Monthly Archives: October 2011

Travel Time

Sorry for the lack of posts recently, I’ve just not been in the right headspace to blog and have been fighting a cold that seems to like to appear and disappear at random intervals. But on to more pleasant stuff, … Continue reading

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It’s The Little Victories

When I first moved to Germany a year ago and had to start functioning in German, it was being able to accomplish the little things that brought such joy. Things such as ordering lunch without having to switch into English … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Week One

I have now been speaking German in the office for one week. In that week, I’ve come to realised just how much German I need to learn.  It is a little daunting, but I always knew that the road ahead … Continue reading

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Day 1 of the Fluent in 3 Months Language Challenge

With the Tag der Deutschen Einheit (German Reunification Day) holiday on Monday, yesterday was my first day in the office speaking only German. The good news is that I survived it.  The even better news is that it was nowhere … Continue reading

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Girl Effect

Did you know that: Today, more than 600 million girls live in the developing world. (Population Reference Bureau, DataFinder database, http://www.prb.org/datafinder.aspx [accessed December 20, 2007].) and Approximately one-quarter of girls in developing countries are not in school. (Cynthia B. Lloyd, … Continue reading

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