A UK domain abroad
This is the personal webpage of Andie Gilmour.
I am a seasoned IT professional who together with my partner and cats upped sticks from the UK in 2008 and moved to live just north of Berlin.
Why did we make such a momentous move? Surely we must have been crazy? As the traditional song goes: Du Bist Verrückt, mein Kind, du musst nach Berlin, wo die Verrückten sind!
Well yes, we were crazy - crazy about Berlin. There is no city like it, and Land Brandenburg around it is also a beautiful thing.
On this page I have incorporated the most recent posts from my blog, which has chronicalled our move to Berlin and our lives and discoveries since. I hope you read it and can share with us our love for this crazy place.
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Mit freundliche Grüße!
Berlin has plenty of green spaces within its boundaries, but Nature never fails to surprise me when I suddenly come across a wild animal in the heart of the city.
Today we spotted a fox in the Berlin Botanical Garden, and watched entranced as it stalked its prey, did a three-foot leap into the air, and pounced on something that was quickly gobbled down. Amazingly, I had my camera in my hand and managed to catch the fox immediately before she pounced:
Posted on 16 January 2015 | 9:00 am
Posted on 1 January 2015 | 7:18 am
The first serious fall of snow has hit us, and I don't think we will be going anywhere on the bikes:
Posted on 30 December 2014 | 3:41 am
Here are a few snaps of blue-tits (Blaumeisen) and great tits (Kohlmeisen) on our garden feeder today. It has been the first heavy snow-fall of the year, and they looked as if they really needed the food.
Posted on 29 December 2014 | 7:29 am
Are you fed up with the same old Christmas dinner of turkey, roast-potatoes, and (bleurgh!) brussel sprouts year after year? Does your idea of Christmas spices only extend as far as ginger, cinnamon, star anise, and nutmeg? Should a Winter Warmer be more than just a glass of Glühwein, and instead bring on an actual sweat? That's what we were thinking when we decided to have a very untraditional Indian curry feast for Christmas dinner - an Anti-Christmas Dinner as it were.
We invited a couple of American friends over and spent most of Christmas day working our way through four courses of spicy, home-made, Indian goodies. First course was papadums with raita and a selection of pickles and chutneys, washed down with a cold glass of Sekt:
Posted on 25 December 2014 | 3:55 am
Berlin has its fair share of interesting underground stations, and I was very pleased to find that Naples has some too!
Here are a few photos to give you a flavour:
Down the escalator to Linea 1 at Museo:
Posted on 3 December 2014 | 5:53 am