New Year, New Nationality! Hello, dear readers! It's 2018, and I have some exciting news... I'm now an Irish citizen! It's taken almost an entire year of organising documents, forms, and family members to try and get this sorted... Let's just say, I'm very pleased to have this process behind me. A bit of background: After the Brexit … Continue reading Hello, Moin, and Dia duit, 2018!
I took a trip into town today. It was the first chance I had to visit some Christmas Markets - Weihnachtsmärkte - and have a proper German Glühwein. As I wandered around the various markets, bustling full of tourists and locals alike, I realised that it was almost exactly a year since I'd been in almost … Continue reading Reflecting on 2017
What a summer it's been! I arrived in Germany just over 6 months ago on the 12th April. Looking back over that time, I find myself feeling everything from intense satisfaction - I'm not just surviving, but thriving in a foreign country - to a calm kind of melancholy... there's so much left to do! … Continue reading Winter Begins – A look back after 6 months in Germany
In mid-August this year, I had the curious experience of having my summer holiday in the UK... To be honest, I've never really felt that the south of England is much of a holiday destination! However, much to my delight, there's a certain charm to the place when you're just visiting. I've thought in the … Continue reading Holiday at Home
The Airbus Shuttle On my most recent business trip, I was treated to a flight on the Airbus shuttle between the Finkenwerder and Toulouse plants. This journey is essentially flying between the two cradles of European Aviation, so is something I was rather excited about! Had the plant in Bristol still got its runway, there … Continue reading A taste of European Engineering
Last weekend turned out to be a confluence of events which led to it being exhausting: I had the mother of all colds. Contracted, I'm pretty sure, on the plane home a couple of weekends ago. A friend from Uni, now resident in München, picked that weekend to visit me in Hamburg. The leaders of … Continue reading A Tiring Few Days
Hamburg Hauptbahnhof is an international railway station about 30 minutes away from my new house-share. Listed on the departure boards, one can see destinations all over Europe A friend of mine got in touch a few weeks ago, asking if I had been to Copenhagen before. She wanted a few tips for places to see … Continue reading A Weekend Away