AlexMeine Damen und Herren,

The warning signs have been there a good while. Electrical goods being brought with continental style two pins plugs, the cat getting a pet passport “just in case” and the gentle pushing for me to learn a Foreign Language such as, say, German.

And now the truth is out. It has been decided that I am to be Berlin bound and will be heading to Germany’s fine capital city around December 2013 which gives me barely 240 days to get myself organised and ready for what will be the biggest change in my life since I decided it might be a nice idea if I were born.

This is a record of the days leading up to this move and the thoughts, planning, research and sheer terror involved in becoming one of “them”…

7 April 2013