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Hello stardust I am not a good fit for your preferences, for several reasons: 1) I am a 72 year old male; 2) I’m not sure I could spend two hours playing constructively with an 11 year old girl; 3)…
1 posts, 8 November
Berlin’s gritty bohemian allure has long appealed to voguish creative types. But its popularity has come at a cost. The city has undergone rapid gentrification, you’re as likely to hear English on…
21 posts, 6 November
No it's not difficult to understand. But you missed the whole point. It's based on whether there's a cooling period, once the visa is approved. And it looks like there is, once the 90 days out of…
2 posts, 3 November
Hello Members, I am buying a house and looking for an Interpreter / Translator who can be present physically during the Contract signing process. In other posts, I've seen the official site where…
13 posts, 3 November
Parkett,.... UK style ... usually small rectangles of solid wood that are glued/fixed to the floor.... Laminat in German is usually fibre/melamine board thats been laminated with a plastic patern…
261 posts, 2 November
Hey boss, I just moved here a few weeks ago as well and am going through the immigration process as well. Feel free to shoot me through a message and maybe we can meet and have a yarn. I live pretty…
1 posts, 2 November
Dear all, if I can find enough members, there will be a new English speaking Yoga class for beginners in Potsdam-West or in Potsdam-City on Monday evenings. The teacher is from Nepal. He will…
7 posts, 2 November
English speaking Catholic Mass is celebrated every Saturday at 6:00 pm in St Maria's Catholic Church, Tübingerstrasse 36, 70178 Stuttgart, as well as as the 2nd & 4th Sunday's in the month at St…
8 posts, 30 October
Oooops, I didn't spot that… From what I understand, they had some problems in 2017 and the first half of 2018. After that, they changed their security concept and educated their staff. I have not…
2 posts, 30 October
I know this isn't quite what you asked but I thought I would share my experience just in case it's useful. I live about an hour away from Spangdahlem and Bitburg. I often drop in to cafes or…
1 posts, 28 October
Hey Folks, long time...first time... I recently needed several US vital documents translated in the Mannheim/Heidelberg area. Thirteen total pages of varying forms and document text. In the first…
7 posts, 28 October
Hey, I was a stay at home dad for a year in Cologne which was pretty isolating, but I honestly had a great time with The Rheinland Lions Aussie Rules Football club. Its a great bunch of people, a…
2 posts, 26 October
Would help if we knew what you've tried, what disappointed you about them, and maybe what kind of cut you consider "decent". Are you looking for a dry cut or wash, cut and style? One in that…
4 posts, 25 October
Good evening Jagman and all others- Did you check signal quality and strength? and the equipment sat receiiver antena cables lnb so you would be surw that it did not malfunction? Did you try another…
88 posts, 25 October
cybil passed the B1 Prüfung. After all that studying at home I would say the most helpful thing was going to the one day prep course offered by the VHS. Knowing how generously the letter and the…
11 posts, 24 October
Not from German emigrants but from beets! A hollowed out beet plays a role in the irish story of Jack O´Lantern, who - and this is only the ultra-short version - gets a piece of coal from…
1 posts, 23 October
-sponsored content- The Local in partnership with Welcome Center Heilbronn-Franken have written this guide of eight things you didn't know - and didn't know you wanted to know – about…
1 posts, 22 October
The Illegal American Comedy Tour is coming to Cologne for one night only! Get your tickets now to the show that is sweeping through Europe as Chicago comic, John McCombs, discusses race, the…
2 posts, 21 October
Are you talking about kindergartens and Kinderkrippen? Are you aware that children go to kindergarten starting at age 3 usually? I am sure that someone more knowledgeable will respond. However, do…
11 posts, 18 October
Id just like to add that this isnt quite true. The research shows that some people who are lactose intollerant may have a worse reaction to caesin, but in general as long as the person in question…
1 posts, 18 October
Hi All, I am new in Bayreuth, Germany just moved here working as a product developer would love to meet up with English speaker living in Bayreuth or nearby regions. Germany is the 9th country I…
1 posts, 18 October
Hi All, I am new in Bayreuth, Germany just moved here working as a product developer would love to meet up with English speaker living in Bayreuth or nearby regions. Germany is the 9th country I…
7 posts, 18 October
I did that even before I moved out (whilst commuting), or rather a techncian at the lab (DESY) introduced me to the local Luftsportverein where (as you can see from my mini photo) I learnt how to…
14 posts, 17 October
Moral of the story, if you are in this situation get the employer to sign off on their dodgy plan in writing. Then you are in the clear. You may also have avoided the situation in the first place…
10 posts, 17 October
I´m surprised to read that police refused to take your statement and also to give you access to the records. Did your lawyer say this was okay? I don´t understand how they can refuse to hear your…
1 posts, 17 October
Hi. I am from the US and seeking others to meet up for tea/coffee here in Münster. I am 35, fem, married and live in the Albachten area. I am avail mostly mornings and occasional weekend. If…
1 posts, 15 October
If you are just visiting or if you have recently moved to Stuttgart or the surrounding area, you may like to know that for the past 10 years Catholic Mass in English continues to be celebrated in the…
19 posts, 15 October
Sorry to hear that the second person has died. It must be quite unsettling even if you didn't know them personally. Was just looking for a report about the fire being caused by a fridge, and…
17 posts, 15 October
Good morning, if you are looking for english speaking Catholic Mass in the stuttgart area then here is a list of up to date information for you;- St Maria's Church Tübinger Strasse 70178…
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