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Nov 13th 2018, 11:17 pm
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Posted By scot47

Clive Ponting (continued)

https://www.thenational.scot/news/16971815.renowned-belgrano-whistleblower-clive-ponting-joins-the-snp/


A name that drags me back 30+ years. it is trange reliving recxent History. Can be painful.
Nov 13th 2018, 10:03 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 109
Posted By scot47

Re: Can't Wait

Get a bus pass. That is what I did when I came back to Scotland. I have seen more of my native land in the last 8 years than in my entire life up till then. I hope to see more before I am consigned...
Nov 13th 2018, 5:12 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 509
Posted By scot47

Re: Reasons for returning to the UK

The chance to watch the final act of the Death of The British Empire ?
Forum: Caribbean
Nov 13th 2018, 4:16 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By scot47

Re: Banning plastic & styrofoam

The ban on plastic bags - or where I live the 5 pence levy - is f*rting against the wind, but we have to start somewhere. I was made aware of this idea of "plastic-free" by an ultra-lefty super-green...
Forum: Caribbean
Nov 13th 2018, 9:06 am
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By scot47

Re: Banning plastic & styrofoam

It is an interesting exercise to do a plastic audit. One way of doing is to put aside the disposable plastic that you would normally throw out. At the end of the montth look at what you have.
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 12th 2018, 3:49 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 997
Posted By scot47

Re: Hernia mesh removal surgeons NZ

I do not know about NZ but in the jurisdictions I know doctors are discouraged from advertising like this.
Forum: Germany
Nov 12th 2018, 5:22 am
Replies: 3
Views: 117
Posted By scot47

Re: From My Memoirs

I have a friend who still lives in "die erste sozialistische Strasse auf deutschem Boden". Formerly Stalinallee it is now Karl-Marx-Allee.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl-Marx-Allee
Nov 11th 2018, 7:30 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 556
Posted By scot47

Re: Best relocation areas in the UK?

The further away from London, the better the quality of life.
Forum: Middle East
Nov 11th 2018, 8:33 am
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By scot47

Re: Riyadh job offer- Please help

I went there from The Last Chance Saloon and was resigned to ending my working career in Saudi. So it came to pass !
Forum: Middle East
Nov 11th 2018, 7:50 am
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By scot47

Re: Riyadh job offer- Please help

There is always the question "What happens after Saudi ?" In many job fields, working in Saudi leads nowhere. The end of your career !
Forum: Germany
Nov 10th 2018, 8:12 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 117
Posted By scot47

Re: From My Memoirs

It was a summer job that only lasted for 6 weeks. It was at the time when we knew that the GDR was about to be taken over by the "Klassenfeind" in Bonn. There were suicides, nervous breakdowns and...
Forum: Portugal
Nov 10th 2018, 6:43 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By scot47

Re: Advice required

it might be better to speak to a lawyer in Portugal
Forum: The Barbie
Nov 10th 2018, 5:58 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 1,911
Posted By scot47

Re: What do you do that your parents did, but thought you never would

My mother,born in 1916, would not go to classical concerts. "Not for the likes of us," was her judgement. I go when I can. To things like this (not in Australia - but you can listen on the wireless...
Forum: Germany
Nov 9th 2018, 8:32 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 117
Posted By scot47

From My Memoirs

In the last summer of the German Democratic Republic (1990) I worked as a tutor on the regular summer course for German students and teachers of English at the "Paedagogische Hochschule Karl...
Replies: 31
Views: 1,244
Posted By scot47

Re: Citizen by descent Passport Application from Nigeria

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Family_tree


Seek and ye shall find.
Nov 9th 2018, 5:27 am
Replies: 22
Views: 425
Posted By scot47

Re: Man wants to reasign to younger age

I am planning to campaign that the world recognise me as a canine. Clear benefits are that I can then pee anywher eI wish and go around sniffing.
Nov 8th 2018, 5:49 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By scot47

Re: Malaysian friend wants to visit me in UK

Get a visa before she leaves ?
Forum: The Sand Pit
Nov 8th 2018, 2:34 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 771
Posted By scot47

Re: The EU after Brexit

To imagine that the EU depends on UK membership is to reveal profound ignorance of the reality of Modern Europe. Go and look. Visit the powerhouse that is reunited Germany. The successful economy of...
Forum: Back Home
Nov 8th 2018, 8:41 am
Replies: 40
Views: 3,538
Posted By scot47

Re: Why did I not love this country before???????

I have never identified myself as " a Brit" maybe that is what this comes down to. How you feel about your own identity.
Forum: Scandinavia
Nov 6th 2018, 8:39 am
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By scot47

Re: Jobs for English Speakers in Norway

The thread should really have the title "Jobs in Norway for Non-speakers of Norwegian". Learn the language. That is what I say. Do not expect to function in Norway without it. Harsh ? Maybe.
Forum: Spain
Nov 6th 2018, 8:07 am
Replies: 18
Views: 404
Posted By scot47

Re: Spanish pension

Well done for finding that Moses
We need more "de-mystification"
Forum: Spain
Nov 6th 2018, 7:29 am
Replies: 18
Views: 404
Posted By scot47

Re: Spanish pension

"compoles" is my weird typo for "complex" Macular Degeneration is a strange thing !
Forum: Spain
Nov 5th 2018, 7:09 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 404
Posted By scot47

Re: Spanish pension

National Insurance systems in EU countries are linked when it comes to claiming a State Retirement Pension. Very compoles. Leave it the experts !
Forum: Spain
Nov 5th 2018, 4:33 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 404
Posted By scot47

Re: Spanish pension

Jen I can point you to this -
https://www.gov.uk/international-pension-centre


I imagine there is a similar department in Spain. Make inquiries through an MEP or similar
Forum: Middle East
Nov 4th 2018, 3:33 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 549
Posted By scot47

Re: Job offer at BAe Systems Riyadh

Having servants requires a psychological adjustment. Once you have achieved that, life is never the same ! Then one day you have to come back.
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