Tag Archives: Dresden

Review: Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut

It’s been a long time since a book has affected me so deeply, in both a literary and personal sense. It’s going to be hard to fathom my reaction to Vonnegut’s words (ironically most probably echoing Vonnegut’s failure to fathom the war which is transparent through his words) but I’ll do my best. I lived […]

Manchmal Träum’ Ich Nur Von Dir

After having panic-bought flights as soon as I had arrived back in the UK, returning to Germany two months later was somewhat of a surreal experience. I had to take two weeks off from my new job with raised eyebrows of you were just there for seven months, why are you going back? And it was a good […]

Exploring Dresden: Moritzburg and Pillnitz

Two castles in two days, and a lot of photos. My parents came to visit at the beginning of this week and we did a lot of lovely things in Dresden, including visiting Schloss Moritzburg and Schloss Pillnitz via the Dampfschifffahrt (I love the German language – how many English words have a triple ‘f’ in the middle?!), both […]

Exploring Dresden: Bastei

Oh hey there. Did I really go all dark and deep in my last blog post, and did I really describe my social anxiety as ‘a rare cheese of the anxiety world’? Why yes, yes I did. Fortunately I’m back now to some light-hearted discussion of my life in Germany, and a handful of carefully-edited […]

Exploring Dresden: Zwinger

After having lived in Dresden for nearly a month, and having visited the Zwinger a couple of times, I have to admit that I am still a little unsure exactly what it is. The best way to describe it would probably be a sort of palace/garden hybrid built in the Rococo style by Augustus the […]

Exploring Dresden: The Elbe

Last week we were graced with a couple of days of lovely warm weather here in Dresden, and I used the opportunity to explore some of the city’s beautiful outside spaces. The river Elbe winds it way through the heart of the city, and with cycle and footpaths close to both sides of the river banks, and […]

Exploring Dresden: Großer Garten

Just when I was beginning to fear that winter had decided to throw caution to the wind and jump forwards a couple of months, today thankfully proved me wrong, and the entire city has been bathing in a glorious autumnal sunshine. With more good weather promised to come, I decided to make the most of it and […]

Exploring Dresden: Frauenkirche

So I am now a resident of Dresden, complete with host German family, real German children to look after, and an official residency confirmation from the town hall. It’s not even been a week yet, but I’ve already found plenty of time to to learn how to say important words like ‘blueberry muffin’ and ‘mole’ […]

Packing for Dresden

The essentials: 1. Vans, mint green coloured. 2. Oversized comfy jumper from H&M. 3. Notebooks and pen. 4. Cute cards from friends. 5. Cath Kidston luggage tag, a present from a friend. 6. Passport. 7. Kindle. 8. German dictionary, old and battered. 9. PROPER TEA.

Graduating and Other Grown Up Things

Hello! Where have I been? You may be wondering. Probably not actually. Rather than indulge myself with thoughts of teary-eyed readers weeping at my lack of online presence, the happenings of my shall hereby be recorded in this post for cathartic purposes only. Things what I did after I had to read a lot of books. […]