Today Sarah of workingberlinmum talks about life without a cell phone and watching soccer with her son. You can find her here every Thursday.
Today Milo and I, completely ignoring the lovely weather (I had for some reason thought it would be raining when making my plans for the weekend!), headed past the queues for the zoo, and instead made our way into the darkness (but oh so lovely emptiness) of the aquarium instead. Firstly, I need to point out that this is a review of the aquarium located near Zoologischer Garten train station, not the one near Alexanderplatz or at the East zoo. I don’t want that to get muddled up.
Today Sarah of workingberlinmum is guest blogging here at YG about her experiences with the issue of women in the workplace in Germany. You can find her here every Thursday writing about her experiences as a single mother of two living in Berlin.
A friend recently sent me a link to an article in The New York Times titled ‘Women Nudged Out of German Workforce’. It was rather appropriate timing as I have spent much of the last week and a half in my German class discussing the issues that women regularly face here in Germany in business and what causes them.
Today YG guest blogger Cup of tea anyone? talks about supermarket shopping in Germany versus in the UK. You can find her posts here every Monday morning.
Nine days in the UK and two kilos heavier, I am now safely back in the bosom of my much-loved Berlin home and family.
Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE my homeland and my albeit mad-as-a-bag-of-cats family. I even get quite nostalgic when it rains or when I see a person walking around in shorts in the balmy 12 degree sunshine (clearly British: Who else dresses for summer, purely based on the level of sunlight?) However, Berlin / Germany appears to have gotten under my skin.
Everybody is talking about Neuschwanstein
Germany: Land of Bread
Grounded Traveler has declared that Germany isn’t really the land of beer or cars or lederhose. It is the land of bread. Good point.
“Freiburg is a city attached to nature. The Black Forest isn’t just nearby, an arm of it comes right down into the center of town as Castle Hill. It is also a city of relaxation and enjoyment of outdoors.” Read more about Grounded Traveler’s perfect day in Freiburg.
Language is funny, isn’t it? I remember when I was a teenager, fighting my way through puberty with the help of a whole host of wonderously creative expletives that (I thought) only my friends and I understood. I was reminded of one of them a few months ago on a trip back to my hometown when I heard a young person shout “That’s shan, that is!”
It could mean anything, couldn’t it, but I know for a fact that ‘shan’ means (or at least meant, in my time) something equating to the adult use of the term ‘bollocks’ or ‘bullshit’. The origin of the term fails me- who knows where youth pick up this crap from? Lush, mint, ace, minging (and variations thereof): You’ve got to love the vivid colours of the slang used by the youth of Britain (innit?)
Today Sarah from workingberlinmum is back at YG to tell us about the Zoo BabyCard that makes a trip to the zoo with the kids affordable for new parents. You can read more about Sarah’s adventures in Berlin with two kids here. Thanks for joining us Sarah! Enjoy!
Did you know that Berlin-based mums with little babies can go to the Zoo, the Tierpark or the Berlin Aquarium as often as you like for 13 months for just €20? Seriously! Want to know how? Well I’m going to tell you!
One of the fabulous pluses of living in Berlin is the Zoo BabyCard scheme. I had a card with Milo back when he was little but things have changed in the 4 years since he was born.