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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2019 Wrap up
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2019 Wrap up

The year's gone by so quickly now that I think about it. Yet, it felt so slow. It felt like it was dragging by. You'll understand that if you've had the same kind of year and I know many people have.  2019 was the year I decided to start this blog and stick with it no matter what. Something I didn't do for any of the other blogs I've started in the past. I've forgotten about blogs after writing only one post, shut some down when I felt like I didn't have enough to write about and also just generally…

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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 recipes: Tasting our new home
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German recipes: Tasting our new home

In trying to get a proper feel of our new environment, we determined to consume as much authenticity as we could. By that, I mean literally sticking to authentically German menus where possible. I must say, living in Bonn, I'm finding that it's not the easiest thing to do. Apart from great pubs/bars, the majority of restaurants we see around us are either Italian or French. I'll have to resort to trying out some German recipes at home myself. See below for links to some of the recipes I'll be following over the coming months. Swabian Spaetzle Easy Pudding BrezelHoliday…

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