Compliance

Impressum Angaben gemäß § 5 TMG: Ron Birks Florastr  8 Krefeld 47799 Germany Kontakt: Telefon: Not available E-Mail: caption@zoho.com Verantwortlich für den Inhalt nach § 55 Abs. 2 RStV: Ronald Birks Haftung für Inhalte Als Diensteanbieter sind wir gemäß § 7 Abs.1 TMG für eigene Inhalte auf diesen Seiten nach den allgemeinen Gesetzen verantwortlich. Nach §§ 8 bis 10 TMG sind wir als Diensteanbieter jedoch nicht verpflichtet, übermittelte oder gespeicherte fremde Informationen zu überwachen oder…
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A brief history to date.

A brief history to date. My father joined the British Army at the age of 15. During WW2 he was stationed in Krefeld with the REME attached to the Black Watch. As many soldiers did, he married a Krefeld girl, Magdalena Rafolt, one of three siblings who’s father came from the Weimar Republic and was married to my Oma a Hanoverian girl of 16.




Disclaimer

At the time of writing I am stood up using my ironing board as a workstation!

Why? basically I spent probably 12 hours sat on the side of my bed, using my laptop…errr…on my lap. I have now got severe pains in my calf.

I hope that it’s just a pulled-muscle rather than a blood clot. NB: I have a pump spray bottle of Nitrangin within reach. I haven’t had to us it yet for my extremely high blood pressure ( it's a heart attack prevention medication ) which I believe opens up your valves allowing obstructions to flow through the network of veins, or should that be arteries? can’t remember.


I am European

I never even felt “Continental” when we were on the continent, how far IS that landmass away?… 20 odd miles, as the seagull flies, or the goose-fat loaded charity-swimmer swims?

We are, of course, connected by a great hole…a tube, a tunnel…this French operated investment-pipe is being re-branded at a cost of over a million, it seems.


Eurozoned

I put this graphic together a long time ago when the Euro looked on the verge of collapse.  I'm sure most people suffered one way or another from the effects of the "financial crisis"....

I personally lost circa 75k Sterling from my Pension Fund. Not just that but the private pension I was receiving was reduced by some 50%.... and frankly it has never recovered.

I am now retired and 66 years old, my UK State Pension is...derisory!

It, as well as my Private Pension is paid in Sterling.


My Personal Situation

At the time of writing I am stood up using my ironing board as a workstation!

Why? Basically I spent probably 12 hours sat on the side of my bed, using my laptop…errr…on my lap, trying to put these pages together, with a view to lobbying 70 or so German MEPs with regard to #citizensrights during these supposed #Brexit negotiations.

I have now got severe pains in my calf.


In the Lobby

The complex set of negotiations involved in extricating the UK from the EU are undeniably fraught with complicated issues.... Everyone will want a say, but time is of the essence.

My interest is that of #citizens rights. Please check the link below to see how you can help in lobbying your MEPs of your rights,and the rights of others.

Lobbying campaign by British in EuropeAt the time of writing I am stood up using my ironing board as a workstation!


Words in the Press

WordPress is a free platform for Bloggers, but understandably is also a business. I do not have the resources to purchase all of the add ons... But it will do for my purposes. ( at least for the time being )

UPDATE:

I have recently invested in a WordPress Premium theme for most reasonable annual fee, I am most please with it, in particular the choice of FREE to use premium templates that are available , such as this one.