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  • Birthday June 12

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  • Location Hessen
  • Nationality Irish
  • Hometown Dublin, Ireland
  • Gender Female
  • Year of birth 1957
  • Interests Nordic walking, cooking, baking, listening to Irish/British radio

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  1. unemployment benefit

    So glad to hear that annieb, hopefully things will start getting better for you now. 
  2. What made you laugh today?

    I live about 40 km south east of Frankfurt and we have police on bicycles around here now.  It's new, I saw them first about 6 weeks ago, but it was good to see them out and about.  
  3. I speak to Orla about every two weeks and she is doing well. She became a grandmother to a beautiful little boy a few months ago, she's a happy granny
  4. Only in America...

    I came across this headline today: Is Brexit UK about to ditch the metric measuring system - and could your pint glass change with it? Calls for the return of the Crown mark on pint glasses have led to fresh demands for an end to Metrication https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/brexit-uk-ditch-metric-measuring-12433144
  5. Only in America...

    I can only go by my own experience, and when I'm over there and visit markets, the weights are often in pounds and ounces, or in both systems, and the distances are in miles, neither of which you will find in Ireland.
  6. Only in America...

    The UK, for the most part, still uses the imperial system.  It's very much lbs, ozs and miles over there.
  7. What was your first car?

    My first car was an old VW Beetle. My uncle gave it to me, he used to put sheep in the back of it to transport them.    Myself and my friends went everywhere in that car, I was the first in the group to have a car, they talked about it when we met up a couple of years ago, 40 years later.    It was a great old car, such fond memories
  8. What's got you flummoxed today?

    Lifetime ambitions and dreams it seems, and a limited time to do it in.  I read they can only climb to the summit between March and May, after that it isn't possible because of the weather.   2 Irish men lost their lives there just this week in separate incidents, I wonder do their wives and children think it's worth it.
  9. eevee, there's a hard and fast rule that many of us freelancers live by, and that is, never, ever put all your eggs in one basket. If possible, spread your work over as many different companies as possible, so if one of them goes belly up, you have other work to keep you going.   I hope you can sort this problem out and think again about what you want to do here.
  10. Disappearance of Madeleine McCann

    Well, every time we got a new car, the boot was the first place my kids went to - go figure!
  11. Disappearance of Madeleine McCann

    I would imagine a child's DNA would be found all over a car, that's the nature of children.  Gerry McCann is an average sized man, a lot of men in a holiday area are going to look similar in height, weight and clothing.   I believe that if they were guilty, they would have faded into the background by now, but they haven't, they've said they'll keep looking until they find her.
  12. Disappearance of Madeleine McCann

    If the parents were any way involved, why would they keep bringing it back into the public eye?  I can't even begin to imagine what they've been through and they have my deepest sympathy.
  13. Living on canned food long-term

    Condensed milk in the UK is mostly sweetened, in Germany it isn't. 
  14. What's got you flummoxed today?

    I'm also curious as to what foods you were expecting.  I've known the owner of that shop since he opened it many years ago and I think he provides the British/Irish population here with the foods they long for, at least he tries to.  I know that if people have a special request, he tries to get it for them.   Also, if you need the opening hours, check the website: http://www.a-taste-of-britain.de/
  15. Marriage in Germany - British citizens re-marrying

    My daughter is getting married in August. She was born here, but still has an Irish passport and her boyfriend was born in London.   When they started to organise the wedding last year here in Frankfurt, they reaslised just how complicated it is, consistently needing new paperwork which caused delays, so I suggested they look into getting married in London and we'll have a second reception here in Frankfurt when they get back.  It's all been organised now on the date they wanted and has been so much easier, I would certainly recommend it.