Monthly Archives: September 2010

Queer Beer

Just a short update tonight as it’s late (11pm) and I promised myself I would get up early and go for a run tomorrow morning. Work is going well, but much more technical than the work I was doing in … Continue reading

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First Day of Work

I had my alarm set for 6am, but my jetlag meant that I was wide awake at 5am. At 5:30am, I gave up on getting any more sleep and got up and went for a run in Stadtpark. It was … Continue reading

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Day Two

I had plans that if I woke up early I would head down to the Fishmarkets and since I was up at 5am thanks to the jetlag all was going well to fulfil that plan until I looked out the … Continue reading

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Welcome to Hamburg

I made it!! After enjoying my luxurious flight over and being thankful my suitcase also made it, I was met at the airport by my new boss Oliver, his daughter Sophia and his Jack Russell dog Lily. Sophia had made … Continue reading

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The Flight Over

I was not looking forward to the 23 hour flight to Heathrow followed by the hour flight to Hamburg. Not at all, not one little bit.  That was until my parents paid to upgrade my ticket to business class as … Continue reading

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D-Day

Today is D-Day – Departure Day.  Suitcase is packed and could best be described as bursting at the seams and about 6kg overweight.  Not looking forward to paying the excess baggage fee. I’m now worried about my suitcase not making … Continue reading

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Not Even A Goodbye

Last night, after I went to bed, my ex snuck out and packed up the car.  This morning before I had gotten up, she left the house without saying goodbye or even sending a farewell email. You see, my ex’s … Continue reading

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5 Days To Go

Five days to go until I move my entire life halfway across the globe to Germany.  My life is now packed up in five boxes with a suitcase and a backpack left to be packed. The fear and anxiety is … Continue reading

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Gathering Information

On Thursday night, I had drinks with Sue, my awesome teammate’s Kym’s friend, who had lived in Hamburg for 7 years to find out what it is like living there as an Aussie expat.  Sue was extremely well-prepared – she … Continue reading

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W00t!

I got the official okay today that I can enter Germany without a Residency Permit and apply for it there, which means I will be leaving the country on my planned departure date – 24th September. I’m so relieved and … Continue reading

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