50 Shades of No Way

Unless you've been stranded somewhere devoid of internet and social contact for some time, you're probably aware that this Saturday is Valentine's Day. And you probably also know that it marks the release of a highly controversial "love story" - 50 Shades of Grey. More like 50 Shades of No Way. Admittedly, I've not read... Continue Reading →

A German New Year

With the first day of 2013 in its final hour (at least it is if you live on CET) it seems like the perfect time to share my experiences of my very first German New Year. After gathering at a flat in Frankfurt for drinks and nibbles, myself and four friends chose to brave the... Continue Reading →

Music Review: Sam Isaac – When The Lights Went Out

http://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/v=2/album=2390653404/size=venti/bgcol=FFFFFF/linkcol=4285BB/ About four years ago, in a dingy pub-cum-gig-venue in Norwich, England (called, if I remember correctly, The Queen Charlotte, located about five minutes from my then front door with a splendid line of Iced Strawberry Daiquiris at £3 per giant-sized pitcher), I saw Sam Isaac for the first time. Squished in between the bar... Continue Reading →

Life in Germany: All patriotic

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 →

Life In Germany: Challenging perspectives

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 →

Life in Germany: Not all plain sailing

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 →

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