Honestly, a walk through the Valley in Brisbane and then heading out a couple of days after I got back to Berlin was the best cure to jetlag and homesickness
Then after, myself and a few others went to a bar at Neukölln, had a cocktail and also this Apfelstreudel shot (the shot was on the house)
Went out to Muehlenmarkt which is at Neukölln. You walk down a lighted walkway as if you were about to go to a rave or a bar until you reach this space which kind of is like Holzmarkt at Ostkreuz. Then you go inside this huge warehouse with music playing, people dancing and clutching beer or glühwein while they look over cool, hipster, vintage type clothes. Everyone is very cool..
TIL Right to Repair testimony happening recently.
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The Chinese food market at the centre of the deadly Sars-like virus outbreak has claimed they sold live koalas, snakes, rats and wolf pups to locals to eat.
And I thought Chinese tourists getting into trouble for smuggling out as much baby milk powder out of the country was odd...
Uaargghhh.. going from 34C to -4 C
Australia - if fire and smoke won't kill you in the capital, we'll send over some golf ball sized hail stones.
Went to the Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art for art and wild animals :D
The Queen's statement:
I recognise the challenges they have experienced as a result of intense scrutiny over the last two years and support their wish for a more independent life.
I want to thank them for all their dedicated work across this country, the Commonwealth and beyond, and am particularly proud of how Meghan has so quickly become one of the family.
One of the local birds looks like it's collecting some small twigs (maybe building a nest?) - it keeps on flying towards the house roof, picking up the bits on the roof then flying off. It's done this 3 times this morning alone.
The US threatened to impose 25% tariffs on cars to push Europeans to initiate proceedings against Iran for violating the nuclear deal, the German defence minister has confirmed.
> But the threat is a further insight into Trump’s modus operandi with Europe – in effect using threats of economic sanctions and the power of the dollar to try to force Europe to follow US foreign policy.
Bush turkey walking along the garden and then the fence after the rain
The team, led by Southern Cross University's Professor Ed Burton, has found the naturally occurring metal chromium 3 can be converted by extreme bushfire heat into the highly toxic and cancerous chromium 6.
Chromium 6 is the substance spotlighted by renowned American environmentalist Erin Brockovich, who blew the whistle on high concentrations in the water supply of her home town in southern California
The problem with catching up with someone whom you haven't seen for that long and you don't really follow them that closely on social media is that the person you know is 'them' 8 years ago.
My friend commented that through me, she saw what she was like as a person in the past and learnt a bit more about herself and what stage she is like now.
Also, I have very good memories of what happened 8, 9, 10 years ago of them, because those were the only memories I have.
Had a really good catch up today with a good friend as well as previous coworker whom I haven't seen for nearly 8 years now.
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Farmers in Queensland's drought-declared and bushfire-hit Southern Downs Region say they are devastated the council is allowing a company to take up to 96 million litres of water a year for bottling.
Catching up with a coworker/housemate (yes, I used to live with a coworker :D) after several years of not catching up back in Australia. Have some Hanf Glühwein, German tea, and vegan chocolate, as well as a box of zimt chocolate for the old office.
This was published in 2016:
Australia to be 'isolated' from global research after CSIRO climate cuts
> Staff were told last week the CSIRO planned to cut about 100 full-time researchers from the Ocean and Atmosphere division alone.
CSIRO is a national research institute