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The Blackbird’s Nest

Is the title of a recent anthology of poetry including poets associated with Queens for the last 100 years. On Saturday was the official Poetry Gala which I attended due to a free ticket sponsored by the English Society. I had a nice and enjoyable evening, although the most famous author (won the Nobel Price!!!) was missing. Another riddle to solve!J
Unfortunately, the evening coincided with a short trip to the North Coast. I decided for a compromise spend Friday up there and returning in time to Belfast. I had a splendid day (sunny) with Stuart, Melanie and Eva, the coastline is definitely a must see for those of you coming around…
Too much gerunds today and I don’t know why. Women won’t be mentioned this time. Next week is off because it’s reading week. We are supposed to read. Of course, I will do that as an international model student. Sure thing!



2 Kommentare 5.11.06 11:29, kommentieren

Towards Galway

We used the last week-end to visit Dominik, one of Eva’s fellow students from Heidelberg, at Galway. Gaillimh (Gaelic) is on the Western coast of the Republic of Ireland. Its university has 20-30 000 students compared to a total number of 90 000 inhabitants. It’s a little bit like Trier in regard to the atmosphere. We travelled by bus i.e. 7-8 hours. My bum is really flat now, some exercise must be done.
Galway is a lovely town and for all Ireland travellers an interesting stop. I enjoyed the sea, meeting new people and the genuine Irish pubs. And they have got Euro, what a blessing. Some very special friends I found in Syndy und Kloks (not sure about the pronunciation). Kloks is even able to walk under my jumber. Very special indeed, a big thank you to our host and Eva for that trip. Definitely a good thing to do.



1 Kommentar 13.11.06 12:39, kommentieren

There is no ‘hamster’ in Gaelic

Ciara and me discovered in one of our trilingual classes (German, English, Gaelic), that there is no word for HAMSTER in Gaelic. It’s unbelievable that such an essential animal should be missing in a language at all. So we created ‘hamsteír’ and hope that the Royal Irish Academy will reward our effort with medals, money or something similar. For all of u the Gaelic basics:


Dia Diut (sprich: dschia ditsch) – Hi
Tá tú an-doighiúil (sprich: dojel) – Du bist schön
Is grá liom thú – (sprich: is gra lom hu) - Ich liebe Dich!
Slán -  Bye


All in all, it has been a rather moderate week without any notable scandals, orgies or anecdotes. At least William is always present. Next week we will get our essay topics…cannot wait to get started


Big hug



2 Kommentare 19.11.06 12:46, kommentieren

First casualtie in Northern Irish winter

my "I love Bonn" umbrella was seriously affected by the strong wind blowing on the last week-end. I had to spend some time on repairing it...but now it is as good as new

This week I wrote two essays for my modules. So there was not much free time to do anything else. Still there are two more to go...*uarhhgh* Well, at least I signed up for the Dublin Houseparty in two weeks. The concept sounds quite familiar: take a bus full of international studends and drop them in a house at the outskirts of Dublin and there u r->Erstifahrt the Irish way.

Yesterday Eva recieved some visitors from Germany for the week-end. The house is now occuupied by our grand nation! Best thing: Mum send me an SPONGEBOB advent calendar. That's the cool stuff for cool people!!!!!



25.11.06 17:14, kommentieren