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Post 1

Sho - gainfully employed again

You're not far from me I think.

Anyway, I saw you in Hati's travelling thread, and I think in the Country Confusion thread so I thought it about time I came over and said "hi"

And you never know, next time I'm in Düsseldorf, perhaps we could meet for coffee or something...

I come over about once or twice a quarter, usually combining a visit to the Cinema with shopping or a visit to the art gallery with the Gruesome Twosome.

smiley - tea


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Post 2

matodemi

Hallo Sho,

nice to meet you smiley - smiley

and just let me know when you are in Düsseldorf next time, I would love to meet you for a smiley - coffee


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Post 3

Sho - gainfully employed again

I'll probably be over in mid-July while my Gruesomes are annoying the heck out of their grandparents and I get a few evenings to do my own thing. I'll be in touch.

And you can give me tips about the German school system, which drives me nuts -assuming, that is, you're further along it than we are (going into the 4. Klasse with #2 gruesome and the 5. Klasse with gruesome #1)

smiley - coffee


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Post 4

Sho - gainfully employed again

try this http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/classic/F42904?thread=4288612&post=50086427#p50086427 we may even manage a mini-meet


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Post 5

matodemi

Hallo,

sorry, haven't been online

you can ask me anything about this lovely schoolsystem of ours (cough cough cough)

My eldest has left school by now, 2nd one enters his last year now and youngest is entering 5th class

I will have a look at your linke right away

Have a nice weekend

Tina


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Post 6

Sho - gainfully employed again

oh my big one is going into the 5th grade too

I hope you could make the meet - but if that sounds like too much, maybe just a smiley - coffee sometime with the two of us would be smiley - cool

Next week I'm at work, then after that I'm on my holidays smiley - magic after that... the world is my oyster!


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Post 7

Sho - gainfully employed again

oh and don't worry about the gap in time between posting, I have some conversations that go for weeks with nothing
smiley - smiley


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Post 8

matodemi

Hallo Sho,

holidays? what's that? (trying to recall the work, translation doesn't help since I don't even know the German word either smiley - winkeye)

I hope I can make it to the meeting (and we still can have a smiley - coffee -meeting as well)


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Post 9

Sho - gainfully employed again

B'Elana is going to book her ticket to cover coming up on 14th and going back on 15th so plenty of scope for meeting up.

I'm going to have a think about what there is to look at in Düsseldorf, she's not afraid of a bit of walking, and nor am I, so if everyone is ok I thought a bit of a trek around the town (Immermannstr, station, along to Graf-Adolf-Platz then along Königsallee and then into the Altstat for a drink (smiley - coffee or whatever everyone wants). Probably a visit to Uerige would be good, typical Düsseldorf... and see how it goes.


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Post 10

matodemi

good idea (though I don't think that Immermann- and Graf-Adolf-Straße are interesting, but one would have to walk from there if the meeting point is the station)

Kö, Alstadt sound good
one could have a look at the newest part of Düsseldorf as well (the Gehry Bauten)

Uerige is always a place I like to take people, to see something original Düsseldorf

and there are a lot of places where one could drink coffee as well, eat something and we could see what people would like to do or see


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Post 11

Sho - gainfully employed again

I agree about Immermannstr. it's awful, I used to work there and lunchtimes were soooooooooooo boring! I was thinking a tram-ride to somewhere nice might be good for coffee. I usually stay around the Altstadt or Kö, but we could go out to Oberkassel or somewhere like that.

And I deffo think that we should go up to the revolving dings-bums on the Fernsehturm. And maybe the hafen area too. I think we need a week...


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Post 12

matodemi

smiley - smiley

actually I have never been up to the Fernsehturm, would be about time smiley - biggrin

we could walk over to Oberkassel (though I don't know any places there - it is the wrong side of the Rhine)

Hafen is quite nice, with the new buildings

it would be good to know what people would like to see or do, I could finde out places to go to

Where on Immermannstraße have you worked? (I worked for Hitachi Metals Europe 20 years ago)


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Post 13

Sho - gainfully employed again

I worked for MedOil - I think it's number 10? it's about 14 stories high, nearly opposite the Nikko Hotel. But that was in the 1990s

Before that I worked in Oberkassel... (wrong side of the Rhine for you, for me an easy ride in on the 76 tram from Krefeld)


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Post 14

matodemi

I don't even remember the No. of Hitachi Metals, but it was almost opposite the Nikko as well, but you had to cross Oststr. as well

Coming from Krefeld Oberkassel is much nearer, that's true smiley - smiley

(I live in the south of Düsseldorf anyway, so Oberkassel is not only the "wrong" side, but also not that near)


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Post 15

Sho - gainfully employed again

hi you!
it was lovely to meet you and your daughter yesterday - surrounded by women with three children, though, and knowing how useless I am with my 2 makes me feel pretty much of a hopless case, though smiley - laugh

anyway... would you mind if I put you on my friends list?


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Post 16

matodemi

You are doing well with your daughters - what do you think it was like when my boys were that age? And it doesn't make much of a difference if it is two or three...

I would love to be on your friends list - and I would like to put you on mine, too smiley - smiley


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Post 17

Sho - gainfully employed again

hehe
it's always reassuring to hear things like that.


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Post 18

matodemi

I do believe that. I remember well the time when I thought I was right in the middle of a war. And that is only 4 years ago - then we decided to let one of the boys share a room with daughter, and it was good decision. Now they are friends and I don't have quarrels here anymore (only if daughter gets on the boy's nerves smiley - winkeye)


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Post 19

Sho - gainfully employed again

well, my two are friends more than they are enemies, and #2 is only trying to assert her personality, and #1 is trying to be a big-girl and help her with things (highly unappreciated by #2)

right now they are off at the playpark, climbing their favourite tree and hopefully (if they are ripe) getting us some blackberries.

and I'm ironing smiley - wah


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Post 20

matodemi

It is always the problem with the elder one trying to help and the younger one feeling like being treated as "baby" in that moment. That will be better soon, believe me.

And the words "I don't want be the youngest one all the time" sound very familar to me - usually I hear that from my daughter (I actually asked her once if she wants me to have another baby, so she wouldn't be the youngest, and I was lucky that she didn't want that smiley - winkeye)


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