Tausend wirre worte.

Berlin through the eyes of a befringed English.

The library has eaten me. I feel as if I am in belly of a whale. 

I am so pleased to announce that this blog, my own pride and joy, has now become award winning! 
Leeds Study Abroaders were asked to submit a creative piece of work relating to their year abroad and mine was one of the lucky 6! I’m so excited to have won (I think you can tell by my face…) and it was awesome seeing people reading it and actually chuckling slightly. Juhuuu! I enjoyed the edits that they picked out, especially the picture of Seb’s frozen moustache.
A massive well done to the others too, especially Ellen and Tim! I wish I could do it all again! Thank you my lovely readers and everyone that was interested!

I am so pleased to announce that this blog, my own pride and joy, has now become award winning! 

Leeds Study Abroaders were asked to submit a creative piece of work relating to their year abroad and mine was one of the lucky 6! I’m so excited to have won (I think you can tell by my face…) and it was awesome seeing people reading it and actually chuckling slightly. Juhuuu! I enjoyed the edits that they picked out, especially the picture of Seb’s frozen moustache.

A massive well done to the others too, especially Ellen and Tim! I wish I could do it all again! Thank you my lovely readers and everyone that was interested!

End to beginning

So I’m going to have to accept it. My year in Germany is over. I will keep this blog as it is now, a memento of my time abroad. However, now I have caught the blogging bug, please join me over here: http://onethousandconfusedwords.tumblr.com/

Lets see how one year of Leeds fares…

Ukeleleli leleli leleli.

Life update: Without Berlin I am bored, so I’m learning to play the ukulele and joining the Otley Ukulele Orchestra. 

cycling

Stay to the left stay to the left stay to the left stay to the left!

readjustment.

Its 1am and I have been back in England 2 weeks. Its been manic to say the least, what with just about managing to manouver my bike through Manchester airport, starting my placement, looking for houses, organising where on earth all my friends are (literally), spending lots of lovely times with Sebber and taking part in the Leeds Swing Exchange (very fun), I am knackered.

Pleased to be back. Sad to be gone. I will always remember my last night in Berlin - electro swing until the early hours with a dash of 6am table tennis and a photoautomat session to round off the night. Perfect.

Things I will miss about Berlin

1. My people
2. My WG
3. My Balcony
4. My Kiez
5. The ease of the S-Bahn system
6. Epic lifedrawing classes
7. Everything being open until 8pm minimum
8. Cycle lanes and cars that pay attention to cyclists
9. Long and late breakfasts
10. Long and late dinners
11. Long and late electro sessions 
12. Surplus of amazing cafés
13. Döners
14. Burgermeister 
15. Cheap beer
16. Interesting and good graffiti
17. Seeing interesting and new buildings everywhere
18. The LAKES
19. Weird people on the S-Bahn 
20. Photoautomats
21. Flea markets
22. Amazing olives
23. Amazing fabric shops
24. Amazing Baklava
25. Modulor
26. Treptower park and Rummelsburger bucht 
27. Club Maté 
28. The hipsters
29. Being in Berlin 

The final countdown

This is more just a record of what I’ve done during my last week. I feel proud I managed to cram so much in.

Swam in the Schlachtensee
Found a box for my bike
Revised for final exam
Took final exam and passed
Went to the beautiful Prinzessin Garten
Had a haircut
Open air cinema in a storm
Packed
Repacked
Rerepacked
Sent a package to England
Rererepacked
Organised 10 house viewings for next week
Had a surprise party thrown for me 

Now just to dismantle my bicycle and fly home…

Rummelsburger Bucht at dusk during my last week.

Rummelsburger Bucht at dusk during my last week.

What a wonderful surprise night. The best leaving present I could have asked for.  

Ich habe Euch so lieb.