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Prenzlauer Berg (not really much of a mountain)

So, on Friday I left work at midday and boxed all my crap up that was spread over two apartments (Kreuzberg and Friedrichshain) and organized a bunch of friends to get together on Saturday to move my sorry ass over to Prenzlauer Berg. One word – it was amazing! I couldn’t believe how quickly it all happened. I was expecting a full days worth of work – but it was done in just a few hours. I mean, by noon Saturday I was staring in disbelief at all my crap in my room in my new apartment……I really was rather shocked. We then went around the corner for some pizza and beer and a bit of good cheer…..the beers just kept flowing (hmmm, is that fortunate or unfortunate – I’m not sure) and the day/night just continued on. Went to Mauerpark and then ended up in a sushi restaurant somewhere not too far away (but really quite good) to get some much needed sustenance (between all those beers) and finally some random bar in a park God knows where chatting away to the guy that runs the place whilst listening to some very minimal minimal 😉

I have to mention a few lucky things from that day:

  • All the friends I asked to help turned up (thanks guys!!)
  • The weather was perfect – it couldn’t have been better
  • We got parking spots directly out the front of my new building – talk about lucky

So I guess you could consider all things combined to be a good omen. My new apartment is really nice, and although I haven’t had much time to hang with my new flatmates (I’m always at work or out), they seem really cool. The only thing I really have to get onto is getting my room into some kind of order – it is an absolute mess at the moment, boxes of crap everywhere – God. I was starting to get onto it last night with the hopes that I could get my desk built – but I ended up just playing musical chairs with boxes and getting the basic layout done before meeting up with a friend for a beer or two. So – this weekend I can hopefully get a lot of it done – although there are a few things I’d like to go to as well. Grrrrr. I probably shouldn’t be going to anything though considering how freaking broke I am 🙁

Prenzlauer Berg is a massive change from either Kreuzberg or Friedrichshain, it is very clean and pretty but at the same time has heaps of things around – nice cafés and bars – I mean, KulturBrauerei is just down the road which is kinda cool. A lot of good bands play there regularly. It’s funny though, most of my friends live either in Friedrichshain or Kreuzberg, so moving here was a little worrying to start with…but I guess I’m getting the hang of it. A major advantage is that there is hardly any broken glass around – already this year I think I’ve had about 7 or 8 flat tires on my bike – so hopefully this will reduce that amount rather significantly 🙂

So that’s the news – oh, it was my wedding anniversary on Wednesday, I thought it was going to be a bit of a sad day for me (for us?), but Ina and I met up and had a very nice dinner at dos palillos. It’s a very strange situation really, I mean, as far as we’ve discussed together, and from what I understand (and feel) I think we both want to be friends and try to rekindle the love we had for one another (the love that I helped destroy), but I don’t know the rules to that. How often are we meant to meet etc. It’s all very confusing. I am most definitely confused. I wonder if Ina is thinking the same – maybe I should just ask her……..

p.s. Gonna check out this mini performance art festival at Hebbel Am Ufer with a friend tomorrow night….might be a bit of fun….you should come along if you’re in the area! Testing Stage


Is that it, maybe….

Well, I guess I haven’t had the energy to post for a while since my life has been somewhat in tatters lately. Ina and I have gone our separate ways and I have been living out of Kreuzberg for the last while. I guess it is a really sad time for both of us. I guess we both kind of gave up on each other for whatever reasons. Who knows what the future will bring, it is all so uncertain.

So this is for us, we had some good times, I would like to have more……but I no longer have any control over that…….