45 Hours in Vienna: Before the Exam

By no means are 45 hours enough for Vienna! But I left the UK in late October, started a new job three days later, and had a professional exam at the end of the month. I had neither enough leave, money nor free time to give Vienna the time and attention it deserves, and right into the middle of my short weekend sits the European Board Exam, an oral examination lasting three hours. Preparation was as thorough as it could be, with scientific matter following me even...

Moving Countries with a cat

Unlike Holly Golightly, I didn’t plan to leave the cat behind when moving… continents. I was only moving across the English Channel, but it felt like a continent. For twelve years, we have had a little tortoiseshell cat. My then boyfriend and I adopted her from the Mayhew Animal home in North London in 2002, and she came to live with me when I moved into a house with garden three years ago. When I moved back to Germany in 2014, there was no question that the...