Samstag, 21. August 2010

Happy Weekend Everyone!

This weekend happiness is being sent my way from several quarters. Hope yours is too.

1. The weather is all lovely and sunny and warm again. But also BREEZY so not GODDAWFULLY SWEATY. An important distinction, that.

2. The Boyfriend and I (I say "and I", I will be having little to do with it, really...) are making carnitas today. I have never eaten carnitas before but anything to do with Mexican food, tender pork and the Boyfriend's cooking is bound to be good.

3. Glee. If you haven't started watching it, do. Show choirs singing and dancing to uplifting and jazzy songs, teen drama and the struggle of committed teaching staff to do right by their pupils? It's like it was freakin' MADE FOR ME.

4. I'm back at work so I got to spend the week in the company of hilarious minature people who tell you endless stories about their Grandma and the time they saw a crab.

5. Fantasing about taking Alexa Chung out for cake. Such, such a pretty girl, and I think she could actually be quite cool and we could hang out and talk about music and clothes and stuff, but such, SUCH a great need for cake.

I have to go and shower now, in preparation for a nice sunny stroll to Hermannplatz for the purchasing of a pig's ass meat. Unless the BF has been using my limited grasp of the technicalities of Mexican food/what happens in the real world to mislead me for his own amusement, that is what we are actually doing today.


  1. Hey there, just came across yuor blog and I'm really enjoying it. I'm just back from a holiday in Berlin and i'm suffering withdrawal symptoms. I just had a couple of questions that i hope you don't mind me asking. 1. Is Prenzlauer Berg insufferably middle class and yummy mummy infested? We stayed there and loved it but kind of wondered if it might be a bit smug? 2. I'm a Montessori teacher in Dublin and I'm just wondering would there be much opportunity for teachers in Berlin? Thanks a mill, Jill

  2. Hi Jill, I'm glad you like the blog! In answer to your questions, if you have nursery qualifications you could very well find something over here. There are quite a lot of international or bilingual kindergartens who look for native speaking staff. It's worth just googling it, as most have websites and advertise on there. And yes, you're right about Prenzlauerberg. It's very pretty alright, and the cafes are nice but the place is crawling, CRAWLING with smug organic ex-hippies and their spoilt organic spawn and it's dead after 8.p.m unless you are seventeen and really like The Kooks. Hope some of this helps!

  3. Mmmmm, our suspicions have been confirmed! It's a pity because there are so many nice cafes and shops, but I definitely got the feeling of organic smugness which is fine for a few days but not for much longer. That's great about the abundance of nurseries though - thanks a mil for the answer!