Living with the Anders
Trip Start May 05, 2008
119Trip End May 05, 2013
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I have started looking for work in Berlin. The job market is different than what I know in Ireland or New Zealand. I am a .NET developer and there not than many .NET jobs in Berlin. Berlin has an awesome startup scene though, the best known start-up being SoundCloud. I have a contact there through I good friend I traveled with in Australia. This will be useful. I have signed up with a number of job sites and have been working with a really good recruiter based out of London. I had one interview so far but it didn't work out. Angie, has applied to 7 hospitals in Berlin, she received 6 responses, 5 interviews and 3 or 4 offers. She will begin working from 1st Nov, the very day we are due to move into our Wohnung.
The summer weather has been great. We went on a trip with Angie's parents and their friends Birgid and Claus Dieter to a small town between here and Berlin where we rented canoes and paddled on the Spray for 4 hrs. There was a really great wine and music festival in Meißen that we went to. All the fruit trees here are heavily laden with apples and pears. We did a spot of fruit picking and managed to gather about 150 kg of apples and pears. A mobile press will come around next week and juice it all for us. Also went to see a movie at the Dresden outdoor cinema on the banks of the Elbe. The movie was "The Artist", perfect first movie for me in German : )
I have signed up for a 4 week German course run by ESL Prolog starting in October. It will be Mon-Fri every week, 4 hours a day. This should help improve my German no end.
It has been really nice to spend a month at Angie's. I have gotten to know her family way better and my Sächsisch is coming on too : )