Due to popular demand (she says, as tumbleweed blows across the screen), I have decided to put more effort into being a geek and keeping this blog in action. The last time I wrote on this I had just come back from Celle, that seems like a lifetime ago now! Since then I have been on a whole heap of adventures. I have moved in with a German family, been on two fantastic holidays (Prague and Stockholm respectively), joined a German acting club, survived hurricane Emma (!) and unwittingly discovered the meaning of FKK (all I wanted was a nice swim!!!).
Now, all of these things are obviously fascinating but today I would like to tell you a bit about my German 'family' (mainly because I was just given a memory stick full of photos which I would like to show off!). So, in October, after scouring WGgesucht and Zitty for somewhere new to live, I stumbled across an advert for a WG in Friedenau. When I called up the number in the advert I was invited right away to have a look around and the rest is history, as they say. So for the past 5 months I have lived with Helmi, Monika and Daniel (time for a photo I feel)
Daniel, Helmi and Monika are the ones on the left of this picture. The guy on the right is our neighbour, Hassan, and the other is Tiago, our Brazilian Mitbewohner who has sadly now left. So anyway, these are quite possibly the nicest people I have met in my life! Ever since I arrived they have treated my so well. We often go on little outings to parks or to Kabaret and they know how to let their hair down, as these 'gangsta' pictures perhaps best demonstrate...
We have had lots of guests since I arrived here including a Mexican film director called Estaban who was competing for a prize in the Berlin Short Film Festival (he took us for a night out there, it was amazing - and he gave me a signed DVD, so hopefully he will become mega famous and I can flog it on ebay for a fiver) but perhaps my favourite guest was the lovely Tiago -
A student at the Goethe institute in Berlin, this Brazilian who depended hugely on the phrase "Entschuldingung, I don't understand", filled our flat with laughter for the last 2 months and I think it's fair to say we all miss him.
Something I really love about living in the WG is that we have a really good relationship with our neighbours. Every couple of weeks we get together for dinner and a Filmabend and the sense of community is really lovely.
Here we are chowing down on "Sauerkraut delight"...
... and eagerly anticipating the start of "Das Zigeunerlager zieht in den Himmel" (I know, whose choice was that!?).
To round up, I am very happy and am so glad that I live here!