Author Archives: rrettenmier

About rrettenmier

In September 2010, Dan and I received working visas for the United Kingdom. We sold our condo, quit our jobs and packed our bags to move to London. This blog (though a few months late) is designed to update our friends and family back home about where we are and what we are up to.

Mom’s Visit to Berlin

Once I found out the news that I would no longer be living in Berlin, I tried to convince my mom to come for a visit before it was too late. We found out on August 15th and by August 24th … Continue reading

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Robbed of Time in Berlin

On August 15th, it was announced that my company was going bankrupt. After getting over the initial shock of it all, I think what I was most upset about was losing my time in Berlin. I felt robbed. If I … Continue reading

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Abu Dhabi Again

During the beginning of August in Berlin, I kept busy with a few different meetup events including Thirsty Thursdays with Girls Gone International, Yoga morning flow in Tiergarten Park, and my regular Sunday 5 km run through Tiergarten. I attended the International … Continue reading

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Anniversary in Oman

Initially, I had planned a romantic anniversary weekend in Venice but, unfortunately, Dan told me he just couldn’t take any time off during this busy work period…there may have even been a Skype argument over this very topic. However, I decided … Continue reading

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July in Berlin

After Dan returned to Abu Dhabi on Canada Day, I spent the next three and a half weeks in Berlin. The weather during July was not really the European summer I was hoping for with lots of rain and clouds, … Continue reading

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Eid Weekend in Berlin

The end of June also marked the end of Ramadan and a 3 day public holiday in the UAE. We decided this would be a great opportunity for Dan to spend some time in Berlin. He flew in via Düsseldorf … Continue reading

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Sofia, Bulgaria

When my friend Jen invited me to join her and Shazar for a girls weekend in Sofia, Bulgaria, I of course said yes. I am not sure how they selected it, but I do know Jen was looking to visit … Continue reading

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