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Urban Sports Club : Just Do It. Just got easier.

May 11, 2014 by aly mclean

Berlin is a big city with a lot of variety –being such a diverse city – this is the perfect spot to expose yourself to different cultures, traditions, foods, lifestyles,… Read more…

Life is a Cabaret – and we are all in it Together.

March 7, 2014 by aly mclean

I think it is funny how you go through life thinking you are such a unique being and find out as you age you are one of many & most… Read more…

Free Lunchtime Concert & A Taste of Humble Pie

February 28, 2014 by aly mclean

Free Lunchtime Concerts sets me Free of my own Inhibitions   Since I have been in Berlin I have been intrigued by the Free Concert Series offered by the Philharmonic.  … Read more…

Categories: berlin, free, music, must-see, Personal

Shaken & Stirred

August 26, 2013 by aly mclean

I found myself this past month visiting a museum I had been avoiding unintentionally but maybe if I am totally honest intentionally as nothing is truly accidental.    The Memorial to… Read more…

On Death & Living

August 7, 2013 by aly mclean

In the past two months we have had two people – a dear Aunt & my partner’s Father – die.   Both lived full lives and had been ill so while… Read more…

Categories: Personal

The best 20 Euros we ever spent.

July 7, 2013 by aly mclean

When we moved to Berlin my partner and I were both prepared for big changes & challenges – language, culture, landscape and people. Moments of delight and discovery and equally… Read more…

Categories: Personal, Pets

Kids will be Kids but German Kids will be Quiet

June 2, 2013 by aly mclean

I don’t have kids. I have friends with kids and to be honest for the most part, my patience is usually tested within minutes of spending any concentrated time with… Read more…

Categories: Personal

Me Talk Pretty One Day? Maybe.

May 20, 2013 by aly mclean

Learning a new language at any age is a challenge – rethinking sentence structure, old grammar rules are undone, a new vocabulary slowly building & and throw in a whole… Read more…

Categories: Personal

From Berlin to Brooklyn and Back again.

May 6, 2013 by aly mclean

It is so surprising the first time you visit home after you have moved abroad. I have spent so much of my most recent past scrambling to find my way… Read more…

Categories: Personal