Christmas Markets and Crossing Borders

“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful” Norman Peale Once again it’s time for an update on the past week and all the exciting… Continue reading

Frances, Fun and Ferris Wheels

It’s Sunday, which means the end of another week here in Düsseldorf. After 3 weeks off work, due to my autumn holidays and then the course for language assistants I started back at school.… Continue reading

“Rabimmel, rabammel, rabumm” – St. Martins Day Celebrations in Bonn

On Thursday evening, after a day and a half practically bed bound with a cold I went to pick up a friend, Rebecca (from Uni) from the Hauptbahnhof (main station). She had travelled up to Düsseldorf… Continue reading

Rain and a ride into the Ruhr

Ihr seid das Ruhrgebiet Und das Ruhrgebiet bin ich. Zwischen Rhein und Weser, das Herz der Welt, hier bist Du keine Nummer, keiner sieht auf Dein Geld. Eine grüne Oase zwischen Kohle und… Continue reading

Herbstferien – A visit from Mum and Dad, a trip to Wuppertal and a little bit more exploring

The end of my 2 week Herbstferien is almost upon us and it will be time to go back to school for the 6 weeks leading up to Christmas. My Herbstferien has been… Continue reading

Heading South: A Weekend in Heidelberg

“Heidelberg – in its location – has something so ideal.” – J.W. Goethe  Following a busy weekend back in the UK, I headed back on Tuesday via Gatwick to Düsseldorf. The first part of… Continue reading

Hallo Herbstferien

After 5 not so hard weeks at work, Friday 18th brought with it the start of Nordrhein Westfalen’s Herbstferien (Autumn holiday). It seems like I’ve hardly been doing any work but now I… Continue reading

A Pretty Productive Project Week

Another week, another blog post. This week was Projekt Woche (project week) in the school  and as part of the Goethe English Network (group of British/ international Mum’s plus me) I was involved in the… Continue reading

Autumn Days in Düsseldorf

“Autumn, the year’s last, loveliest smile.” – William Cullen Bryant Another week has passed, marking 6 weeks here in Germany. It can safely be said that the Summer has left us behind and… Continue reading

Friends, Food and Funny Festivals

Since my last blog post, I have become a bit more ‘active’ in the classroom. Last Wednesday I took my first conversation classes and they seemed to go pretty well – we started… Continue reading

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