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About ballygobackwards

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  • Location Munich
  • Nationality GB
  • Year of birth 1944

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  1. changing ink in a printer

    It may be worth considering buying a new printer , maybe an Epson as you can order new cartrige  sets of ink on EBay for next to nothing. My neighbour used to buy  sets of 4 cartriges very small ones for his printer and they cost over €45. Then I looked  for a printer for him where you can buy cheap inks. ( 20 XXLfor around  €17, choosing which colour you want,  inclusive postage ). Before buying it is important to check if you can get cheap ink for it. .
  2. About 40 years ago I discussed this subject with locals. They convinced me the best and cheapest  way to build a house was to buy a piece of land in the area then go 6 months long every week to a local pub. There you meet local building  workers and others who have contact to employees in suppliers of building materials., transport drivers and others who like to work evenings and weekends and earn a few extra Euros.
  3. Leaving Munich back to Ireland

    Good Augustiner Beer,, Austria, Italy, and other countries just a short drive away but to mention a few... I left norniron 50 years ago, then it was not a peaceful place to live. But. I was thinking about his child who may find it difficult to adapt to a new country, way of life, and perhaps a new language, not to mention leaving his or her friends here. 
  4. Leaving Munich back to Ireland

    Are you sure you are doing the correct thing returning to Ireland? I suppose your child was born here and he may find it difficult adapting to a new country and language..  I came here with my wife and two daughters 49 years ago and would not like to go back. My brother in law was here for a short time 40 years ago and returned to Ireland.. Every time we returned for a holiday he always said that leaving Munich was the biggest mistake he ever made. When we go back for a short holiday now what we enjoy mostly is the return flight to Munich. 
  5. Brexit: The fallout

    Listening to the radio this morning and if I heard correctly there is some consideration that after Brexit British Citizens who remain in the EU may need a work permit! Did anyone hear this?
  6. Brexit: The fallout

    Spoke to the UK Pension service today, they will send the pension  to our German account with no problem   Got a letter from British Embassy in Berlin just now saying the UK Transition Period ends on 31 December and what action  UK Nationals may need to take,. It mentions  Register for residency, Exchange UK driving licence for a local one,, access to  healthcare ( S1 holders and UK European Health Insurance  Card  = EHIC ) etc.  I have no idea what they are as I have been insured with the German Krankasse for 48 years now so I assume  and hope that nothing will change.
  7. Brexit: The fallout

    Spoke to the UK Pension service today, they will send the pension  to our German account with no problem