Friday 17 January 2014

Why did I come back to the UK?

This week I exchanged this...

For this...

In a new year spirit of positive thinking I will list the things I am happy about after the change and not dwell on what I am missing...

1. Bacon sandwiches
2. Hot bath
3. Decent cup of tea
4. Less danger of running into ghastly poverty industry types

Thursday 16 January 2014

Planet Germany

Not exactly a new year's resolution but I have finally got round to reading Cathy Dobson's book Planet Germany. It's the story of a British family coming to terms with living in Germany and trying very hard to assimilate properly and become echte Deutscher (excuse my German).

It's a really great read I shouldn't have left it so long! I have been spending quite a bit of time in Germany recently and it rings very true.

There is also the Planet Germany blog

Returning to the UK

After a month in Africa I return to a cold, wet and windswept island. The post-Saville court cases have started in earnest. I could say that all my childhood heroes have fallen from grace...but quite frankly Jimmy Saville, Dave Lee Travis, Bill Roache, Rolf Harris et al were always creepy.

PS a free M&S turkey sandwich for the best caption