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Ski Week

Ski Week

Things are suspiciously quiet here in Germany, almost too quiet. Although this should be a week like any other, this morning I had an unerring sense that things were not as they should be. For a start there were definitely fewer lunatics on the road this morning, which allowed me to avoid my usual morning … Continue reading

Nic and the City

Nic and the City

 At the dawn of human existence, when humanity was an unknown concept, a bold fish type creature decided to take it upon themselves to go for a walk. As its astonished companions looked on, Mr. or Ms. fish thing popped its head out of the water and took the first steps on the long road … Continue reading

You’ve Changed, Man.

You’ve Changed, Man.

Change is difficult and in my experience comes in two distinct flavours: gradual and rapid. I have experienced both equally and on rare occasions at the same time. For instance, when I was a teenager, as I’m sure I’ve mentioned, I was a big fan of cake. Not just cake mind you, pies, chips, deep … Continue reading

Things To Hate In Summer

Things To Hate In Summer

One of the better things about living in Germany is that to some extent you’re guaranteed a summer of decent weather. In Britain, the mere thought of summer causes a biblical downpour that can only be stated by sacrificing a couple of cows and possibly a donkey to the weather gods. There is no sadder … Continue reading

Jedi or Sith: How to Drive the German Way

Jedi or Sith: How to Drive the German Way

Last year I finally learned to drive and I haven’t looked back since. Aside from making reversing a little more dangerous, I do tend to accumulate a lot of insurance claims. Having reached the maturity level of most seventeen year-olds, I took to the open road the same way the Titanic took to iceberg dodging, … Continue reading

5 ways to know you’re in Germany.

5 ways to know you’re in Germany.

Sometimes I forget that I live in Germany. This sounds like an odd statement but it happens at least once a month. Thankfully it hasn’t happened when I’m driving or crossing the street leading to some tragic cultural mishap like driving headfirst into oncoming traffic. There has been an occasion when I’ve walked into a … Continue reading

Death Race 2013: Germany edition

Death Race 2013: Germany edition

  Most people commute to work in one form or another.  Some take trains, others buses and some unlucky people take both.  I once overheard a fellow passenger on a RyanAir flight remark (with a total lack of irony) how he enjoyed his daily commute from Edinburgh to Memmingen airport everyday, and came to the conclusion that … Continue reading

Snowmageddon: How German weather wants me dead.

Snowmageddon: How German weather wants me dead.

  I’m British and therefore my desire to discuss weather at every opportunity remains bubbling merrily under the surface. I can’t help myself, it’s simple genetics. I come from a long line of weather dominated conversationalists and it’s hard to fight the impulse to suddenly expound on the wonders of weather, or more to the point the … Continue reading