generations ask what Brexit was all about, I suspect this video will become essential viewing.   PS don't google "Based Amy" if you prefer to think of the lady participant as just a "passerby"   O tempora, o mores.
  5. Brexit: The fallout

    Note to any Leavers voting today in the UK - don't forget, if you support a no-deal Brexit, you need to write an X in the Brexit Party AND the UKIP box.
  6. Brexit: The fallout

    Indeed, the RCP as it was back then. She's not the only one. It's quite amazing how the Brexit Party seems to be able to get away with an extremely dodgy slate of candidates    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/may/22/nigel-farage-scandals-rivals-brexit-party-european-elections
  7. Brexit: The fallout

    Like him or loath him, an accurate description of Farage's achievement.    https://twitter.com/lewis_goodall/status/1130953025743446018    
  8. Brexit / Applying for German citizenship

      And today I got my Einbürgerungsurkunde at the Rathaus - exactly three months after I started. The whole event was good-natured, had some 19 different nationalities, including a couple of other Brits. Musical accompaniment on piano & cello, symbolic bread and salt distributed after the ceremony. Apparently very few if any of the other Berlin Bezirke go to this trouble, and my wife couldn't remember any of this at her own Einbürgerung two decades ago in Charlottenburg.    Prost!
  9. Where to buy British groceries in Berlin

      On their FaceBook page they say the last day will be May 29th.   They also indicate that there are some plans for it to re-open or be taken over by someone, but there are scant details whether this will in fact happen.
  10. In the end, I finally got my Ballot Paper from the UK, delayed at this end because of an incorrect PLZ  (an added zero in the middle). This delay means that even if i send it off first thing on Monday, there are only 4 days before the May 23rd deadline for it to arrive in the UK.   Electoral Services in the UK have my correct address as it's on the literature they sent me - so something in the system is not working, whether human error in typing up postcodes or technical error, I don't know.   Annoying.    
  11. We don't have kids, but I'm all in favour of this. Now if they would only raise the pay of those working in Kitas...
  12. What made you smile today?

      Photoshop from 1964 
  13. I've just posted a silly photo

    Is it in or out? What's best, a short or a long extension? Is Boris secretly behind Nigel?