Goodbye Berlin…

Time to say goodbye…

So lovely readers, I would like to say sorry for the lack of posts recently, but I have been busy writing… A NOVEL! I joined the NaNoWriMo challenge of writing 50,000 words in just the month of November. I managed to hit the target just before the midnight deadline and am pretty chuffed. The novel isn’t finished however and I still want to continue, plus I have a mass-load of editing to do. Tenses got blurred up in the book and it’s going to be a pain to sort it out, but it would be amazing to publish a book one day. I shall keep you in the loop 😉

For now, I promise to write some fabulous things about Berlin, hopefully a bit about Bad MĂźnstereifel, New Orleans… and for those of you who haven’t kept up to date on us… we have exciting news… our doughnut-eating-sausage-filled plate days are over… Exactly one week ago we moved back to Merry Ole England! We are actually Scousing-it-up in Liverpool. As always, we have no plan and no job lined up, but we managed to find a place to live and are moving in today! I have also been on the local website for the Dog’s Trust. So I guess we have some plans… haha! And I know where the best hot chocolate is in the city too!

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The photo above is from our last night in Berlin. When you move house in Germany you take literally everything with you. Including the kitchen and the lights… it’s completely bizarre and meant that our last few days were spent in darkness with candles on, whilst eating takeaway food, as we didn’t have anything in the kitchen!

So, we need to update our blog as now we are living in Liverpool. Originally Jason is from here and his family are all based there, so we have been crashing with them and Coco the epic dog and discovering the city and its amazing food scene. The plan is to become the next big Beatles tribute band and play in the Cavern Club all day – haha! Anyway, I hope you shall continue to read about the fun and delicious things we find on our journey, but of course we still have tons of things about Germany and our travels to tell you about as well! We shall also be popping into London all the time, especially as it’s cheap enough up North for us to be able to afford a car! A luxury indeedy! Can’t wait for new adventures to start! :)

If you have any suggestions of things we absolutely must do, or friends you want to share with us, do let us know. We would love to hear from you all :)

Curry in Liverpool

Home sweet home…

So, we are officially back in England. It’s not even been a week yet, but already we’ve found a place to live and we move in tomorrow. All crazy fast and unexpected but exciting. I will tell you more once we have actually moved in :) Plus we need to get our internet sorted, so don’t be sad if you don’t hear from us, we promise we are still here!

In exciting news, we will be continuing our foodie journey in Liverpool, London and everywhere else we pop into from now on. And we might as well start with the first curry we had!

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Our foodie friend recommended eastZeast, which is known as ‘The Home of Punjabi cooking’. It was a lovely area at the King’s Dock, with twinkling Christmas lights and a Ferris Wheel around the corner. It showed in the price of the food, as we spent ÂŁ25 each and we didn’t even have alcoholic drinks! We got a stunning Lamb Bhuna and then the typical Chicken Tikka Masala and Saag Paneer. The highlight was by far the chutney dip platter that came with the papadums. So much choice and if you are confused about which dip is what, you can lift it up and they have an explanation underneath. Grand idea!

So much chutney!!

So much chutney!!

You can see what you're dipping your papadum into underneath each of the little bowls.

You can see what you’re dipping your papadum into underneath each of the little bowls.

The staff were super friendly (not sure if this is just normal, as I’m still used to the horrendous service in Berlin) and the place was pretty lush. Big chandeliers on the ceiling, two forks and knives on the table and everyone dressed up to the nines. Very bizarre to be in a fancy curry place, as I like to eat everything on one plate with a spoon and stuff my face. I would say it’s a bit pricey for what it is, but the location is fab and you can’t beat a curry! And if you’re still not dribbing, check out the family naan size!

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Address: eastZeast, Unit 2, Kings Dock, Liverpool L3 4BX

Friday Links

Hey Peeps – sorry for the lack of posts this week, it’s been a bit crazy with moving back to England, leaving Berlin, getting our stuff moved over, looking for a place to live, sorting our some transport, settling in back home, eating lots of bacon… it’s been busy 😉

But just to let you know we are still here and we shall be telling you all about our new home here in Liverpool. But first, it’s Friday, so here are some gems from the week that was:

Dads Read Texts Their Daughters Sent To Boyfriends And It’s So Awkward.

Being a girl.

London in grip of bearded coffee fanatics.

People in Japan are squishing their babies’ faces to look like rice balls.

The only way is up: Vertical farming in Kyoto.

7 Questions Jews Are Sick Of Answering Around Christmas Time.

Vote with your bum!

What I Learned From 4 Years Working at McDonald’s.

 

Friday Links

I’ll be there for you…

Your Facebook Friends Who Post BS Inspirational Quotes Really Are Dumb, Says Study.

The Berlin club scene by underground!

A Land Without Guns: How Japan Has Virtually Eliminated Shooting Deaths.

If Harry Potter Was Written From Hermione’s Perspective.

Three Things that a Good Infographic Needs.

30 words that are their own opposites.

M&S wins Christmas with this Cornish Camembert and rosemary-infused brioche wreath.

23 Holiday-Themed “Star Wars” Jumpers That Are Out Of This World.

Time to Move On

Take me, take me, I’m yours…

In less than a week we will be moving back to England. It’s been interesting discovering my German side, but I have to say I can’t wait to get back ‘home’. We have a whole host of reasons why we are leaving, but I might tell you about them after we have left – don’t want to offend anyone before we’ve run away haha!

The Brandenburger Gate is one of the many great sites to see in Berlin :)

The Brandenburger Gate is one of the many great sites to see in Berlin :)

Nah, only joking! I can still see the pull that brought us to this great city. It’s so so so cheap! We’ve managed to live gloriously in a stunning apartment by working just twice a week. I’ve found a very new city that’s still being built with history in your face. Great food alongside terrible Indian curry restaurants. Pubs lit by candles where people are still allowed to smoke, even though in the rest of Germany it’s illegal. A city where no one wears a suit or heels. Where the underground runs on time but every train we’ve been on has been delayed. Where in the winter people are covered from head to toe in warm clothing but run around happily naked in a mixed spa. Where you get shouted at for crossing a road on red. People get caught without a tube ticket all the time and fined a mere €60. Nothing is open on a Sunday. Literally nothing… and yet it has a charm and it has felt pretty amazing to live in this capital city for a few years.

We are both super excited about moving to Liverpool… more on that super soon :)