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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.   We were also 2 native English speakers when the children were growing up, and that's a big advantage. There was no conflict between the languages, home was English, outside was German, it was balanced.   Anyway, whoever is trying to do this, keep it up, it's worth the struggle later on.
  2.   Absolutely agree with this. We, both native English speakers, made it a rule that only English was spoken in our home, everything outside could be German or English.  My three children are adults now and all of them can switch between English and German without thinking.    As parents, you will have to push your children sometime to speak the desired language, but they will thank you for it when they're older.  
  3.   We all do, especially just now!
  4. I came for 6 months in 1981, still here!
  5. Brexit: The fallout

    Talking about fishing rights, I listened to a podcast about them just the other night.  It started with a number of fishermen complaining about losing their thriving business because of the EU.   However, it’s not all it seems.     Most of the fish eaten in the UK comes from Iceland, usually cod and haddock. The fishing industry itself is responsible for about 0.12% of their entire GDP. Most UK fisherman have already sold their quotas to Spanish and Italian fishermen and let them fish for what they want. There are so many wind farms in the English Channel now that it’s difficult to fish around there, and the few fishermen that are left, usually work for the oil rigs, hauling stuff in and out for them. It seems even the fish Boris Johnston was waving about, wasn’t caught in British waters.     Here is a link to an article about this     https://www.dw.com/en/uk-fishing-industry-or-brexits-red-herrings/a-51418061  
  6.   Aren't we all a bit guilty of that, in one way or another?  I play the Irish card all the time, but I haven't lived there for over 30 years.  Famous people will always find another place to live, it's usually to do with paying less tax.   Growing up in Ireland, we were always told not to speak ill of the dead, especially in the first weeks after their death.    
  7. Why are you unhappy today?

      Indeed, and every Irish person isn't an IRA terrorist, but that's how it felt for some British people in the aftermath of an attack.  Most people are good, but unfortunately, we are bombarded with the bad stuff people do, and it was a bad thing.  We need to remember that the majority of people are good and kind and are not out to kill and or hurt others they don't agree with. We need to remind ourselves of that sometimes.
  8. The indoor shots of the film "The name of the Rose" were shot in a place called Kloster Eberbach which is not far outside Frankfurt, near Wiesbaden.  I've been there a number of times and I always get a sense of the film when I'm inside the building.    90 was a good age and he did a lot in those 90 years
  9. Sean Connery has died, he was my favourite 007 - RIP
  10. How to use the ignore function

      I agree with her!
  11. Coronavirus

    Oh, here we go again, fatties, it’s their own fault, or let’s blame the parents, and why should they be treated at the expense of the health care service?  Have you thought about why we have a problem with obesity today? Many of these people come from low income families, they buy the cheapest food which is often all they can afford.  And how is all this cheap food manufactured? With whatever is left over from food processing plants, the worst of it, all fat and calories with high-fructose corn syrup and hydrogenated soybean oil (trans fats).     Many obese people are actually suffering from malnutrition because there is little or no nutrition in the food they can afford. So, instead of directing abuse at these unfortunate people, try directing it at the food industry which has created this problem and is being supported by Governments.    
  12. The Jugendamt visited my home

      I guess that for the people living here and paying taxes here to worry about, and I, for one, am ok with it.
  13. "Please call me by my first name"

    I have never wanted to be addresses as Miss or Mrs, not when I was single, married, and now divorced.  With "Mr," there is no indication of marital status, women should have the right to the same.
  14. The Jugendamt visited my home

      I absolutely agree with this statement, it is horrible. OP, hold your head up high when you go out, and look people straight in the eye, you have been wronged!  
  15. Conspiracy theorists

      I'm sure what you say is true, but it has never happened to me before and I was a bit confused. I could click on it, but I couldn't scroll down to read the rest of the article.  I'll watch out for that in the future.