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Book Reflections- My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

If you haven’t yet read My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante (about childhood in a poor neighborhood in 1950s Naples) read this extract and if you like it, go away … Continue reading

January 25, 2016 · 3 Comments

Book Reflections- Absurdistan by Eric Campbell

For my Canberra book group we once read Absurdistan by Gary Steyngart but one member of the group confused the author and read a book with the same title but … Continue reading

January 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Public art in Berlin

I love Berlin. I think it’s my favourite city. It’s so alive and multicultural. The museums are astonishing and the public art is amazing. Canberra, Australia where I lived until … Continue reading

January 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Street Art in Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin

I┬álove to look at street art and my family are used to me stopping in the middle of a street to inspect the art, wherever we are in the world. … Continue reading

January 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Berlin museums

On New Year’s Day Berlin was covered in fog and cold so we headed to Museum island. We caught the U-Bahn to Alexander Platz and watched people enjoying ice skating. … Continue reading

January 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

New year’s eve in Berlin

We had a leisurely start this morning before rugging up and venturing outside into the -2C chilly air. We walked to a play ground near our apartment. Our children played … Continue reading

January 1, 2016 · Leave a comment