How to become a German

It’s happened! My valuable source of English quirkiness is henceforth lost. I regret to inform you, dear readers, that Mr K, formerly known as ‘My English Husband’, has now reached the ultimate stage of naturalisation. On Wednesday, 6 April 2016, at 11:49 hrs, he bought a Jack Wolfskin all-weather jacket. Meanwhile he has received a ‘welcome-to-the-club’ letter from Angie. Read more

Der Klang von Musik

Aus einem der ersten Wanderurlaube mit meinem englischen Ehemann erinnere ich mich ganz besonders an eine Szene. Wir spazierten durch eine Postkartenidylle: rollende Hügel, saftig grüne Wiesen und, in der Ferne, die majestätischen Berge. Erfasst von dieser Schönheit breitete Herr K. seine Arme aus, drehte sich um sich selbst und begann zu singen The Hills Are Alive With the Sound of Music … Ich fragte ihn, was das für ein Lied sei. Read more

Raven mothers

The other night I went out with a new German friend who had not long returned after living in the US for several years. When I asked her how she found life in Germany, she said the most difficult thing to do here was being a mother. I was intrigued and asked her to elaborate… Read more