Tagged with fear

I will not be scared

I will not be scared

Scrolling through Facebook over the last couple of days, I came across a post that reminded me of something: for the majority of my life and the lives of many people my age, we have been under some level of threat from terrorists. It also reminded me of one of my early memories. I remember … Continue reading

Translating Stupid

Translating Stupid

Quite often, as one of the few British people in the office, I’m called upon to explain the all manner of cultural points for my German colleagues. The questions can range from “why all the mint sauce?” to “is it true that you all stop at 15.00 for tea?”. In the past I enjoyed these … 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

Stop stealing our words!

Stop stealing our words!

Anyone learning the German language knows it can be a baffling and complex process, even when you’re really trying. I personally have been trying to get to grips with it for the last two years. Even when I think I have it, I don’t. One of the most important lessons i learned early on was … Continue reading

Germany and Privacy: What you looking at?

Germany and Privacy: What you looking at?

I’ve never been one for conspiracy theories. Manys the time I’ve been found cornered by someone who is convinced that world events are micro managed by a collective of Illuminati lizard men based out of a secret underground base that would put Dr. No to shame. As exciting as these tales of double dealing and … 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

Fighting Extremism with Extremism

Fighting Extremism with Extremism

Once again extremism has reared its ugly head. Politicians, the media and the general public are still trying to comprehend the tragic events of Wednesday afternoon. Eyewitness accounts and images are slowly coming to light, and it will be weeks or possibly months before we can fully understand how and why Drummer Lee Rigby could be … Continue reading