Taking the next step towards a long-time dream... here we go!
In a few short hours, millions of people in the United Kingdom will be taking to the polls to (hopefully) decide who will be in charge of their country for the next five years. Except for perhaps some of the most astute political analysts, no one really knows what to expect tomorrow. Will Cameron be... Continue Reading →
Perhaps it's because I decided to leave England in the year the Queen celebrated her Diamond Jubilee (although I do keep accidentally referring to it as her Golden, sorry Ma'am) and the year London hosts the Olympic Games, but since I landed in Deutschland I feel as though I have become more patriotic. I will... Continue Reading →
It's been an eventful few weeks of life in Germany since my last post, involving broken elbows (not mine), lost passports (thankfully also not mine) and seeing some beautiful German countryside as my train zooms through it. Last Wednesday I accompanied a friend visiting from the UK to the British Consulate in Dusseldorf in order to... Continue Reading →
The longer I live in Germany the more I discover how ingrained my British culture is. I guess, though, it's hardly surprising considering ALL my years of life thus far have been predominantly spent in England. I've lived in Germany for almost two months and that time has opened my eyes to how tied my thoughts... Continue Reading →
Since my last post some unexpected things have happened. Firstly I found myself jobless after nearly three weeks in the foreign country I have chosen to call home for the next year or so. Secondly, I was also potentially homeless. What happened? I hear five concerned voices ask as they read. I could, at this... Continue Reading →
Would you believe I touched down in Germany ready and raring to completely immerse myself in German life, German culture and hopefully to at least gain an understanding of the German language a mere three (ish) weeks ago? These weeks have simultaneously felt like an eternity and yet have wooshed passed in a flash of... Continue Reading →
I made it. I actually made it. Four (quite long) days ago I stepped off a plane and made my way to the Arrivals lounge of Frankfurt International Airport. There I was greeted by three Germans, ready to welcome me into their family for the next three months. I type this in my new home... Continue Reading →