Category Archives: #rdg

Olympic torch!

Went to see the Olympic torch through Reading this week as a colleague was taking part in it and because it is a chance in a lifetime. I think it was probably my parents trying to shield me disappointment early on in life, but I was brought up for the most part with the mantra […]

Why I am opposing the Concessionary Fares Scheme Review in Reading [#rdg]

I use public transport a lot. I commute to and from work, I use it to reach recreational activities and it allows me to reach friends to socialise. In Reading I pay £1.80 for a single bus journey or double that if a journey involves more than one bus. For the past years I have […]

The Oxford Philomusica [again!]

Last night I went to see the Oxford Philomusica at the Reading Concert Hall again. I’d seen them twice before, but this was by far their best one. They played: Prokofiev – Classical Symphony Saint-Saëns – Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33 Casals – Song of the Birds [encore for Natalie Clein] […]

Crime writing workshop

Last night I went to a crime writing workshop hosted by the Reading library: Reading Library presents a unique opportunity to take part in a Crime Writing workshop with popular authors Danny Miller and Emlyn Rees. Debut novelist Danny Miller [@dannymillerkmq] is author of noir thriller Kiss Me Quick. He is also a playwright and […]

The European Union Chamber Orchestra at The Hexagon [@TheHexagon]

Tonight I went to see the European Union Chamber Orchestra at The Hexagon in Reading after winning tickets from the Reading Arts Facebook page. The concert featured the following setlist, as well as a couple of extra short pieces as encores: Warlock – Capriol Suite Mozart – Concerto for Flute & Harp in C Major […]

The London Symphony Orchestra at The Hexagon [@londonsymphony & @TheHexagon]

Tonight I went to see a concert by the London Symphony Orchestra in the Hexagon in Reading which marks the first time I’ve been inside the Hexagon, despite having lived in Reading for over ten years. I’ve realised over the past year that I quite enjoy seeing classical concerts, such as the Oxford Philomusica and a […]

Woll-Weber KG

Every time I visit my grandparent’s home town I stop by the only dedicated wool shop in town – Woll-Weber KG. It has 2.5 floors of all things wool from Knit Pro needles to sockwool to sections dedicated to fleece, as well as a whole floor just for discounted end-of-range wool with prices of 1 […]

Job searching with social media – Day 1

For the past few months I have been looking for a new job, as well as working on updating my CV and all the other things that come with it. Up until yesterday I was unable to utilise social media in my job search, as I was on a contract pending renewal and I didn’t […]

Help me find a new job

I need a new job in the Reading, UK area. Preferrably looking for customer service or copywriting, but will take any full-time job. I am a native German speaker and my background includes: Copywriting Games QA and Compliance QA Games QA Test Lead Community Management Church Sexton Secretarial Work Administration Bar/Cafe Work with limited food […]

Getting over my inner swinedog

One of the things I’ve touched on in a recent post is that I am trying my hardest to become more grounded and it involves getting back into a routine with life. This isn’t just having that cup of tea in the morning or getting up at the same time each day, but mainly it’s […]

#TwitLight: Who are you, @sahfenn?

TwitLight is a Twitter Spotlight posted at random when I have time and submissions. Take a look at all the previous TwitLights and you are more than welcome to take part, too! #TwitLight has finally returned after an absence of over two years and what a better way to come back with @sahfenn! I first […]

Oxford Philomusica

A couple of weeks ago I won tickets to see the Oxford Philomusica at the Reading Concert Hall tonight. It was mainly music I hadn’t listened to much before which is why I created a Spotify playlist and additionally it was the first time I was inside the Reading Concert Hall and the first classical […]

Vegetable box deliveries

When I was younger we had a weekly vegetable box delivery at home and it was great. Unable to predict the contents the vegetables were varied enough to allow my mum to experiment with things like stuffed aubergines or soups. I’ve been aware of various vegetable box deliveries in Reading for some years, but have […]

Things I would like

This isn’t a new year’s resolution and it’s probably a quite #firstworldproblems kind of post. It all comes down to wanting to change things without changing too much and at the same time trying to take charge of life I guess rather than months passing by without me barely noticing. Or maybe not change, but […]

Self defense and a necessary change in attitude

I’m pretty fearless in life. There have only been a few situations where I have been worried for my safety and that was mostly using cars or other vehicles. Once back home in Germany I was nearly robbed by a bunch of youths trying to grab my iPod at a crowded bus stop before adrenaline […]

50000 tweets later.. and I’m still here!

This morning I hit 50000 tweets which is incredibly scary. In fact I reached the number with a tweet to this post which is quite strange really! I joined Twitter just under four years ago and never expected to use it much. I mean it seemed like a good idea, but I didn’t really see […]

Have I unfollowed you on Twitter? Here is why.

Tonight I unfollowed 116 people on Twitter. It’s the biggest cutdown of people that I’m following on Twitter in over two years and I’ve unfollowed some people I’ve been following almost as long as I have been using it. Here is why. Over the past almost four years my usage of Twitter has changed from […]

This is what Twitter does for me

‘Why do you use Twitter’ is a question I am often asked by friends that either don’t use the service or have signed up, but not seen the point themselves. And I end up explaining the same things all over; I get to meet some great people, realise connections and, most importantly, I can stay […]

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