Monthly Archives: February 2011

Recycling – The German Way

Recycling in Germany is an exact science.  It is not like Australia where you have a bin for your rubbish plus a bin for your recycling and you just throw all of your recycling together in one bin. No, here … Continue reading

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Sonntag Flohmarkt

There was a Flohmarkt (flea market) being held today in my local square – Else-Rauch Platz, so I decided to grab my camera head down there to take some photos. It seems like the entire neighbourhood was there with half … Continue reading

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Sunday Is A Praying Day

After moving into my new apartment a month ago, I am starting to feel settled here.  I know a couple of my neighbours, well, enough to say hello when we pass on the stairs and I’m starting to gradually learn … Continue reading

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A Tiny Taste Of Spring

We had a tiny taste of spring in Hamburg today.  There was sunshine, patches of blue sky and most importantly, it was above freezing, in fact it was 7C!  After enduring -9C during the week, 7C was like a heatwave. … Continue reading

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The Long Road Ahead

Most of my friends here in Hamburg are either expats or bilingual.  Therefore, all of our conversations are in English.  This has kept me in a rather nice bubble but it’s time to break out of that bubble somewhat. On … Continue reading

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Dreaming of German Grammar

My German class has finally reached learning about one of the pain points of German grammar – Accusative, Nominative and Dative pronouns.  These seriously are screwing with my mind.  I can not get my head around them, probably because I … Continue reading

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February Snow

I really thought that spring might be on its way as we have relatively warm temperatures (up to10C) and there was a real feeling of spring in the air.  But yesterday the temperatures plummeted and last night it started snowing.. … Continue reading

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Forced Rest

My body is telling me to stop.  I’ve had really bad cramps in my legs the past few days, one of which actually resulted in a pulled muscle and then last night I noticed that my right eye was really … Continue reading

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How German Is Screwing Up My English

In the four months that I’ve been living in Germany and learning German I have found that my English has gotten progressively worse.  It seems the better my German gets, the worse my English becomes.  I find myself forgetting the … Continue reading

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Mein neu Bett

My bed finally arrived today and so tonight for the first time since July. I will sleep in a proper double bed and in a separate bedroom. I’ve gotten so used to everything being in a single room that it’s … Continue reading

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