Thursday, 20 October 2011


It has been a dull drizzly day in Esslingen, but one month after getting on a plane with a one-way ticket I am happy to say it is still sunny in my heart.

I spoke to my Dad for well over an hour on Google Talk and as we were about to hang up he told me that he was so pleased to hear me happier than he has heard me in a long time, which really means a lot as I know how much he misses me and I miss him too.  Thursdays were our Father Daughter lunch outings back in England so we are continuing the tradition through our webcams.

I am enjoying discovering my new surroundings although I have only been out once by myself tomorrow I have a solo date with Esslingen town centre.  It is so beautiful around here, coming from Milton Keynes I thought I had it good being surrounded by so many trees, but even in the spring when MK is one big Blossom explosion I don't think it can compare to even the vineyards on the edge of my new town.

It's true I have had a few "oh fudge I live in Germany now!" moments, and I know there will be many more of those in the future, but right now I love Uwe and I love my life, and no I haven't even had any local wine today!

My new surroundings...


  1. Believe me, I have had SOOOO many of those moments, and I'm meant to be going back after 2 years, so don't panic too much about those. I now get the reverse ones too when we go back to the UK! Congrats on your first successful month!

  2. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! It makes me SO happy to hear you are so happy, I am beaming for you - long may it continue!! :)

  3. Aww thank you both :)

    @Fiona "Meant to be going back" is there a chance you might stay here for longer? :)