Monthly Archives: July 2012

“The Body”

Saying I recognise myself in an episode of a TV show always makes me feel like I’m going to crazy, but actually feeling that an episode has helped coping with things sounds even crazier. Buffy’s ‘The Body‘ aired in 2001; about 21 months after my mum died after battling cancer for over three years. The […]

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 […]


About a month ago – totally out of the blue – I bought a new bag. I didn’t plan for it, I didn’t have time and, within a minute of spotting it, I was walking away from the till with it. It’s one of the more expensive bags I have bought, too, and I am […]

RIP Andy Griffith

When I was just a little girl I used to love watching TV with my mum in the afternoons. Shows like ‘Murder, She Wrote‘, ‘MacGyver‘, ‘Diagnosis: Murder‘ and, one of my mum’s favourites, ‘Matlock‘. I remember quite a lot of the things from that time, such as having first explained the concept of standard intro […]


Ever since my trip to Venice earlier this year I have been wanting to go back, but can’t justify it this year with the expensive summer months and the single person supplement. Over the last couple of days I have been looking at other places. There’s been Budapest, Greece, Gibraltar and Prague amongst others, but […]

This is what it is like living abroad as a German

Several times over the years I have found myself in a conversation about what it is like as a German in the UK. I’ve never seen anyone sum it up as well, as the guy in this comment on a very misguided Guardian article: For a start, in Germany, unlike in England, France or most […]


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