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About starkebogen

  • Birthday 08/05/1947

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  • Location Trier
  • Nationality British
  • Hometown Pershore (UK)
  • Gender Male
  • Year of birth 1947
  1. British Citizens Rights No Deal Brexit

    I'm not sure this is always the case.  I understand, but am not certain, that there are some exceptions to the rule - one example being for those who are over 60. Happy to be corrected.
  2. 'Insert' symbol in Word

    My Logitech German keyboard has a caret key - on the top row next to numeric 1.  It's ^ without shift and ° with shift.
  3. Wheelchair Access

    About a week ago I became a pilot/guide/carer for a temporary wheelchair user.   I was amazed to discover how wheelchair hostile many public facilities in Germany are.  For example, leaving the local hospital involved a negotiating a steep, twenty metre downward slope over two significant ridges and a high kerb.  The local doctor's surgery was just as bad:  A steep ramp "protected" by a ten centimetre kerb, with a four or five centimetre ridge at the top.  Fortunately, in our case, it was a big, strong man ferrying a smaller lady.  If I had been the invalid and she had been the pilot I shudder to think what might have happened!
  4. What has disappointed you lately?

    Thank you franklan.
  5. What has disappointed you lately?

    slammer wrote: "To break a lance for Malta".  I can't remember hearing that phrase before - a serious gap in my knowledge!    My next English class will be even more fun than usual.   Thank you slammer.
  6. Prosecco: What Does It Mean

    Thanks to everyone who responded.  My request arose as a result of a discussion in an English conversation class.  I was surprised that the common German use of the word is different from the common English use and that both are technically wrong!  The next class will be interesting.  
  7. I woke up blind in one eye this morning

    Good news so far.  Keeping my fingers crossed (perhaps that should read keeping my thumbs pressed).
  8. Prosecco: What Does It Mean

    This is a plea to British English speakers (although any response is welcome).  I want to know what the word Prosecco means when used to describe a wine.  I am NOT after the precise legal, technical or dictionary definition.  What I need is the meaning generally understood when the word is used in common conversation in British English.   Grateful for all and any help.
  9. Americans just moved to Stuttgart

    Glad you're super pleased.  Best of luck for the future. 
  10. I woke up blind in one eye this morning

    Fingers crossed John.  As Frau says - please keep us posted.  
  11. A1 motorcycle license relaxations uproar

    jono:  "If you have a car licence then a one day practical is more than sufficient to cover basic handling and safety awareness".   You have a much higher regard for the safety awareness of the average car driver than almost any motorcyclist I know!
  12. My experience with the  Ausländerbehörde here in RLP has also been civilised, friendly and helpful. 
  13. I woke up blind in one eye this morning

    What a saga John!  Best wishes winging your way from the Moselle valley.
  14. How to date without tinder

      My experience supports anne k's suggestion.Good luck.
  15. S1 Health Insurance and Brexit Questions

    Once again the TT community, and the wider expat community, are indebted to john g.  for sensible, impartial advice.  Thank you john.