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!

14 August 2011

where Mel was Bourne.

thanks to Roz McQuillon via redbubble for posting this glorious Melbourne masterpiece
Tomorrow is the day I will dip my toes into the world of Melbourne. 
Apparently I like to blog the night before I move somewhere, it's a funny wee habit that I have acquired along the road of relocation. One of the perils of having a somewhat obsessive nature, is that packing turns into a huge production that is neither fun or exciting for my Mr Lover and I. I can only hope that after such a debacle I have managed to remember every little essential item so as to be ready for my big adventure.

02 August 2011

very bad blogger!

The last post was close to 2 months ago and this makes me a very bad blogger. In justifying my reason for very low blogging activity, I can say I have a fairly legitimate excuse. The name of the blog is Berliner-Elle and the reason for launching this blog was to share my Berlin experiences. I felt like a bit of a cheater for blogging about things that didn't take place in Berlin. After some recent travelling I just cannot fathom how many amazing opportunities there were to blog that I let slip through my fingers. In saying that, I've decided that this blog will remain active and I will continue to blog about all things life - irrespective of them being in Berlin. This makes me very happy.