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Feliz Navi Don’t

Feliz Navi Don’t

  Advent arrived last week and in expected fashion, Germany exploded in a kaleidoscope of Christmas markets. The Weihnachtsmarkt period is especially important in my kneck of the woods as one of the largest and most popular, the Nürnberg Christkindlmarkt, opened it’s doors a week ago to an estimated 30,000 onlookers. Sadly, the excitement of … Continue reading

Britain, we really need to talk…

Britain, we really need to talk…

As a youngest of four brothers I learned fairly quickly that life was filled with unwritten rules. Although they were not always easy to understand at first, once you discovered one you didn’t soon forget. This was mainly because learning a new rule, unlike in the moralistic cartoons I watched on Saturday mornings, generally came … 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

Escape from the village

Escape from the village

For those with a mind to travel around Germany, there are plenty of options. Recently, with the growth in popularity of the Bundesliga, Germany has seen an increase in the number of ‘football tourists’ coming to enjoy the fan focused world of Dortmund or Munich. Others among you might have already treated yourselves to the … 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

Wedding Planning for Beginners

Wedding Planning for Beginners

As of last Thursday, I have a year until my wedding. At the moment, the enormity of the event is so far away that to be perfectly honest, it all seems imaginary. Thankfully, having a German fiancée means that we’reactually ahead of schedule. This is despite her obvious handicap of having a thoroughly disorganised British … Continue reading

Oh, I’m going to Ikea!

Oh, I’m going to Ikea!

Moving house is a trauma, but to be honest, it’s probably about time. We live on the top floor of a small block of flats which has led to a number of thoroughly annoying occurrences. First, due to the close proximity of the roof, our ceilings slant awkwardly at the far edges. This wouldn’t be … Continue reading

A Very German Scandal

A Very German Scandal

Politics and scandal are regular bedfellows, but I’m fairly sure that this was never originally intended. The problem with politics is that it sounds great until you add the human element. Like anything good, humans tend to mess up everything in fantastic fashion, given half the chance. Every year sees a series of new scandals … Continue reading

Sexy News Roundup

Sexy News Roundup

Due to the success of my last news round up, I decided to get in on the lucrative world of news. Ok, it’s not so lucrative. Also, for full disclosure, today’s title is kind of misleading. There isn’t much sex, unless of course you consider Boris Johnson to be sexy. In that case you have … Continue reading

Odd news round up

Odd news round up

In  an attempt to remain vaguely relevant, I often base my articles on topical news stories. I had intended to do the same today, but since it’s summer, most journalists are skipping around Italy or some equally warmer climes. This has led to a rise in sun lounger related arguments, but they’re so common they … Continue reading