Monthly Archives: March 2011

How Soon Is Too Soon To Date? And How Does One Do It Anyway?

I’ve been single for 9 months now and that has been a very good thing for me. I must admit that now I’ve settled into it, I’m really enjoying the single life.  However, I miss flirting and kissing and sex … Continue reading

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The Darkside of Social Media

I’m a social media junkie.  I blog, I tweet and occasionally I update my Facebook status.  Social media to me is a lifeline to people back home, friends scattered across various countries and fantastic people I have never met but … Continue reading

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Gearing Up For The New Season Of Doctor Who

The new season of Doctor Who is almost upon us and if you follow me on Twitter, you might have guessed that I’m incredibly excited about the new season. I didn’t watch Doctor Who as a kid, I was aware … Continue reading

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Better Living Through Chemistry

I took one of my magic sleep inducing pills last night and had the best night’s sleep I’ve had in the past 6 days.  My mind was pleasantly drowsy rather than whizzing around with a million ideas.  It’s so nice … Continue reading

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Sleepless Nights and Tired Mornings

Last week, I went to see the doctor for the first time in Germany to get repeats of my long term medication. They have my anti-seizure medication available in Germany but they don’t have the medication that tells my brain … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Expat Life

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Kein Englisch, Nur Deutsch

The only way I’m going to improve my German is if I speak it every single day, so from today onwards I have forbidden my workmates to speak to me about non work related things in English. I actually did … Continue reading

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Six Months On

Six months ago I arrived in Hamburg with just a suitcase.  I didn’t know a single person here.  I was an emotional wreck, still reeling from the end of a 10 year relationship. I was underweight from hardly eating in … Continue reading

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Die Alster in März

In Germany it is traditional to go on a Sunday afternoon walk, so yesterday since it was such a gorgeous day, I grabbed my camera and joined the rest of Hamburg for a Sunday afternoon stroll along the Alster. The … Continue reading

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Revisiting The Follies Of Youth

Last night was supposed to be a quiet night.  Just drinks with friends to celebrate Tessa’s birthday.  I didn’t expect to end up on the Reeperbahn, Hamburg’s red light and party district at 3am.  Nor did I expect to find … Continue reading

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