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The wise woman

Blackadder: I seek information about a Wisewoman. Young Crone: The Wisewoman… the Wisewoman. Blackadder: Yes, the Wisewoman. Young Crone: Two things, my lord, must ye know of the Wisewoman. First, she is… a woman. And second, she is… Blackadder: Wise? … Continue reading

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Parlez-Vous German?

When I was at school, many moons ago, I studied French for one of my O Levels, and was awarded a grade B. Not bad at all for someone who simply wasn’t very good at languages and just didn’t enjoy them … Continue reading

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The evil of a car

I have touched on this before. Germans and their cars. But I have been driving here for a while now and my observations – and remember these are only my observations – are fairly stark: Germans in their cars are … Continue reading

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Going back in time Part 2 – A fan of pfand

A case of 20 bottles of the local Pils (each half a litre) in the local supermarket in Germany costs about 6 euro. That works out at 60 cents per litre. But don’t worry, beer here isn’t that expensive. When … Continue reading

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Cheers

I’m a real ale man. Always have been. Drink it at room temperature, preferably in a mug. I’ve never liked lager – too fizzy. To my mind, you need to drink lager cold because that anaesthetises the mouth so you don’t … Continue reading

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Going mobile

Before I start my new job, I thought it only fair to get myself a German mobile number. I am sure I shall soon outlive my “fair use while roaming” allowance and anyway, my new work colleagues are presumably going … Continue reading

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Death and taxes

Next month sees a new chapter in my life because I start my new job. It has been an interesting experience since I have not tried to find a job for English speakers, since I suppose that would have likely … Continue reading

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Just pop across

I decided to pop over to France today for a little visit. I stayed for less than a couple of hours, but it got me thinking. In England, to get to another country is quite an undertaking (I don’t mean England … Continue reading

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Beware of cars when driving!

Driving in Germany as a Brit is not without its challenges. I can absolutely confirm that they have motorways with no speed limits at all, and this can be quite scary if you aren’t used to it. Driving along their … Continue reading

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Going back in time …

I spent a year in Stuttgart in the late 80’s and an abiding memory I had of that time was that shops were often closed at weekends. Most shops had half day closing on Saturday (with the exception of the … Continue reading

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