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Germany- Why can’t we be friends?

Germany- Why can’t we be friends?

There are many things Germany is comfortably better at than other countries; high speed driving, mullets and football among them. Yet, life is not entirely idyllic in the land of chocolate. Despite all of Germany’s success in auto-mobile manufacture and software design, Germany is apparently unfriendly. According to the Internations Expat Insider survey 2016, Germany was ranked 55th out of 67 counties for ease of settling in and 55th in overall friendliness. Despite Germany being ranked higher for job security, political stability, peacefulness, safety and child health, it is surely the accusation of unfriendliness that will be remembered. 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

Is that a musket in your pocket?

Is that a musket in your pocket?

Sometimes I wonder how I get myself into these situations. As the afternoon sun beat down, I stood facing an ever increasing number of enemies across an open field. Sweat trickled down the nape of my neck as I began to assess my chances of survival. They had the high ground, but we had the … 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

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

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

Odd Things I saw Today

Odd Things I saw Today

Soooooo, it’s still warm. To be honest, that’s an understatement, it’s boiling hot. Basically, I’m working against the clock because, by my estimation, I will have totally evaporated by six o’clock. Either that or my laptop will melt into a plastic puddle, whichever comes first. With this in mind, I will introduce today’s topic: odd … 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

Surviving a German Office

Surviving a German Office

No one really likes work, unless of course you’re some kind of sadist. Either that or you happen to be one of those people who have a “dream” job, in which case stop reading this article and go and be smug somewhere else. As I was saying, work is often just something to supply a … Continue reading