Monthly Archives: January 2012

So long and thanks for all the fish

As the title suggests, I’m closing this blog.  This blog represents a period of my life that is well and truly over and it is time that I closed the book on this chapter. However, do not fear, I’m not … Continue reading

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Must See TV: Sherlock

I’ve never been a fan of Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes.  I’ve never read a single book or seen a single movie about him.  I’m sure he is a fine detective, but I just never found him that interesting. However, thanks … Continue reading

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Pulling My Finger Out

With the failure of my Fluent in 3 Months language challenge and the depressing realisation that everyone in my class speaks better German than I do, I have decided to pull my finger out and get serious about learning German. … Continue reading

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Improve Your German with a Web Series

As you know I’m always on the lookout for ways to improve my German, especially my ability to understand spoken German. The website Young Germany has a section that is full of great resources to help improve your German. One … Continue reading

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Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places

Since I’m failing completely and utterly to kickstart my love life, I want to hear all your stories about how, where and when you met your significant other.  Please give me hope that finding love is not impossible, cause right … Continue reading

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The Music of Doctor Who

There is a lot of talk about the storylines on Doctor Who, the characters, the plot twists and the great quotes, but I don’t think there is enough attention paid to the music of Doctor Who. Doctor Who fans all … Continue reading

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2011 Told Through Twitter

A look back at 2011 through the lens of Twitter.  It is a little US-centric and does miss some of the important events of the latter half of 2011, like the uprisings in Syria and Yemen, but all in all, … Continue reading

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Failure of the 3 Month Language Challenge. Time to start over.

My ambitious challenge to become conversational in German in just three months failed due to one reason alone : I did not make learning German a priority. Yes, I went to my twice weekly classes, did all my homework, spoke … Continue reading

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A Very German New Year’s

This New Year’s, thanks to the hospitality of German friends both old and new, I was able to celebrate New Year’s Eve German style.  We ate an incredible amount of delicious food before the obligatory watching of Dinner for One. … Continue reading

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