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Doctors & Postmen
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Doctors & Postmen

Every time we agree to ignore negative experiences in this great country, we’re presented with some more. More negative experiences to work at ignoring. For me, it’s usually impossible to do. I need to vent and then I can maybe ignore. I’ve had daily headaches for as long as I can remember. I seek out doctors a few times every year to try to figure out what's going on. I started early this year and I thought it might be a different route to diagnosis because we’re in a different country. Okay, I didn’t think that. The hubs thought that. My previous…

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M.A.C Counters & British Christmases

I don't think I explicitly said so before but we're spending Christmas in the UK. Being back on familiar, home territory feels wonderful. We can't seem to stop pointing out things about this country that we've missed. From stupidly pointing out signs and reading them aloud to each other to remind ourselves that we can actually understand the signs here to the wonderfully friendly customer service in every store and restaurant. I think we may be taking it too far now. Extending conversation with staff much further than they probably intended for it to go. It's not that there isn't…

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Blogmas day 13: Maternity healthcare differences

I know. I know. Not even halfway through the month and I've already started to skip alternate days. Well it's just one day so far and yesterday was blah so...yeah. Today though, I met up with the fellow expat here who's the wife of hub's colleague. Her baby is lovely and slept right through the entire meet up which is amazing to me. So teeny tiny at 3 months. She reminded me of how tiny Baby E was at her age. We got to talking about her birth experience here in Germany and contrary to what I've read in expat…

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Blogmas Day 1: Christmas Marketing
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Blogmas Day 1: Christmas Marketing

I can do this. I can carve out a little time each day to write a post - long or short - about how the day's gone or is going. It will my daily catharsis. Lord knows I need it. Honestly, I'll try my best because I'll enjoy doing. Not because I know anyone will actually be reading it! If anyone is reading it though, I hope you enjoy the teeny bits of mundane that I'll be sharing. Some days may well be some pre-scheduled posts instead and other may be...absolutely nothing because I'm too tired to type. Some days…

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German vs British: Our honest experience so far
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German vs British: Our honest experience so far

It's been six months since we were last here in Germany and just over two weeks since we came back. In the time since we've been back, the cultural differences between Germany and the UK have hit me all over again! Before I go on, I must preface this by saying that we (as a family) like Germany. We love a lot about the part we're in at least! The other parts of Germany I've visited in the past, I can't remember clearly enough as I was very young. This also means that everything we say here is from the…

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Life update: Moving to Germany
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Life update: Moving to Germany

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for us. A busy three months really but the last couple of weeks had us exhausted. That’s the way of change, I suppose. Especially the kind of change that involves moving house from one country to another. My family has moved to Germany from the UK.  Photo by Mika Baumeister on Unsplash - Bonn, Germany For the next six months at least.  There are many words I could use to describe how I've felt about the move in the months leading up to it. Anxious, excited, fearful, tearful, peaceful. The variety of emotions…

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