paderborn

#1
me and our new baby are due to follow my hubby to paderborn in a few weeks.It is our first posting abroad.Everyone i spoke to at our last camp said its the best post to get for families and they wish they where going.i was just wondering if anyone could tell me their expreriences and how they found it there.my hubby wud also like sum indication to if the horror stories about initiation and drinking pints filled with spunk and pubes are true.............wimp!heehee
 
#2
wud also like sum indication to if the horror stories about initiation and drinking pints filled with spunk and pubes are true
Nooo, you'll probably get away with just having to meet the OC's other half. Wives' Club is pretty civilized from what I hear...
 
#3
sappersslapper said:
wud also like sum indication to if the horror stories about initiation and drinking pints filled with spunk and pubes are true
Must be an Engineer thing, everyone else just gets the beers in? Paderborn is OK and lets face it you could have been going to Hohne (Twinned with Hell).
 
#5
Is this your first experience of the wives club :p :D Oh dear, you are in for a surprise. Basically the CO/OC's wife continually pop round to see if you are doing OK and invite you to coffee mornings you'd rather avoid. Be aware that the visits are actually a recce to check out your decor, dress and children. You will then be talked about at every function you don't attend. Buy some head scarves and cover your tattoos (if any).
 
#6
Remember with a 'monica' like SapperSlapper you aren't going to get the same scrutineering from the OC's wife that you'd expect from the infantry, cavalry or even some of the other Corps. So don't worry too much about that, just enjoy Paderborn and remember that if you don't like the german culture, you've got McDonalds, Burger King, KFC and NAAFI Max.... not to mention the delights of 'Bonny's Diner' (open 24/7).
 
#9
Corporal said:
I hear they have a great library. May I suggest checking out a few books on spelling and grammar?
I think it's a deliberate thing to add character to young SapperSlapper's posts and done in such a way is quite quaint. What isn't very quaint at all though is a colonial pointing out to someone who's British their gramatical and spelling errors.

Ain't you done gotten no schoolin'? It's called English, we are English, so any way we choose to write or spell is correct. You are American, so why don't you start speaking Spanish.... you will be soon!
 
#10
Plant-Pilot said:
You are American, so why don't you start speaking Spanish.... you will be soon!
Yo ya hablo español, así que se calló, chico de mamás! ¡Pronto será un requisito de hablar español obtener apenas una cerveza por aquí! :D

Mate, I live in Florida, you have no idea how close to the truth you are. :wink:
 
#11
Corporal said:
Mate, I live in Florida, you have no idea how close to the truth you are. :wink:
My Mrs has just moved from California..... I do, I do!! 8O
 
#13
maninblack said:
Plant-Pilot.......have you just married a colonial?

Me and Woopert need to come round and straighten you out on a few things.

:?
Who said she was a colonial? I should think that the daftest of you out there would have more sense than to think I'd sink so low..... she is an English Maiden, but was working out there until I rescued her wearing my best shinny armour and riding the whitest of chargers! (Plane tickets in pocket helped a bit too!)
 
#15
Corporal said:
Plant-Pilot said:
You are American, so why don't you start speaking Spanish.... you will be soon!
Yo ya hablo español, así que se calló, chico de mamás! ¡Pronto será un requisito de hablar español obtener apenas una cerveza por aquí! :D

Mate, I live in Florida, you have no idea how close to the truth you are. :wink:
quite true, everywhere i go there are hisspanic people and the second language is spanish and they are the only thin people round the place nearly everybody else is fat.
 
#16
Cliche mode. Goes around, comes around. The white types have fecked the country up and now the original discoverers are taking it back. Do any of the overtly pie eating septics remember who 'discovered' the country you are currently squatting in? I'm sure his name wasnt 'John Billy Bob the Third'. You feckers are actually refugees akin to the Albanian malingers we have to put up with.

Place a challenge regarding your rights and history etc and I may well respect you. But I doubt it.
:wink:
 
#17
To sum up for Sapperslapper.

Paderborn is a small town in Florida USofA where the only language spoken is Spanish.

Hope this helps - enjoy the posting.
 
#18
OK. Sensible reply. Paderborn is, was and probably always will be an excellent place to be posted. Quarters are way above the standards seen in the rest of BFG and the locals don;t bite - in fact they're very friendly. Avoid the dodgy 'discos' and tanked up squaddies (not difficult - 11000 Brits get easily swallowed up in the city) and get out and see the place. You will enjoy. :)
 
#19
Ok Back on track!!!! Padderborn is beautiful in the old town during the summer months, Lots of historical buildings including a huge church. The town is built around, over, on many small streams which winde there way through the town. Some nice small parks also. Very near to "Schloss Neuhouse" Sorry about spelling. This is a castle with a large moat. The area has great shopping and a friendly feel. Little advice, try to get on a basic german course, the people in Germany are much more friendly if you at least attemp to speak their language. Even if you get it wrong they will try to put you right, it breaks the Ice and they can be very useful if you get to know them.

Best Regards
D.D.
 
#20
sappersslapper said:
.my hubby wud also like sum indication to if the horror stories about initiation and drinking pints filled with spunk and pubes are true
Why? Has he got a semi on already just thinking about that first hairy sip of bollock batter? Yes it is true about the pint glass, but bear in mind that it took over 1000 sappers to fill that glass.
 
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