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Heidelbergerin / Brummagemerin

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My new blog title may seem a little mysterious at first glance, especially for those who neither speak German nor are familiar with Birmingham. We don't need any mystery around here, so I will explain! The old title, Heidelbergerin, was just a reference to where I was living.? In German, a man from Heidelberg is called a Heidelberger; a woman from Heidelberg is called a Heidelbergerin.? To use the name Heidelbergerin as a foreigner was stretching it a little bit - the term is... Read more
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"What will you do about your blog title if you move'"

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I didn't know for a long time.? Turns out: I'd change it.? Since my layout heavily featured a Heidelberg-centric photo, I threw out the layout, too.? For a little while the blog is going to show some things that don't work or don't belong, but hopefully I'll have it all sorted relatively soon. Meanwhile, enjoy the last? picture I took before we left Heidelberg, and the first I took after we arrived in Birmingham. Read more
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Well, I got my bloody internet at home.

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I think I hate Virgin already, though.? They had to drill a new hole to bring in the cable and I almost threw up when I saw it...and this isn't even my property. We didn't think they were going to need to drill because there were already some cable holes around, but it turned out they did and our estate agent gave permission himself.? Then, without warning, they also drilled a hole through the doorframe from the front to the back room.? It looks awful and I didn't think that was... Read more
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Just a few more days...

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...until we have internet at home! Can't wait...I feel I've really lost some momentum on the blog.? At first I was constantly thinking of things I could write about and taking pictures of stuff that seemed interesting or different to put up, but definitely lost steam when I couldn't follow through on it.? By now I'm starting to get used to some of the kinds of things I was taking pictures of earlier.? I'm hoping to get it all back once I can get online normally again. Since I... Read more
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It's getting frustrating...

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...not having internet at home! ?Well, we do have it in the form of D's smartphone, but the connection is slow and since he's logged into Facebook and Twitter via apps I just don't even bother trying to get into my own. Email writing is frustratingly slow on that thing, too, so I only respond to emails if it's urgent, and ?my replies always feel a bit too curt. ?Right now I just want to be connected more than ever - to drop in a note online about strange British stuff I've... Read more
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Still Setting Up!

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Hello from free wi-fi again!? It's snowing like crazy here.? The movers have all our weather-appropriate gear, so we're picking through three-inch deep slush in sneakers.? It's pretty, though! We meant to set up a few more things yesterday by calling in, then had all kinds of problems with the pay-as-you-go cards.? I ordered a package on mine that's supposed to save money, but it cost the whole amount of my balance on the card, and then I couldn't make a call to the gas... Read more
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Hello from Free Wifi Somewhere in Birmingham

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Our last days in Germany were very rough.? Our landlord and his Makler were such epic assholes to us on our last day that at the time I could not imagine ever feeling unangry again. The upshot was that although we spent enough time and money on cleaning and painting to make our last week pretty damn miserable - and as regards the painting I find this rage-inducingly unfair - we still will end up losing most of our deposit because the Makler, using a special flaw-finding lamp, found our... Read more
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This Month's Frequently Asked Questions

From Heidelbergerin, 1 year ago, Read 0 times. Similar articles

ow is the move going' Ehhhh it's going.? Our landlord is making us paint before we leave.? This seems rather unfair as it was not painted before we moved in.? In the US a professional cleaning and painting between tenants is generally considered standard and the responsibility of the landlord (this varies by state of course) but here tenants must provide this as slave labor for landlords while also paying them rent.? I can't wrap my head around it. On top of that my... Read more
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American Cream

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Spotted at Rewe: ? Somehow, the name just doesn't work. I'll miss finding weird English things like this. (It's a whole new kind of weird English in the UK!) Read more
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The Music Post 2012

From Heidelbergerin, 1 year ago, Read 0 times. Similar articles

ot as careful as most years - I just didn't keep up well and don't have a lot of time to curate, but here are my favorites from 2012 (no order). If GEMA is blocking it, if you have ProxTube installed just click through to YouTube and it will unblock. Orbital "New France" fun. "One Foot" ("Some Nights" also but you probably already heard that on the radio.) Tame Impala "Elephant" Grimes "Circumambient" King Charles "Bam Bam" Woodkid "Run Boy Run" Andy Stott "Luxury... Read more
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