bramble

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About bramble

  • Birthday 01/08/1947

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  • Location NRW
  • Nationality British/German
  • Hometown Stanleytown//Wales and Wülfrath/Germany
  • Gender Female
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  1. Why are you unhappy today?

      It's true, there are sadists amongst those people too, which makes me very unhappy. I'm a pescatarian, which means I don't eat meat other than fish and not every day. I feel sorry for the fish too, especially because of all that plastic floating around in their environment. 
  2. Brexit: The fallout

      You've put your foot in it again, John. The members you haven't included will be sorely offended. I'm serious. 
  3. Brexit: The fallout

    Is any of this back and forth really serious? I have my doubts every day I log on here. It's worthy of a sitcom on telly. 
  4. Why are you unhappy today?

      It starts with animal killings. A serial human killer in the making. I hope they keep an eye on him when he gets out. 
  5. Coronavirus

    Travelling abroad is not sensible behaviour in these pandemic times.    Berlin. Corona infections, which probably happened while travelling, are playing an increasing role in the current infection incidence in Germany, according to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI). This is what the RKI writes in its weekly situation report on Thursday evening. According to the report, 3662 cases were reported in the period from 28 June to 25 July in which the affected persons were probably exposed to the virus abroad.   Spain, Turkey and the Netherlands were most frequently named as probable countries of infection in the four weeks under consideration, ahead of Croatia and Greece. A particularly strong increase since mid-July has been recorded for Turkey, where the number of cases recorded per week roughly doubled. With France, Italy, Austria and Denmark, other popular travel destinations are in the top ten places on the list. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version) https://www.rnd.de/gesundheit/zahl-der-corona-neuinfektionen-nach-reisen-steigt-rki-listet-haeufige-ansteckungsorte-auf-KGQO3QCXJAA6OGAGYZ5D2IQYNM.html
  6.   Although I also prefer my cats to have access to outdoors, I have over many years of experience keeping cats found that even outdoor cats can adapt very well to living indoors exclusively. And vice versa. I wouldn't want to be separated from my cats longer than necessary. The flat doesn't even have to be large as long as platforms and hidy holes on different levels in each room are available. Cats want to climb and look down - the area available to them is thus extended. So, get your cats over here pronto and enjoy their company indoors.    Here's some information on keeping indoor cats happy: https://www.rspca.org.uk/adviceandwelfare/pets/cats/environment/indoors  
  7. What's got you flummoxed today?

      Absolutely. And it's best to keep the bags of cat food inside the house. Rats can gnaw through the package and an open package is even easier for rats to help themselves to the contents. 
  8. What's got you flummoxed today?

      It's got a hole nearby to disappear into quickly and the cat food outside is a rat attraction. There are more. Believe me. 
  9.   Me too. When I broke my ankle two years ago I had to inject myself daily the entire time I had to spend in the wheelchair, about 6 weeks. Being immobile increases the risk of clots.
  10. Euro 2020 and 2021

    I remember the football hooliganism in England during the 70s. Shops and houses in the streets near the stadiums had to be boarded up to prevent windows and doors being smashed etc. It put me off football forever.    Football hooligansim worldwide: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Football_hooliganism It seems football attracts a different crowd than other sports where the spectators seem to be more civilized. 
  11. Coronavirus

    AstraZeneca is on its way out here.  https://www.tagesschau.de/newsticker/corona-liveblog-dienstag-101.html#Hausaerzte-im-Rheinland-wollen-kein-AstraZeneca-mehr   GPs in the Rhineland want no more AstraZeneca In the current Corona vaccination campaign, the practices in the Rhineland want to do without the vaccine from AstraZeneca in future, according to the GP association. The head of the North Rhine GP association, Oliver Funken, told the "Rheinische Post" newspaper. "AstraZeneca is increasingly becoming the slow seller among vaccines. It has simply been talked down politically. The current STIKO recommendation supports this even more. Many patients want to switch to BioNTech," Funken said. Therefore, he said, one is now forced to do without AstraZeneca, although it is a good vaccine that also protects against the delta variant. "But we will now discard the vaccine and use BioNTech," Funken said. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)
  12. Why are you unhappy today?

      It's probably equivalent to the old EWG Aufenthaltserlaubnis (unbefristet) I had to hand over when I aquired dual German/British citizenship before Brexit. I wasn't sorry to let it go.   
  13. Why are you unhappy today?

      He's not verbally aggressive, but often under the influence of alcohol/drugs. In my opinion a person who mistreats animals is also not to be trusted with children. He has two small children and is only allowed to see them in the presence of their mother and the Jugendamt. He doesn't know that I reported him, but he might suspect I did because I was near when it happened. I meet him often in the park or in the street and walk straight past him now without greeting him like I used to. That's not provocation but a silent statement of contempt.