About the Relle

Born and raised in Auckland, New Zealand I was nearing my completion of the tried and true steps to becoming an adult. University? check! Job of 2 years? Check! Living independently away from home? Check! Ready for something more challenging and a whole lot bigger than Auckland, I moved to Berlin in April 2010. As a Kiwi, avoiding an OE is about as unlikely as Tom Cruise converting to sanity, although choosing Berlin made for a pretty bold move. Not being ready for adulthood and frightened by the multitude of friends marrying and contemplating children..it was time to gap. Armed with very little comprehension of the German language but a big yearning for all things unknown we set off on one big year adventure. I aim to provide insight into life on the other side and hopefully convince all those doubtful kids out there that you can conquer Berlin!

28 June 2010

Back on the blog..

I am officially back up and running after nearly a complete blog-free month.  I was probably too busy enjoying all the public football viewings..beer..and lying in the sunshine.  Not to rub it in friends, family and followers but we have full-blown Summer happening over here in Berlin,  my main train of thought upon waking is 'where shall I lie in the sunshine today?'   There will now be a steady influx of posts relaying my events over the month of June and I'm looking forward to it! 


Mr Peeper

Today's entry is unbelievably horrifying.  It's often the most shocking moments of your life that make for exceptional stories and provide the most amusement!

09 June 2010

Boobs and Bikes

My new bike is a sweet ride, I feel like it may be the becoming of me.  Today we went on an adventure to Tiergarten in 30 degree sunny skies.  I wrote down what appeared to be fool-proof directions to Tiergarten (thanks to the help of BBBike Berlin).  At direction 8 of 12 I got madly lost, ending up on the other side of the River and having no clue where in Berlin I was.  I had to bike back for a good 20 minutes trying to find a road among the shlerers and shleises that sounded familiar.  A bridge, a beach bar, a near death collision with a small child and I arrive in Tiergarten well overtime.  I'm going to get a little picture just to show to you the extent of this park, 20km of bikers heaven.

07 June 2010

We like big bears and we cannot lie..those other bears can't deny

Berlin has decided it's Summer and the City is buzzing!

With Sunny skies comes mischief..grilling, sunbathing and visiting bears.  Live, roaring, people-eating bears tucked away in a small enclosure in the middle of Kollnischer Park next to Dan's work.  In my ignorance I'm going to call that quirky, as I have no clue to the significance of having 2 brown bears in the middle of a City.  They seem happy enough with their own private keeper, a pool to cool down in and plenty of visitors.  Given Berlin loves it's history there's gotta be a great story behind them, for now they are Berlin's living mascots Schnute and Maxi.

01 June 2010

Pause at 37 seconds!

For those who wanted to check the Subject60 party, follow the attached link to Face Hunter's blog and watch the movie from the night.  Better yet, pause at 37 seconds and you'll see me in all my glory milling around the cocktail bar. SNAPPED!!!  The guy featured was perhaps my own personal bartender for the night..sad but true.  Anyway I have a little crush on Face Hunter and love his work, hopefully this clip sells him to you and gets you all on board.  Take note of Lykke Li's performance...*sigh*...amazing!
Bye for  now X