Category: Witnessed up close
Oh, Precious Sleep Haiku
How to move countries without going bonkers
For many people, moving is a thing best to be avoided at all cost. Yet, there are quite a few, that just cannot help it. … How to move countries without going bonkers
Berlin Loves Its Tourists Haiku
Sweden, Douze Points?
The Eurovision Song Contest is certainly my Christmas. Mixed with moving, the ESC crept up on me a little bit this year. … Sweden, Douze Points?
Life is better with style
Brave New World Haiku
When the dog bites its tail Haiku
The Big Wine Bottle and Maslin Beach
From Rude to Nude
McLaren Vale is part of Fleurieu Peninsula, south of Adelaide in South Australia. The wine area … The Big Wine Bottle and Maslin Beach
Expat. Repat. Repeat.
For the avid reader of this blog (there is a handful of you and you mean the world to me) I’ve employed a whole lot of foreshadowing… We’ve been toying with this idea for quite some time and last week we’ve finally returned to Berlin. … Expat. Repat. Repeat.
Australia’s One and Only Glow in the Dark Mini Golf
Glow in the Dark Mini Golf is situated in Harbor Town; a tourist trap you could not have built better in Sim City Societies. A quick tram trip from Melbourne Central … Australia’s One and Only Glow in the Dark Mini Golf
The Infinity Dreams Award
Job Hunting Haiku
Seize the Day
Yesterday was Ditch Your New Year’s Resolutions Day, the day when most people bid their resolutions farewell. Many of us start the New Year with all sorts of good intentions, only to slow down way too quickly.
Does that mean, that’s it for the year? … Seize the Day
Kids Don’t Have Time for Racism
How I accidentally talked about race and wasted a lot of time. Or did I?
Hello Kitty Guide to Parties
From Venue to Menu
What do you do when you’re just not doing this Christmas thing? You somehow end up throwing a Boxing Day Party. … Hello Kitty Guide to Parties
Australia’s Big Things – The Big Cockroach
Downsize this Christmas
The exchange of useless crap is pointless and has nothing to do with the true meaning of Christmas … Downsize this Christmas
Excuse me, I’m German (please, let’s not talk about it)
I’m living in a different country, so I guess you could call me an expat and I apologize in advance if I ever come across like the backpackers on the Simpsons. … Excuse me, I’m German (please, let’s not talk about it)
Farewell Stick Families
Just as suddenly as they appeared on family cars galore, they seem to vanish rather quickly. Dear readers, I’m afraid the stick family may be on the brink of extinction. … Farewell Stick Families
Now, I’ve had the time of my life
I’ve been a bad blogger lately, life has been busy in the last few months and ended in somewhat of a working holiday in the Flinders Ranges. … Now, I’ve had the time of my life
The Lawn Is Dead, Long Live The Lawn
A place where you get judged by your sweeping schedule and the state of your lawn. … The Lawn Is Dead, Long Live The Lawn
Things the World May Not Need – Condolences Cards for Pets
Buying condolence cards seems to be a major part of grown-up life. Now if someone’s Fiffy dog passes away you can even send them a card. … Things the World May Not Need – Condolences Cards for Pets
Let’s Do This
Recently, I’ve changed my layout and did a bit of “that Social Media thingy”. There is a little tweaking left… but now that everything is set up nicely … Let’s Do This
Oh Melbourne, You’re So Nice
I vowed to stay away from adjectives such as nice for a while, but Melbourne in springtime is a very nice place indeed. … Oh Melbourne, You’re So Nice
Weekend Movie – Dancing Ninja
He’s Doing Funky Grooves with His Kung Fu Moves. The Hoff that is. Wow. … Weekend Movie – Dancing Ninja
Loos Yourself At Melbourne Zoo
The Melbourne Zoo is a not-for-profit organization; dedicated to fighting extinction and educating visitors about wildlife. Facts about native animals and people’s impact on the environment are presented in a child-oriented manner. With the first rays of sunshine, Melbourne Zoo was filled with melting-down children but parents found a refuge at the Trail Of Poo. … Loos Yourself At Melbourne Zoo
Schlager Sunday – Downtown
Schlager Sunday – Über den Wolken
Schlager Sunday – Hot Chocolate – You Sexy Thing
Things the World Might Not Need – Vegemite What?
How Much Pink Does My Daughter Need?
Once you’ve entered the parent club, your life will never be the same. You will deal with many new things, including opinions, opinions and more opinions from total strangers.
Take for instance the soccer mum that … How Much Pink Does My Daughter Need?
Weekend Movie – Strictly Ballroom
Imagine how life for the Australian Ballroom dancer Scott Hastings (Paul Mercurio) turns upside down when he dares to dance his own steps at a competition. … Weekend Movie – Strictly Ballroom
Schlager Sunday – Devine (Hipster Edition)
Colette Brown: Maybe The Universe Just Isn’t That Into You.
Spiritual Responsibility in a Fluffy Bunny World.
… Colette Brown: Maybe The Universe Just Isn’t That Into You.
I Survived… Mini Golf
I am a recovering complainer.
I am not the type of person that you invite over for game night. Especially not Monopoly or Uno. … I Survived… Mini Golf
Australia’s Big Things – Scotty
Seeing Australia’s big things can be a bit anticlimactic. They are often not that big… Like Scotty in Adelaide.… Australia’s Big Things – Scotty
Schlager Sunday – Ich hab noch einen Koffer in Berlin
Good On You, Adelaide
The „Asian“ Restaurant.
The conversation went kinda like this: