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10 posts, 21:37 yesterday
Thanks everyone for your advice. It has not become a legal matter, yet. I am currently trying to negotiate the price down. We will see what happens. I just find it strange and frustrating that in…
64 posts, 30 April
More snow in the night (which has melted except in the gullys of some rooftops). Alternate sunshine, hailstorms & now just plain rain. This has been a crap flying season so far!
4 posts, 28 April
Hi, I recently went to a yoga workshop held in Hamburg in English by Eric Bennewitz. He seems experienced and well-qualified. His website in case you want to check out his…
1 posts, 27 April
Hi everyone! I'm looking to start an expat/immigrant/foreigne... also Germans" football group here in Hamburg, playing weekly in a park around town, probably on a weekday evening. All still to be…
2 posts, 25 April
My wife and I have just bought a house here in Hamburg and want to do some work on it (put in a dormer, knock out a supporting wall, new garden entrance, maybe put in a balcony etc etc). I'm looking…
13 posts, 21 April
Dear miniature.moose, I am moving back to the US and selling my own lovely wardrobe and matching bed (140 X 200). The items are NOT IKEA. The bed is from Daenisches Bettenlager and comes with the…
1 posts, 18 April
Hello all That is my very first post on this forum, as I moved here some months ago :-) I need a second opinion on a 'car matter'! I have the following options and not sure which one to…
3 posts, 11 April
Hi, here's a link to proberaum in hamburg, and one that looks good. also try calling the piano stores or music schools. maybe they might even need a cello teacher. Also, you are legally allowed to…
1 posts, 11 April
Finally back in hamburg does anybody know of any promotional jobs or agencies that do leafletting, advertising, modelling, hostessing etc in hamburg? For English speakers? I have basic German skills…
7 posts, 9 April
250 kg British flying bomb. No, 250 kg (500 lb) British WW2 bomb. Fliegerbombe" in German means a bomb dropped from an aircraft. "Bombe" can mean many things in German - English "bomb"…
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