Monthly Archives: April 2011

Spring In The North

After experiencing my first Northern Hemisphere Winter, I’m now experiencing my first Northern Hemisphere Spring.  So far the only similarities to Spring in the Southern Hemisphere is the changeable weather – summer one day, winter the next.  Other than that … Continue reading

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Establishing A Routine Brings A Sense Of Belonging

One of the most important things about feeling settled in your new host country, in my opinion, is establishing a routine. With a routine firmly in place your new city feels less alien and more normal, well at least it … Continue reading

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A Letter Home in German

photo © 2008 Adrian Clark | more info (via: Wylio)My German homework this weekend was to write a letter home telling the recipient what you did in March. Here is my letter.  There are probably heaps of grammatical errors, especially … Continue reading

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Tim Minchin’s Storm

Those of you who know me know that I’m a skeptic.  This doesn’t mean that I deny everything, but that I ask for scientific evidence that it works or exists before I’m going to believe in it. Therefore the obsession … Continue reading

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Improving My Listening Skills

One of my biggest problems with German is being able to understand spoken German.  I seem to struggle more with listening exercises than the rest of my class do.  Therefore, this is one area I really need to spend more … Continue reading

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Freshly Tattooed

This evening, I went and got my birthday present to myself done – a new tattoo. I wish I had a story for you about how painful it was and how I stoically sat there and endured it, because I’m … Continue reading

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The Balcony Flower Box

I am extremely lucky that my new apartment has a flower box built into the balcony as it has always been a secret wish of mine to have a flower box. Therefore yesterday, since it was so sunny and warm, … Continue reading

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