Monthly Archives: July 2011

A Conversation In The Platz

The only times I speak German are in my German class, shopping or ordering lunch and bits and pieces at work. I rarely have spontaneous conversation with strangers on the street.  But today I did, with a child. I was … Continue reading

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Ice, Ice, Baby

In typical style for me, I have injured myself. It seems I went out too hard and too fast with my running and have strained some tendons in my right foot. My weekend will now consist of sitting on the … Continue reading

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What’s New, Pussycat?

I have been so insanely busy this week that I have barely updated my blog.  So what I have been doing? I have taken up running and have been gradually running more and walking less over the past 3 weeks.  … Continue reading

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Proving A Point To Myself

I began my running program three weeks ago.  Initially, I went for a walk/run for a total of 30 mins, running for as long as I felt I could and walking for the rest.  A week ago, I got motivated … Continue reading

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The Expat 10

I want to coin a new term – The Expat 10 which refers to the 10 pounds or more that you put on when you move to a new country because you are trying all the new foods that your … Continue reading

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Seeking Online Running Buddies

I have been bitten by the running bug, as much as what I do can be called running.  I can’t really call it the flailing stumbling walking bug, that would just sound silly. But regardless of my ‘running’ style, I am … Continue reading

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Why I ‘Hate’ Christianity

I got the following comment to my last post Jesus: Madman or Something Worse and I felt my response deserved a post of its own. Hmm, I’m just wondering where all of your hatred has come from in relation to … Continue reading

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Jesus: Madman or Something Worse

Madman or Something Worse is a fascinating documentary for anyone who has an interest in theology and should be made mandatory for anyone calling themselves a Christian. Written by Peter Brietbart, it examines Jesus’ teachings and compares them to today’s … Continue reading

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Germany: The Land of Clean Toilets

When tourists visit Germany one of the things they most complain about is having to pay to use the toilet.  Using a public restroom in Germany can cost anywhere from 20c to €1. However, paying to use the toilet is … Continue reading

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Run, Fat Chick, Run!

I’m ashamed to admit that I’ve put some weight on since I moved to Germany.  I blame the Northern Hemisphere winter and being exposed to gorgeous German food 24/7 as well as a complete failure to do any proper exercise. … Continue reading

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