colincostello

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  1. International schools in Berlin

    What syllabuses do you want them to follow. IB? Arbitur? UK?
  2. International schools in Berlin

    Do you want your kids to  study in German or English?
  3. New Covid rules?

    I heard something on the radio recently. It seemed to be about new Covid regulations. Can someone clarify this? The reason is that there is a Senior Chess Competition taking place in Dresden from late October to early November. Quite a few Brits will be coming and I would like to advise them in this respect. Thanks
  4. Darmspiegelung - colonoscopy

    I had a colonoscopy recently. I did not opt for the sedative as I wanted to watch everything and be in control as much as possible should anything go wrong. One polyp was found and a biopsy was taken and I am now waiting for the result before they decide on the best way to remove it. This means having a secong op, going on the diet again and taking that damm laxative that goes straight thru you. This is far worse than the actual operation.
  5. Can anyone recommend a vnp?

    I would like to access stuff like the bbc iplayer. At the moment I cannot do this , but with a VNP I should. So if anyone can recommend one , I would be grateful. As long as it is not illegal.   
  6. Can anyone recommend a vnp?

    I will not be  continuing with my VPN quest. Too damm complicated. I will remain contented with the BBC World Service. There are some good programms and it is so relaxing to listen to the radio and give my eyes a rest. A good examle is  The Force of Google in which the dubious practices of Google are explored such as directing searches to their own products.
  7. Can anyone recommend a vnp?

    Thanks for all the info. Would a VPN give me additional benefits? A while ago ,somebody got into my betting account and squandered the lot on silly casino bets. Would a VNP prevent this?
  8. I have just booked a ticket with British Airways but cannot see how to print my ticket off.  Am I missing something?I hope it is not all smart phone stuff otherwise I will be staying n Berlin for Christmas. I have a number of some sort, but it does not look enough. Anx ideas?  
  9. how to print my British Airways ticket

    I agree  that I have been given excellent support from Toytowners  e.g Panda Munich. I will never let them take her back to China.
  10. Shall I take Statins?

    After a recent health check , my doctor told me my Cholesterol level was 17 %  and at the age of 67 , this was a little too high. So he reommeneded some Statin pills. I am reluctant to accept this as there has been some bad publicity about these Statins and their side effects. Nor have I ever been fond of taking pills. I am now looking at natural ways to get my Cjolesterol level down. Any advice welcome.
  11. how to print my British Airways ticket

    It is curious indeed. What is wrong with an industry wide standard? Anyhow , I am pleased to tell you all that I ckecked in OK  and printed my boarding pass off. But I had to take a screen shot  and do it that way as it was not obvious how to save it in a PDF form. It should do. 
  12. how to print my British Airways ticket

    So typical of Ryanair. I avoid them where at all possible
  13. how to print my British Airways ticket

    I booked my return ticket recently. I went with EasyJet this time and did it all in a few minutes. From booking the flight to printing the ticket took less than 15 minutes . Why can`t all airlines offer this? Why insisit on checking in inside 24 hours of departure.  If things go wrong , there is not much time to fix them. E.g. my computer screen died a few months ago and it took well over 24 hours to get a a new one fitted. What if this had happened at just the wrong moment?
  14. Obituary thread of notable or obscure folk: Cindy Williams

    Kirstie Alley made me laugh a great deal as did all those great characters from Cheers. I can still watch it now and have a good chuckle, It must have been a hard act to follow Shelly Long , but she did it wonderfully well.
  15. how to print my British Airways ticket

    Step 1 complete. Did the  advance passanger info today. I will follow LeonGs advice and get my ticket printed before going to the airport. If that does not work , then I can always get another one at the airport.  
  16. how to print my British Airways ticket

    Honestly , as long as I am on the plane , I do not care about what seat I have.
  17. how to print my British Airways ticket

    I do not have a printer , interner access or a TV at home , but I can use the library to print out the boarding pass before I travel to the airport. This would make me feel a lt better. I really do no.t like going to the airport without a boarding pass already in my hand. Especially when I remember the British Airways terminal 5 opening fiasco of a few years ago. But the boarding pass issued at the airport is a solid chunk of material , rather than the flimy A4 from the printer.
  18. how to print my British Airways ticket

    I remember flying with Airlingus a while ago and they had a similar set up,  I arrived with plenty of time to spare which was just as well as the machines would not print my boarding pass and I had to queue up in the baggage queue and get my boarding pass printed there. 
  19. how to print my British Airways ticket

    Thanks for all this excelent advice. It has put my mind at rest. I was hoping for the EasyJet method whereby you fill in a few details and then they send you a PDF containing your ticket.  I print this off before going to the airport asI feel much more comfortable with this, rather than waiting until I get to the airport . So here is what I intend to do 1. Add my passanger details fairly soon 2. Check in within 24 hours of departure as I am not allowed to check in sooner. 3 Say a quick prayer and get to the airport in plenty of time to print off the boarding pass. How does that sound?  
  20. how to print my British Airways ticket

    Apparently I have an e ticket; whatever that is. 
  21. Obituary thread of notable or obscure folk: Cindy Williams

    I have one of her songs in my repetoire. " Everywhere" which is a  real gem of a song. I looked at "Songbird" but it really is a keyboard piece and does not come out to well on the guitar and I could not do justce to it.  Before Christine joined , Fleetwood Mac were more Blues orientated. When she joined , she gave then a much wider popular appeal with that beautiful , melodic voice and wonderful songs.
  22. I have a few plastic goods to get rid of. E,g, a plastic kettle that no longer works. It does not seem correct to just dump them in my bin. How can I dispose of them in the right way?  
  23. How to get rid of plastic electric appliances

    I went to Medimax today and there was a big bin where therer were already several discarded electrical items. So I dumped my plastic kettle in there. Will it do any good? I doubt it, but at least I tried.  
  24. How to get rid of plastic electric appliances

    Is Mediamarkt the same  group as Medimax?
  25. How to get rid of plastic electric appliances

    I did not see an obvious point in MediaMarkt where I coould take my kettle.