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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

Son of a Beach

Son of a Beach

So, we’ve finally reached August. To be honest, I’m a little surprised. I mean, on current form, we should have repulsed an alien invasion last month, with Will Smith heading the resistance. I at least expected a kindly old English gentleman to invite myself and rag tag group to a mysterious island inhabited by slightly … 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

Obligatory German Christmas Themed Article

Obligatory German Christmas Themed Article

I don’t mean to alarm anyone, but while we’ve all been focusing on the build up to Christmas, decorating trees and attempting to wrestle the last bottle of Harvey’s Bristol Cream out of the cold hands of some unlucky pensioner, Britain has been invaded. This is a rather surprising turn of events, especially when you … Continue reading

Explaining Geordies to the Germans

Explaining Geordies to the Germans

In 1977, as part of the Voyager program, NASA sent a golden phonograph record into space. This record contained sounds and images intended to explain earth to any extraterrestrials that it may encounter along its way. The record contained works by Beethoven, Stravinsky, Chuck Berry as well as images of humans and some of the … Continue reading

A Very Specific Survival Guide

A Very Specific Survival Guide

It’s me again, the non-Nic. I am fully aware that this is not likely to be met with whoops of delight in the blogosphere, but I’m not to be put off and shall do my damndest to win you over anyway. In my first entry I gave you some background on who and I am … 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

5 things in my German flat that annoy me

5 things in my German flat that annoy me

I had some great intentions for today’s blog post, but thanks to the actions of some unnamed provocateurs my weekend ended in the early hours of Sunday morning. Without going into too much detail, I will say that I’ve learned a valuable piece of information; never go to karaoke with a Scotsman. Furthermore, never find … 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