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Repeat after me…
This lovely month
I will tell jokes…
& pay compliments
& send things in the post
To people I love.
And generally make it my mission
to spread Togetherness wherever I go.
I will test the theory…
That there are only six degrees of separation* (*really, there are)
& I will meet new people
& say yes a lot
& just kind of…see what happens
& where things take me…
Yes June (although my diary actually says July which is clearly a misprint), you are the month of
go-with-the-flow-who-knows-where-we’ll-go, you are.
From my awesome Bright Side diary.
The history of typography
A pink sky of blossom in #Bonn #Germany. Just like this: http://www.boredpanda.com/amazing-places/ #beautiful I love living here!
Repeat after me…
At last flip flop o’clock is here
& this month of May, I will get out & about
Yes: Out of my comfort zone*
(*which is where the magic happens)
I will spend at least 82% of my time in nature*
(*including a night under the stars)
Indeed, Alfresco will be my middle name*
(*I may even get deed poll involved to make this official)
I will run til my legs hurt
& laugh til my belly aches
& have picnics.
I will go to places I have never been
& have seven kinds of adventure.
Yes, May, you will be a breath-of-fresh-air kind of month, you will.
N.B. I reckon only running, adventure etc are easily achievable. And picnics. Definitely laughing is ticked off.
Not sure why I have called this “Hunting for Herman” as there has been no hunting. Here are a couple of quick observations from my time in Germany:
Now Entschuldigung I just need to go and buy some more pop socks…
I’m a bit late publishing this month…
Repeat after me…
I am amazing
I am wonderful
I am brilliant
And April is going to be the best month yet.
I will be kind to myself each & every single day & not waste a moment worrying* (*I might waste them messing about or eating cheese instead)
But I definitely won’t worry.
especially about things I can’t change.
I shall focus on today…NOW…this minute
And make the very most of it.
I will turn off the TV,
Get outside, get creative,
& get more me than I’ve ever been before.
Yes April you rock. And so do I.
“Our superb account manager” - yes that’s me!
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I have now been here for 4 whole weeks. This “Hunting for Herman” lark has worn thin, I spend too much time in Irish bars. This weekend, more time will be spent in Irish bars because it’s St. Patrick’s Day and it would be rude not to. Therefore perhaps it should be renamed “Hunting for Harry” if Harry is an Irish name? Although, really it shouldn’t be called “Hunting” at all, as I am not desperate and nor am I hunting. I am just enjoying the surroundings.
Further observations of my time include and there is a theme here:
More soon…in the meantime I’m off to the English Shop in Cologne to get some Robinson’s squash. That’s what I really want - the Germans like bottled water, but it’s nasty stuff. Doesn’t taste as good! Probably the recycling antics that go on…
In part two of my observations of the German culture (see part 1 here), written after lunch with an Italian colleague who told me about German men and the dating scene here, I have made the following discovery:
It’s quite possible that I won’t find Herman, Dieter, etc here (partly because I frequent Irish bars) because I have today discovered:
So where do I meet Herman? And then when I’ve met him, we’ll just go for a walk in the park, as that’s free. Maybe we’ll put a padlock on the bridge in Cologne - something I really don’t get.
Other observations I have made over the weekend: