Monthly Archives: December 2010

New Year’s Resolutions

This year my New Year’s Resolutions are fairly simple; Celebrate the good things no matter how small or insignificant they may seem. Work on becoming a better person and a better friend Open myself up to new opportunities and experiences … Continue reading

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The German/English Issue

The second most popular topic* amongst expats trying to learn German is how when we try to speak German, especially when out shopping, people start speaking English back to us.  It is frustrating as when trying to learn German, you … Continue reading

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Ice Skating

Last night I did something that I have wanted to do for years – go ice skating at an outdoor rink in the middle of winter. I have never ice skated before, so getting out on the ice surrounded by … Continue reading

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It’s been a while since I have run around with my camera taking photos of Hamburg, but I took a walk through my neighbourhood on Boxing Day and took some photos of it all covered in snow on the one … Continue reading

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Presents From Home

Today I received the Christmas/Care package that my parents sent full of yummy things from home. Mint Slice biscuits, Caramello Koalas, Darrell Choc Orange Balls and Peppermint Chocolate, Milo and 1st Season Glee!! I was so excited and thrilled to … Continue reading

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Punk Cabaret Labyrinth

What happens when your favourite punk cabaret goddess re-enacts one of your favourite childhood film?  Pure awesomeness! I wonder if Amanda will re-enact the opening scene next Christmas

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Frohe Weihnachten!

I was blessed with a White Christmas.   Phone calls from my dear friends Benzie and Sarah who are based in the UK and messages from my wonderful friends who are scattered across the globe. A fantastic Christmas dinner cooked … Continue reading

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Moving House on Heiligabend

The keys for my new apartment were dropped off yesterday, but I didn”t get a chance to look at it until this evening.  It’s pretty much the same as my old place – a murphy bed that comes out of … Continue reading

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Today I went to a local bank here in Hamburg to open a bank account.  I was blown away by the level of service I got plus all the added extras that come with my bank account for no additional … Continue reading

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The Problems With Plumbing

My next door neighbour Frau K has been complaining for weeks that if she is having a shower and I start to have mine she loses all her water.  Therefore, we have a system where if I hear her shower … Continue reading

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