Happy New Year! I hope you all had a great New Year’s Eve and are looking forward to what 2017 will bring. For us, everything is new.
On 21st December 2016, after three and a half fabulous years of living in wonderful Copenhagen, we left Denmark for good. This was a very hard decision because we all fell in love with the country. Our daughter, Cecelia, was even born there so it will always have a very special place in my heart.
We spent Christmas back in the UK and arrived in our new home city on 28th December. We are now residents of Berlin, Germany.
It’s difficult to write much about this latest adventure as it’s hardly started. But I can tell you that we are living in an apartment in Mitte, a fascinating part of former East Berlin. From our bedroom window I can see the church steeple of Sophienkirche.
It’s an historic church that also attracts tourists for another reason. In 1964, the civil rights campaigner, Martin Luther King, preached here. His words seem just as prophetic in 2017; “No man-made barrier can erase the fact that God’s children live on both sides of the Wall.”
Our own apartment building is still littered with the bullet holes from the Second World War. We are just a stone’s throw away from Museum Island and Berlin Cathedral. This area is steeped in history and I can’t wait to explore it.
Currently we are surrounded by boxes, have hardly any lights in our apartment (like Danes, Germans take the ceiling lights with them when they move), no curtains, no bank account and no wifi. I can’t find anything and we have quickly realised that we have acquired too much stuff!
But there is a sense of excitement in our household as we enter 2017 and embrace another adventure. (I guess that means I’ll have to change the name of my blog.) So Happy 2017 everyone. I hope it brings us all good health and happiness.
Viel Gluck (the U should have an umlaut above it but I can’t find one)!
You’re amazing Alex,… this gives a little glimpse of your new life in this new year, thank you! Much love and blessings for 2017 in Berlin Faye xxx
Thanks Faye. It’s a challenging week but hopefully once we are registered and have bank accounts and mobiles, life will get easier! xx