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A Tale of Two Cities
As if by some fate, as I started to write this piece, about the Yin Yang city that is Berlin I was listening to a broadcast playing ‘Nightclubbing’ by Iggy Pop. A song written and recorded in West Berlin at the Meisel ‘Hansaton Studios’ behind the Berliner Mauer of the 1970s between Potsdamer Platz andContinue reading “A Tale of Two Cities”
Landlocked, Locked down and Lakeside. A book arrived from England, a gift that reflected my activities here during these strange times. It is something of a tribute to the freedom of nature, water and the human connection to our origins. The book, Waterlog, is a rambling journey around the Islands, coasts and waters of BritainContinue reading “Waterblog”
Its been a while but I have been busy. Today seemed like an appropriate day to make a fresh series of entries to the blog as it is exactly two years since I woke up in our holiday apartment after moving to Berlin from the UK. We had to rent a FeWo whilst we wereContinue reading “The Return”
Freiheit ? Oder Spargel ?
Trotz der Maßnahmen zur Eindämmung des Virus in allen Teilen der Welt scheint die deutsche Besessenheit von weißem Spargel keine Grenzen zu kennen. Während die überwiegende Mehrheit der Bürger und Organisationen den Rat und die Durchsetzung der Kontrollmaßnahmen beherzigt, fordern Brandenburg und andere große Spargelanbaugebiete, dass alles ignoriert wird, damit sie ihre wertvolle Ernte ausContinue reading “Freiheit ? Oder Spargel ?”
Freedom? Or Asparagus?
Despite the virus containment measures in all parts of the world, it seems that the German obsession with white asparagus knows no bounds. Whilst the vast majority of citizens and organisations are heeding the advice and enforcement of control measures, Brandenburg and other major asparagus growing regions are demanding that it is all ignored soContinue reading “Freedom? Or Asparagus?”
Apart from yesterdays’ blast of winter snow showers, I have been enjoying the bright clear spring air during my hour or so of solo, distanced, cycling. The blossoms are all pushing out and seem earlier than last year, probably as a result of a mild winter. I know that some of the early cherries onContinue reading “Alright Blossom?”
Yes, you can get a daily dose of Vitamin D and some really clean fresh air in Berlin. The senate has not stopped solo or duo cycling and it is all the better for it. Less pollution, more birdsong and the feeling that whilst not breaching any guidelines or rules, you can stay sane andContinue reading “Daily Dose”
It seems obvious but the best way to combat risk of infection and boredom from imposed distancing is to jump on a bike and cycle around in the fresh air. I’ve been doing that for the past few days due to my Berlin bike tours being cancelled by first the school groups, then the government.Continue reading “Crisis Cycling”
Rent Cap – Mietdeckel
A huge issue in Berlin, but wht is it? What are the details? When will it come into force? Here is a link I found in English, quite a good explanation and I am not connected in any way with the Property company or site. It is just a clear resume of the current legislature.Continue reading “Rent Cap – Mietdeckel”