Monday, 9 July 2012

A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation

Here are just a few pictures from my weeks in Germany.  I'm heading back to the UK on Thursday (flying into Heathrow - DREAD).  I'm a little sad to leave, I feel like I'm finally connecting to Germany and getting to love it.  I think going to France and then coming back to Germany really made me realise that Germany too is my home and not just the UK.  My whole family is here and we have a long and rich family history (my grandmother is one of 9 children) and I can't ignore that.  It's been nice connecting to my roots, regardless of the fact that I wasn't born here.  Ah it's all so complicated.  I'm going to make a conscious effort to keep up with my German when I'm back in Wales.  As ridiculous as that sounds but I barely speak any German when I'm in the UK and then when I do talk to my parents speaking English is so much easier for me.  I haven't had a dream in German for years now.  

I have no idea what the situation is going to be like when I get to Cardiff.  I put my trust into my best friend and so I haven't seen the apartment I'm moving into except for some Facebook pictures so I'm excited.  I probably won't have internet for a while, who knows how long that will take to sort out, you never know with the likes of Virgin Media.  I can't even begin to explain how excited I am about going back to Sunday dinners, TopShop (!!!!!), Boots (my love for Boots will be explained in relation to a long over due ERASMUS post), Kettle Crisps, Wagamama's and so many other things.  I can't think too much about it now it gets me too excited, like a kid in a candy shop.

More soon


  1. Wow what beautiful photographs looks like you had a marvelous time! It's so great that you could delve into your family history...this is something I wish to do I come from a large family with ancestors from Portugal and France and I agree when I visited those places, I felt I left my heart there, I certainly wouldn't say I feel 100% British anymore!
    I hope everything goes well with the flat moving!


  2. Ooh, hoping moving back to the UK goes okay. It would be awesome to move in with a best friend, I bet the new apartment will be great!

  3. cute pics and love the jean colour

  4. sounds like you've had quite the international upbringing! i hope the move back goes well - my famiyl are italian but i barely speak any now, it's so bad. i really should do more so i can connect with them...speaking of connecting, good luck with virgin media...those guys are a joke! xx

  5. I like visiting inspiring blogs like this.


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