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German Hangover cures – Fighting the Cat

German Hangover cures – Fighting the Cat

It’s too bright, far too bright and for some reason the birds tweeting outside sound like unregulated drum n bass played at maximum volume. You might be able to contend with these two issues, but you have only just realised your mouth has the texture of sandpaper and feels dryer than the Sahara desert. It … Continue reading

Breakfast at Helmut’s

Breakfast at Helmut’s

As anyone who has seen a Ready-Brek advert can tell you, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Also, according this advert, children are centrally heated by their stomachs. That last part may have been created in the fevered imagination of a marketing exec, but it’s hard to deny the importance of breakfast. … Continue reading

German News Round-up

Although I endeavour to bring you the most up to date stories about living in Germany, sometimes there isn’t much to tell. For instance, this weekend seemed to revolve around wedding planning and more importantly, wedding invitations. Now, as entertaining as that sounds, I doubt that anyone wants to read about my adventures buying a … Continue reading

Kilts, Night Buses and Bad Decisions

Kilts, Night Buses and Bad Decisions

It’s important in life to make good decisions, but every so often it can be quite refreshing to make stupendously imbecilic ones too. History is littered with people who, for one reason or another, made the most impeccably poor decisions and have managed to advance humanity as a result. Louis Pasture’s slovenly life choices led … Continue reading

Der Club: A day out with the Nürnberg Ultras

Der Club: A day out with the Nürnberg Ultras

FC Nürnberg was founded in 1900 by a group of gentleman that decided that the new fangled sport of football was better suited to their sensibilities than the other imported game of rugby. Thanks to these fine fellows, a generous Scotsman, his equally generous girlfriend and a whole heap of luck, I found myself winding … Continue reading

Logic, Lederhosen and Beer

Logic, Lederhosen and Beer

“Nic, why do you not have any Lederhosen?” As I pondered this question, I began to realise my sartorial faux pas. Looking around the beer tent at the Augsberg Volksfest, I was possibly one of only several people not wearing the traditional garb of the Bavarian. The longer I live in Germany, and the more … Continue reading

Germany: Secretly British

Germany: Secretly British

There are many ways, as I have mentioned before in this blog, to tell that you’re in Germany. Perhaps it’s something simple, like seeing a sign directing you to some magical place called Winkelhaid or Fischbach. After all, those names are a definite giveaway that you’re not in Kansas anymore or Stoke for that matter. … Continue reading

Lets all go to a German wedding!

Lets all go to a German wedding!

Weddings. I always cry at weddings. Mostly because I’m three sheets to the wind, but also because I’m very much in touch with my emotions. Why are you laughing? Damn you reader, it’s 2013 and I’m allowed to be sensitive. Anyway, Wednesday gave me the opportunity to attend my first German wedding and as per … Continue reading

Tarantino Hangover

Tarantino Hangover

There was a time, not so long ago, where drinking ten pints and falling asleep on a train was an entirely normal part of my weekend. However, the less said about Saturday night the better. Yet it leads me to wonder about the differences in British and German drinking cultures. When I was told by … Continue reading