We bought a tent, gas cooker and biological soap. The we thought about what to do with all that. Camping, in the wild. Obviously. June was the right time. Just after I was finished with work, we started off into … Continue reading →
Aye, aye… I know, we’ve just been to an exiting Scottish island but there’s still more places to discover and enjoy. So when it was time for Lucie, Benni and Lina to visit us in our humble abode in Edinburgh … Continue reading →
It took merely a week from the first interview (of two) to the final job offer. In the end I had two offers for permanent and equally interesting roles, so had to make a tough decision just over the first weekend of March. And today was already the first day in my new job. Right in the city centre – so lucky me can still easily walk when the rest of town is aching under two centimetres of heavy snow. And since the new place is more of an agency than anywhere I worked before I even wore my new geeky glasses for a bit of the day.*
I do have a good feeling. In terms of what’s to do, colleagues, company and the overall package. There’s a lot to do. The graphics department consist of three people (now, including me), a good base to share and evaluate ideas and thoughts. The rest of the fifty folks on site are mostly developers and software architects who build fancy tools and algorithms to analyse data for other businesses. Oh by the way, I am employed as a UI/Graphics Designer to help make that look nice.
And that’s it. What’s more to say after a first day anyway? Just wanted to let you people know that we’re not on the edge of starving anymore and everything still, or again, looks fabulous.
See you soon.
* Stefan, I know you’ll love to hear this 😉
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The new year’s finally rolling in its everyday routine – about time for our next short trip to explore the country we live in and break out a bit. Destination: Shetland. That little archipelago far up north where not even … Continue reading →
And what a year it was indeed. So many changes: new places, new faces, new challenges and new hopes for each and both of us. But let’s not get into this too deep now, after all it’s the reason for this blog and why you are reading it (and quite frequently too, I hope).
Anyway it was a great year and a lot of great things happened.
We moved to Edinburgh, explored a bit of Scotland, found awesome new friends, cool jobs, and are experiencing quite some different every-day life compared to Germany. With some of this writers favourite things being to opening times of supermarkets and the overall friendliness of the locals (and no, I am not in sarcasm-mode as so often). We did some great bike trips to the outskirts of town, learnt pretty soon that walking to most places is a lot faster than taking the bus, and came to like the strong wind here since there’s never more than one grey-sky-winter-day in a row.
And Max even got a new nephew and a new niece that year, bringing the total up to a whopping five!
We really enjoyed ourselves are excitedly looking forward to what the new year might bring. There’s definitely a lot on our list: more and farther bike tours, camping in the highlands, touring midnight graveyards and someone has to write a master thesis too.
The first exciting thing to happen though is a wee trip the Shetlands in early February. And shortly after that we’re hoping to welcome our best friends from Berlin in our humble home here in Sciennes. Yeah!
We hope that you all were able to enjoy that last year 2012 just as much as we did, and that you’ll be having a blast and even more fun in the year 2013 ahead! Stay tuned in on this channel for more updates, more awesome pictures and the usual gibberish.