Lufthansa A340

Visit Ireland When School Starts

Where I left off last time in this mini-series, I’d just arrived back into Ireland after a gap of nearly 11 months. Not only is it a birth country and where family are based, it’s also my...
Deventer

The Netherlands & My Dealer

Waking up the next morning in Germany, once again at an incredibly early hour (by my regular standards, despite best efforts) and after another hearty German breakfast that added on a couple of remor...
Lovely Rheine!

Europeans are Large – First Glance

Where I left off last time, we’d arrived into Frankfurt Airport and Anna was enjoying the hospitality of the local welcome committee, consisting of a power-tripping security guard – who d...
Ireland!

9 Months from Home – Again!

I’m not normally given to sad reflections or musings on a life I’ve deliberately chosen – to live away from home, see the world, and hopefully someday stop somewhere, with far more ...
Dusseldorf City

Dusseldorf Stopover

With such frequent flights to and from Dusseldorf – only to hop into a car and drive further North-west for another hour – successfully under our belts, it seemed a crying shame not to ha...

T’Was Many Nights Before Christmas

When I moved to Germany back in April (God, was it really that long ago already?), there was only a small number of things I was really looking forward to – one was the availability (not to men...

Hello Eppstein

Every morning, I take the same train from my home in Frankfurt to work, in a town on the outskirts of Wiesbaden. It flies along, skips most stations, and especially with winter descending on us (in m...

10 Things About Germany – Part II

A couple of weeks ago (at least), I started off with a list of 5 things you need to know about Germany – that you might not otherwise expect. After writing such an epic piece, I was then so exc...

It’s Hannover Zoo

The bank holiday weekend here in Germany saw us travel north up to Hannover, to visit Anna’s relatives and also to see the many sights of Hannover – since we were seriously rushed the las...

10 Things About Germany

I’ve been living in Germany for close to 6 months now (if not already), and in that time, I’ve found my way with some things, gotten completely lost with others and sometimes I still can&...