Colmar, Strasbourg and the Castle of Haut-Koenigsbourg: A Brief Trip to Alsace, France

About a month ago, I received a text message from a friend at about 10.30pm on a Monday evening: “How spontaneous are you?”. My reply was: “Not that spontaneous at 10.30pm on a Monday evening.” Luckily, he wasn’t referring to doing something that late on a school night, but he was referring to a spontaneous… Continue reading Colmar, Strasbourg and the Castle of Haut-Koenigsbourg: A Brief Trip to Alsace, France

In Pictures

October 2016 in pictures

This year is flying by, and that was no different for October. This month, I seemed to be less into taking photos as usual, meaning there aren't that many photos to show you this month. The definite highlight of the month happened on 31st October, when I became an uncle for the second time! So… Continue reading October 2016 in pictures

Deutsch, english, German, Language

10 Food Idioms in English

I write a lot about the German language in my blog, but whilst reading an article the other day and seeing the phrase "He was egged on", it occurred to me how much fun the English language can be, too. To a non-native, you might look at the egg-sentence and wonder what the hell happened… Continue reading 10 Food Idioms in English


You can take the man out of Britain…

... but you can't take the Britain out of the man. I've been in Frankfurt for over two years now. There are many things I've had to get used to living here, but there are some things, bar my slight British twang in my German accent, that would make anybody notice a mile away that I'm… Continue reading You can take the man out of Britain…

Britain, Travelling

A German’s first time in Britain

(Just to note, as per: This article is not meant to cause any offence - it's purely all meant as a joke, of course!) Ah, Germans. Aren't they great? With their Hausschuhe and their Brötchen... I wrote a nice little post about them a few weeks ago which you can read here. But, what happens when… Continue reading A German’s first time in Britain

In Pictures, Travelling

July 2016 in pictures

This month is going to seem more like a big holiday photo collection - Tim and I went to Great Britain (and it was Tim's first time there!). I'll write a more detailed post about the trip, so for now you get an overview through a random selection of photos. The first half of the… Continue reading July 2016 in pictures


January 2015 in pictures

I thought it might be nice to do a post about each month, but rather than writing what I've done, show what I've done with pictures. I used to take a photo every day, but towards the end of this month I somehow fell out of the rhythm. So I don't have a photo from… Continue reading January 2015 in pictures