September 6, 2013 25 Comments
I’ve moved to Spain. Permanently. (I think) I’ve been meaning to tell you but I didn’t know what to say because I’m not quite settled. The past year has seen me (and my 3, now completely exhausted and exhausting children) live in Berlin, London, Berlin, Dubai, Berlin, Amman and now Barcelona.
We are still living in rented accommodation with rented furniture while I hunt around for a house. The other day I showed up for my 12pm appointment and when I rang the real estate office to ask which shop number they were the woman had the temerity to ask me if I could come back at 1?
“No, I can’t because it’s 12 now and I’m here.”
“Ah ok, then just wait in the cafe next door until 12:45″ was the response.
Well the…I walked over to Engel and Völkers for some good old Teutonic reliability but they didn’t have much in the way of houses so…I just asked my short-term let landlady if this could be more of a long term thing.So what am I doing here? I’m shaking sand out of every conceivable crevice. No, the big picture is we thought it would be better for the kids. To grow up by the sea, learning Spanish and French.
I have to rename this blog. Suzy Eats is taken. But I could do Suzy Ate At. Out with Suzy. Or what about Suzy Has a Screw Loose and Needs to Stop Moving Her Kids or Else Face Monstrous Psychologist Bills in the Future? Too long, maybe? What about Curiosity and Satisfaction? Because this blog is all about me getting a hunger itch and scratching it, usually with good results.
And what about all of you that read Foodie in Berlin because it’s about Food in Berlin? Well, I hope you stick around to see what the food is like around here. I will post about Berlin but not as frequently as in the past. Remember, you really are spoilt for choice with blogs in Berlin. You have Sylee (Berlinreified) who I have said on countless occasions is the original blogger of Berlin. Luisa’s Berlin blog (Berlin on a Platter). There is Stil in Berlin, who seem to have taken a decisive move into food blogging. And finally Paul’s Slow Travel Berlin which is a wonderful portal into everything and everyone Berlin.
In the next weeks, I will be putting up the new blog design thanks to the wonderful Daisy Lumley. Sorting out the name and cleaning up my archives. And once I have child care sorted, I will be in Berlin, trying out and writing about everything I’ve missed in the few months I’ve been away.