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About bramble

  • Birthday 01/08/1947

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  • Nationality British/German
  • Hometown Stanleytown//Wales and Wülfrath/Germany
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  2. The War in Ukraine

        You are such a Besserwisser, aren't you. Motherland, Fatherland, Heimat, Homeland has the same meaning. As explained here:   Heimatland = Bedeutung: Land, aus dem jmd. (oder etw.) stammt, in dem jmd. einen großen Teil des Lebens, vor allem die Kindheit, verbrachte   Homeland = meaning: A homeland is a place where a cultural, national, or racial identity has formed. The definition can also mean simply one's country of birth.,often%20has%20ethnic%20nationalist%20connotations.    
  3. The War in Ukraine

      Understood. Although, this war is pretty upsetting and I'm not in the mood for sarcasm at the moment. Anyway, motherland, fatherland is pretty outdated in my opinion. I think homeland or Heimatland is being used more often nowadays. Putin using the term motherland was more or less provocatively used for the benefit of the Russian people. And in that regard, you are correct with your equation regarding Hilter and his use of the term fatherland used to whip up nationalistic fervour.
  4. The War in Ukraine

      So do several other countries.
  5. The War in Ukraine

      I also heard the reporters (interpreters) on German TV say Mutterland.   The personification of Russia is traditionally feminine and most commonly maternal since medieval times.
  6. Why are you unhappy today?

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  7. accident in car wash

    In the case of disputes the ADAC give this advice on their webpage: Hilfe bei Streit Bei Schwierigkeiten mit dem Waschanlagenbetreiber können Sie sich als Verbraucher an das Zentrum für Schlichtung wenden. Dieses versucht, eine Einigung zwischen den Konfliktparteien herbeizuführen. Das Verfahren ist kostenfrei und ist daher eine gute Alternative zum „offiziellen“ Rechtsstreit. Die Adresse der Allgemeinen Verbraucherschlichtungsstelle lautet: Zentrum für Schlichtung e.V. Straßburger Straße 8 77694 Kehl am Rhein Telefon 07851 / 795 79 40 Fax 07851 / 795 79 41 E-Mail: Bei Unstimmigkeiten oder Konflikten mit dem Waschanlagenbetreiber können Sie sich im Rahmen Ihrer ADAC Mitgliedschaft auch von einem ADAC Vertragsanwalt rechtlich beraten lassen. Die Adressen der ADAC Vertragsanwälte finden Sie hier.   Help with disputes If you have difficulties with the car wash operator, you as a consumer can turn to the Centre for Mediation. This tries to bring about an agreement between the conflicting parties. The procedure is free of charge and is therefore a good alternative to "official" litigation. The address of the General Consumer Arbitration Board is: Zentrum für Schlichtung e.V. Strassburger Street 8 77694 Kehl on the Rhine Telephone 07851 / 795 79 40 Fax 07851 / 795 79 41 E-mail: In the event of disagreements or conflicts with the car wash operator, you can also obtain legal advice from an ADAC contract lawyer as part of your ADAC membership. You can find the addresses of the ADAC contract lawyers here. Translated with (free version)
  8. Neighbor noise issue

    After living in the same flat for 14 years with no complaints my daughter had a similar problem when a family moved in beneath her a year ago. Mainly loud adult voices and children dashing about from room to room screaming etc. from early morning and well into late evening. This was especially disturbing and nerve-racking at weekends when she was at home during the day. Despite several complaints to the Hausverwaltung after talking nicely to the family involved, the noise didn't stop, even though the Hausverwaltung wrote to them asking them to be more considerate. So she moved out in January and is happy in her new surroundings. 
  9. Why are you happy today?

    I was happy today to see that the great tit couple, which have been busy lately carrying twigs and moss into the nesting box have obviously produced a clutch of eggs. The male was disappearing in there all day with live insects in his beak for his partner. Yippee, a few thrilling weeks ahead. Had the pleasure last spring as well. 
  10. The War in Ukraine

    @jeba You are a delusional Putin-Versteher. It's a dirty swear word and gets dirtier by the second.
  11. The War in Ukraine

    Ukraine has issued a new stamp.,_go_fuck_yourself_(stamp)      
  12. I've been saving energy as well. Haven't had the heating on for several weeks. I have a lovely warm blanket to cover myself when sitting on the couch. Use of lamps reduced and so on. A few weeks ago, when it was really cold in the evenings I went to bed really early and watched TV from there on my laptop nice and warm.   I was born 2 years after the end of WWII and remember during my childhood that noone had central heating or warm water boilers. We spent the winter months in the large kitchen and remember us all sitting around the fireplace. Our school in Wales had no central heating, only large fireplaces, which didn't really heat the classrooms up adequately. We survived. Even though it's not comfortable, it's possible to get by on less energy, though I'm really looking forward to the warmer months to come.    A few weeks ago I had a conversation with my neighbour across the hall and he said his wife has the heating on top notch all the time because she feels cold all the time and during the night the bedroom has to be at least 21 degrees Celsius. At first I thought he was having me on, but he was dead serious. 
  13. The War in Ukraine

      What absolutely disgusting, lying, inhumane people they are. Thank goodness Trump has been voted out and isn't in on the act. That would be even more disastrous. Unfortunately, most Russians (in Russia and here) probably believe every word. I can't express my disgust adequately, I'm simply not used to swearing. Putin has to be stopped - poisen, bullet, bomb ...
  14. The War in Ukraine

      Honestly, where are the snipers when you need them? 
  15. The War in Ukraine

    It's probably CrapEnglish anyway, unless they have lived for a time in the UK or the USA. Just stubbornly keep talking back in German. For several years I have held English conversation sessions with German speakers and the hour really is very strenuous because of missing vocabulary more than anything else.