So, a busy, busy week. There is always a lot to sort out when you relocate – a visa, a job, a bank account, a new SIM card, registration at the City Hall – and I’ve been going hell for leather since waking up at 3am on Tuesday morning. I’m getting there, I’m getting there. I’ve also enrolled in intensive German classes, stocked the kitchen cupboards, gotten comprehensively lost (and therefore more familiar with this Northern city) and found an excellent ‘Asian’ store. Asian stores in Germany run the gamut of China to Greece with India, Turkey, Japan, Thailand and a bit of the Middle East in between. It is a one stop shop for any foodstuffs remotely exotic.
In other news, an article of mine about a ghastly video Victoria’s Secret made for Valentine’s Day, was published over on Daily Life this week:
Victoria’s Secret, diamanté-studded purveyor of all things physically and ideologically constricting, have gifted the world a real treat this Valentine’s Day. A bra that doubles as a diamond necklace, you ask? A bra that can, in actual fact, mine for diamonds entirely of its own volition? A deftly photo-shopped shoot of a fourteen year old in which the teen has no thighs yet a heaving, strangely glossy bosom? Better. Victoria’s Secret have generously decoded ‘woman speak’ (finally!) for the less clued in men and women who may struggle with the day to day communication with their partner/love interest/colleague/friend/woman on the street.
Read the rest over here.
So, have lovely weekends – mine shall be spent buying a new coffee machine following the quiet and unexpected death of our Senseo, a DVD player and some un-dubbed series. And finally succumbing to that glorious German staple, the brötchen, something I have been avoiding doing since arriving because those little guys played a big part in the old ten kilo weight gain last time.
I shall leave you with some pictures of lovely, frosty, Baltic Kiel.