hughk

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  • Location Frankfurt am Main
  • Nationality British
  • Hometown Southampton
  • Gender Male
  • Interests Reading. Cinema. Classical Music. Modern Music (Prog rock, Chill-out/Ambiente...) Theatre, Foreign Travel.
  1. This week we have a Toytown reservation for 7:30 pm at Bombay Tandoori, Rosenheimer Str 75  (corner Metz Str), 81667 München.  https://www.bombay-tandoori.de/ Nearest station: all S-Bahn´s and 15, 25 tram.     1. ex-essex (Paul)  2. LisaJK  3. bettina  4. HughK+1 (adding my colleague)  6. fraufruit  7. MAM  8. -betsy  9. Metall 10.
  2. This week we have a Toytown reservation for 7:30 pm at Bombay Tandoori, Rosenheimer Str 75  (corner Metz Str), 81667 München.  https://www.bombay-tandoori.de/ Nearest station: all S-Bahn´s and 15, 25 tram.     1. ex-essex (Paul)  2. LisaJK  3. bettina  4. HughK  5. ...
  3. This week we have a Toytown reservation for 7:30 pm at Kerala, Schumann Str 9, 81679 München.  http://kerala-restaurant.de/   Nearest station: Prinzregentenplatz U4 and 54, 58, 68, 100 Bus.    1. ex-essex (Paul)  2. LisaJK  3. HughK + 1  5. Ulrike  6.    Please copy/paste the last list into the reply and add your name As Soon As Possible, but at the latest 5 pm Wednesday. 
  4. This week we have a Toytown reservation for 7:30 pm at Kerala, Robert-Schumann Str 9, 81679 München.  http://kerala-restaurant.de/   Nearest station: Prinzregentenplatz U4 and 54, 58, 68, 100 Bus.    1. ex-essex (Paul)  2. LisaJK  3. HughK  4.    Please copy/paste the last list into the reply and add your name As Soon As Possible, but at the latest 5 pm Wednesday. 
  5. Here is the sign-up list. Same procedure, please copy and add your name. Final numbers to be communicated by 17:30 Wednesday.   1. Hughk+2 4. ex-Essex. 5. p.p 6. ...
  6. Booking is done, we are back in Dhaba which is Belgradstr 16, 80796 München  (There are two, Not the Münchener Freiheit one!). The place used to be good when I was last here and is spoken well of by others still.   Here is the start of the sign-up list. Same procedure, please copy and add your name. Final numbers to be communicated by 17:30 Wednesday.   1. Hughk+1 2. ex-Essex. 3. ...  
  7. Booking is done, we are back in Dhaba which is Belgradstr 16, 80796 München  (There are two, Not the Münchener Freiheit one!). The place used to be good when I was last here and is spoken well of by others still.   Here is the start of the sign-up list. Same procedure, please copy and add your name. Final numbers to be communicated by 17:30 Wednesday.   1. Hughk 2. ex-Essex. 3. ...  
  8. If I don't see anything by about 13:00 today (Tues), I'll try to organise something but I don't really know the good and bad restaurants.
  9. Good choice and company.   It would be nice to visit again when the Biergarten opens.
  10. Please sign up ASAP and no later than 17:00 on Wednesday. Simply copy the sign up, add your name and paste it in a new post.   1. fraufruit 2. hughk 3. 4. 5.
  11. This week we have a Toytown reservation for 7:30 pm at Taj Krishna, Nymphenburgerstr 193, 80639 München. Nearest station: Rotkreuzplatz U1/7 and 53, 62, 63 bus OR Neuhausen 12 tram    1. ex-essex (Paul)  2. fraufruit  3. HughK    Please copy/paste the last list into the reply and add your name As Soon As Possible, at the very latest 5 pm Wednesday. 
  12. Damn, this would have been down the road from my last hotel. I'm close to the Bahnhof this week, so still easy to get to.   1. ex-essex (Paul)  2. Metall  3. Hughk  4.
  13.   You are probably aware that there are codes for everything here to which builders are expected to use (whether or not they do is another matter).It may seem artificial but the bank wants to see its money back if you default. If the rebuild was being handled by a prime contractor, perhaps it is something else but we had the bank doing full due diligence as we were coordinating the work ourselves. The bank did not want to trust us so they made many stipulations. Gutachters were sent before and after as a condition of the mortgage.. Primarily they wanted to see that we had built the new damp protection barrier around the cellar exterior and wanted to see the invoices and photos of the rebuild work (after disassembly, after cleaning and then after the rebuild). I guess if we had a different kind of relationship with the bank and the town, they may well have not looked so closely.
  14. We bought a place at auction from the town after a court case. It was very cheap, but the internal condition was poor due to the place being unoccupied for a while. Getting rid of mould, redoing plumbing, electricity and everything else to German standards does not come cheap. In our case, we could be sure that the place was "schuldenfrie" and not "Erbpacht" (leased), but if we built anew, we would face much more stringent planning conditions so renovation was really the only option. Depending on the property size, this can easily cost six figures so we had to borrow money for the property and the renovation.. The mortgage issuer needed to see a progress report and a completion report after the renovation (and they inspected it).