Starting a new job, as you probably know from experience, is nothing like the first day at school and for this reason alone I am glad to haveÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â an opportunity to take a look around before everyone else appears. They have the advantage of working here everyday and know the building andÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â routines inside out. I haven’t [...]
I seem to remember someone telling me, many years ago when I was a little girl, that it is fine to make mistakes: without mistakes you stand no chance of learning anything in life; mistakes are events which bring knowledge and experience. My mistakes seem to be over things which would be obvious to a [...]
The euphoria of my present life has taken another drasticÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â smack in the face, not a serious downturn or the worse butÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â a move in the wrong direction nonetheless. It’s all very well,Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â have discovered, to live and love as you will, but there are also things which need to be done to make life perfect or, [...]
Anyone who has come to know me through this small Blog will realise that I have one or two small foibles and fetishes which come to the fore now and then. Tonight, having moved into the new apartment, I have allowed myself a certain amount of freedom and celebrated, or christened, my new living area. [...]
The rain has managed to impregnate everything with a dreary feeling: the roads; the people; the buildings. The forecast tells us that we’re going to have more occasional showers through until the weekend and then, perhaps, everything will be better again. The rain didn’t make my wanderings between various local government buildings and offices any [...]
I had an interesting conversation, my e-mail, with my Blog manager this morning who, apparently, has as many problems sleeping as I do! It mainly centered around how successful various sites are on the Internet and how we, as publishers of websites, measure that success. For the past few years he has been checking Google [...]
I was so exhausted after all the events yesterday, especially the long session of conversation and discussion over what I might be able to do in the future, that I left much of what I wanted to write out. Tonight I am just as tired, having had another hard working day with my trainer, but [...]
It was a strange experience, getting to meet and then discuss the future with my trainer, especially since it turns out he is not going to be my trainer but more of a mentor and, to a certain extent, employer. I think things must be done in a completely different way here in Germany. He [...]
The day wouldn’t be complete without something sweet on the eyes, and that is exactly what I’ve found !
I’ve published a range of new photographs to my Facebook album from my trip out to the nearby village, or town, today. There are too many to post here but, just to give you an idea of what there is on offer I’ll include two or three here.
Sunday: a day of relaxation; stress-free; leisure; time to explore. Let’s start off with a little bit about where I am now living, since I didn’t spend enough time describing it yesterday, what with all the paperwork I had to complete; learning how this new laptop works and general cleaning and sorting through all my [...]
There is good news and there is bad news and I’m not too sure which I should write about first, so I will begin with some of the good news and then work through a few of the other things which have happened since yesterday afternoon. First of all a big Thank You for the [...]
My hotel in Bremen is / was right next to the very imposing railway station and only a few minutes walk from the center of the city. Yesterday I was too tired – and somewhat depressed – to do a great deal, so I read a little bit and watched some of the German television [...]
My first thought, when I saw that I couldn’t access my Blog, was, What have I done wrong? As you know, I write some very intimate details now and then and there are some services which refuse to accept such entries. I thought that all my hard work was lost and I would have to [...]
Berlin, as with many major cities, hides itself in a mass of secrets. If a visitor doesn’t know the city well or have a local guide many of the most interesting sights remain unseen, inexperienced. In Paris, London and, to a certain extent, in Strasbourg I made a point of finding the back streets where [...]