Category Archives: Germany

And the return

As I’ve mentioned in my previous post, I was on a brief trip back home. And brief it was indeed as I spent less than 27 hours off the coach in Germany, yet still managed to get a lot done. For some reason none of my tweets through Friday got posted and they’re taken from […]

A trip back home

It has been a while since I’ve taking a trip, any kind of trip and I’m not counting the three trips I had to make to London to sort out my passport! People of Twitter & #rdg: When do I need to leave Reading to be at London Victoria via public transport at 7pm tonight? […]

In 2009

#In2009 is a hashtag that’s been popular on Twitter the past few days and it’s been interesting to see what other people have done in 2009. I posted a tweet as well, but feel like I want to elaborate a bit more. My tweet: #In2009 I moved back to Reading #rdg and realised a lot […]

First night. Well, kind of anyway!

*smacks hand to forehead* Forgot to actually publish this. It’s now a day later! As I’m typing this I’m alone in my flat for the first time which is quite surprising seeing I’ve been here for over 48 hours so far! Yet again I’ve moved houses for the umpteenth time in the last six years […]

It’s not the amount that matters..

This woman is a thief; she stole from her employer [Kaiser supermarkets/German] and her job of 30 years was terminated without notice. Yes, she only stole 1.30Euros. That’s about £1.16 or $1.65 or 2.55AUD or 161Yen. Although that isn’t quite right either for she didn’t actually just take the money out of the till but […]

Happy Nikolaus 2008!

This is pretty much the perfect time to get a blog post in as I can’t just ignore my tradition of the last years by not posting something today. Last year’s post and the post from 2006 are still on the internet, the others long since deleted with my previous attempts to blog. I’m finding […]

Forbidden but not quite? Germany passes new video game distribution legislation

The German government yesterday passed a new legislation regarding the sale of video games to minors. “Auf dem Index” ist ein Spiel, wenn es keine Jugendfreigabe erhält. Erwachsene dürfen es kaufen, aber nur “unter dem Ladentisch”, es darf nirgends offen angeboten werden. “Bundesweit beschlagnahmt” ist ein Spiel, wenn nach dem Strafgesetz seine Verbreitung verboten ist. […]

Some things personal

The last few weeks have been very difficult, mainly due to some very odd dreams I’ve been having. Now I’ve never had nightmares [Albtraum order Alptraum auf Deutsch?] in my life and I hardly remember my dreams which is probably why this seems a bit more to me than it would to others. It’s always […]

2. Advent

Time simply flies. Today’s the 2. Advent, well, by now it’s almost over. The next few weeks I will be very busy with visiting my grandparents in Germany for a couple days, going to see the musical Avenue Q, doing Christmas shopping, finishing writing postcards, decorating the house, buying all the food for Christmas, getting […]

1. 12. 2007

And the official run for Christmas has once again begun [as I’ve been ill I haven’t left the house, so I’ve not seen the chaos in town], today is the day people worldwide open their advent calenders. But where does the tradition come from? The origins of the Advent calendar come from German Lutherans who, […]

Has blogging changed me?

This is my post for the community blogging project which is still open til Sunday. Anyone wishing to enter [please do, the more, the merrier], please head over to this post. This question has intrigued me ever since I saw it on Carol’s blog last year and rather than answer it then when I barely […]

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