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started by: Franco · last update: 1467122734 · posted: 1459435011

Do you happen to know of a local book store specialising in English language books please?

started by: malawi-5535 · last update: 1466969101 · posted: 1466969101

There is an official UK Government and Parliament Petition being circulated calling upon HM Government to implement a rule that if the remain or leave vote is less than 60%, based on a turnout less than 75%, there should be another referendum. Turnout in the EU Referendum, for whatever reason (complacency, other things on their mind?) was less than 50% in the 18-24 age group, which is sad considering this will be one of the demographics most affected in the future by the UK's withdrawal from the EU.If a petition gets 10,000 signatures, the government will respond.  If a petition gets 100,000 signatures, it is considered for debate in Parliament. This petition currently has 3,379,642 signatures and the number is rising rapidly as I write.  Only British citizens and UK residents have the right to sign, therefore, unlike during the referendum last Thursday, this includes ex-pats.  The petition has already been presented to the UK Parliament and is awaiting response.  Maybe there is a second chance with this petition.  If you are interested, here is the link to sign it to ask for a second referendum......perhaps, this time, it will also include ex-pats: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/131215If you agree with the content of this e-mail, then please pass it on to as many people as you know either by e-mail or social media as quickly as possible.If you do not, I apologise for any inconvenience.Please pass the word, especially to those Brits who were disenfranchised to vote.

started by: catrina -attard-860655 · last update: 1464368881 · posted: 1464368881

hi  i am  an  artist  moving from  malta  to  brussels  in  september  for  9  months  would  love  info  on  the  best  area  to  live  and  art  circle   info  i  can  join  thanks  catrina 

started by: kooky-1307 · last update: 1458052663 · posted: 1458052663

I really love the new look AI site. It was definitely time for an overhaul and the result is fab. Well done!

started by: lilly-124479 · last update: 1455546365 · posted: 1453999829

Would anyone else be interested in setting up regular clothes swap parties ?

started by: keith-10052816 · last update: 1455535617 · posted: 1455535617

How about pruning this list by throwing out items that were posted as long ago as 2014?   Keith

started by: Year in Brussels · last update: 1455190487 · posted: 1453756687

hi everyone, I need to learn some basic Russian. Does anyone know of a fun and friendly teacher  who comes to your house?

started by: Juanfernendez · last update: 1452682395 · posted: 1452594113

  I am a graduate student of European Law at College of Europe who is thrilled about European and International Law, and the challenges that these fields may face in the upcoming years. I  live in Bruges, in find many muslim communities are still very closed, not sure if the muslim communities can be refreshed and get a better future.

started by: oscar-130276 · last update: 1452594257 · posted: 1451908646

Happy new year fellow AI Brussels users. What are your resolutions for 2016?

started by: lilly-124479 · last update: 1452251938 · posted: 1451908429

I really want to get back up to speed with my Italian but I am already a reasonably proficient speaker. I am therefore looking for an advanced level app to help me but I have so far found nothing very interesting in the app store. Any ideas?

started by: yael-125230 · last update: 1451486919 · posted: 1451119307

does anyone know if the Mont Blanc store will exchange a Christmas gift without a receipt? Do you happen to have any experience of this?

started by: EU lady · last update: 1450870815 · posted: 1450442228

we're looking for last minute Christmas holiday break ideas for us and our 2 year old. Short or medium haul plane ride from Brussels. What are your preferred suggestions?

started by: Year in Brussels · last update: 1450812646 · posted: 1450812646

Hi, I'm going to be alone for Christmas this year and I was wondering whether there is a soup kitchen or another charity that could do with any helpers? Thanks for your suggestions.

started by: patty-549001 · last update: 1450085110 · posted: 1449968645

I'd love to know how this was thought of - the format for the dates for retirement!!! Date of birth lottery! https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/310231/spa-timetable.pdf   Sorry we do not need to hear that "life is not fair" - this is unjust Please sign the petition below and see the WASPI site on Facebook for more info https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/110776

started by: yael-125230 · last update: 1449393757 · posted: 1448301368

I have people coming out to visit in December to visit the Chrismas market and village with us but I am wondering if this is a good idea now, given the current lock-down of public events etc. What are your opinions?

started by: Charlrosevans · last update: 1448982243 · posted: 1448982243

INVITATION FOR STUDY PARTICIPANTS: Brain function in the context of a syncope (brief fainting) The University of Liege Cyclotron Research Centre and the Department of Anesthesiology of the University Hospital of Liège are looking for volunteers aged between 18 and 30 years old, English native speakers fluently speaking and understanding French, in good health, right handed, no use of drugs of any kind even on a recreational basis, occasional alcohol consumption and that would agree to be filmed for an experiment to study the mechanisms of transient loss of consciousness following an induced syncope. Participants will be remunerated for their full participation in the study. Those who are interested can contact Vanessa Charland for further information: 0496 / 30.94.25 or via email: vanessa.charland-verville@ulg.ac.be

started by: bzz · last update: 1448902988 · posted: 1448790899

Hello all: I have had a lot of trouble finding a good, efficient tailor who deals with women's clothing. I live near Leuven and would be willing to go to Brussels or other nearby areas.  Maybe there's even an online service? I have tried three different tailors in Leuven, but each one has taken at least three weeks to finish even small jobs and there have been problems like clothes ending up far too small or very asymmetric/lopsided.  For a special event in about three weeks, I want to have a dress turned into a top.  Thanks to the excellent local food, it is too small for me around the waist and hips.  I want to have fabric from the bottom of the dress added to the sides to make the top larger. I'd love to find a careful tailor to do this because the fabric is a kind of satin and mistakes will be obvious! If anyone can suggest a reliable tailor who can handle this kind of thing, I would be very grateful.

started by: EU lady · last update: 1448301427 · posted: 1447972444

i have been dismayed to read in the press about molenbeek being a nerve center for terrorism and I am quite worried about it. What are the thoughts of other expats living here in Brussels?

started by: Uccle Mom · last update: 1447680239 · posted: 1447175816

Can anyone tell me if tomorrow is a public holiday here in Belgium?

started by: oscar-130276 · last update: 1447433080 · posted: 1446745423

Does anyone know where I can study for the CELTA exam here in Brussels please?

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