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Welcome to my blog where fear and phobias rule the day. My own phobias include, clowns, balloons popping, planes, planes crashing, planes filled with clowns crashing, planes filled with clowns holding balloons crashing....you get the general idea. Oh and although I love animals I hate them dressed up in clothes.

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My pub
Kate Brownes Pub

These guys defy description
Dean and Nigel

They are painfully cool and they like Duran Duran to boot

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Thursday, September 19, 2002  
IN spite of being dirty, chaotic and frustrating, Venice have left me completely weak at the knees with it"s beauty. Full pink moon, chandeliers, canals, little black cats sitting in windows and gorgeous people. Divine.

6:58 PM

Thursday, September 12, 2002  

Well I couldn't be more wrong. Copenhagen was wonderful and a lot more zany than I gave it credit for. You have to love a place where you see people drinking beer with their breakfast. I totally loved it. Pity I have been sick for the last week sniffing pathetically around Europe clutching my bottle of echinacea. Such a waste of good drinking time. I am now feeling much better and am in Berlin and the land of chocolate, beer and cheese. mmmmmmm.

Berlin is quite amazing, modern, very groovy but with a bit of a dark edge due to events of the past. It is so hard to not mention the war I have found - but I am giving it my best shot. One problem is that Germans have no idea how to dress. Most of the middle aged men dress like the bear contingent at mardi gras - all beards, leather waistcoats and boots. But somehow I suspect they are not bears which just makes it tragic. They just don't have a clue. As for the ladies of Berlin, they seem to favour lots of tattoos, shaved heads and boots. It is a shock after the land of the glamorous Scandinavians who seem to float about looking effortlessly gorgeous at all times. Roxanne's theory thinks that Germany is providing the perfect asthetic break for us before we head to Italy. She could be right.

So far my impressions and experiences of Germany have been:

Whatever food is available there is always a chocolate alternative. (muesli, sandwiches, drinks...)
Beer is available everywhere and at all times
Sandals and socks are virtually compolsory
They seem to like angels - they are everywhere. On bridges, roofs, churches, statues, paintings, graffiti
The Geese here are scary motherfuckers and will mug you for food
The Squirrels are bright red, fluffy and very cute

Will let you know when I think of some more. Off outside now to enjoy the sun and the SS museum.

8:00 PM

Sunday, September 01, 2002  
Wonderful Wonderful Copenhagen

Err I'm not quite there yet. Still in Sydney, still sorting out my life and I still don't have any godamm shoes. Hopefully I will be able to have a bit of a blog every now and then while I am away. But just to leave you wanting more, are some facts about Copenhagen:

Population: 5,368,354 (January 1st, 2002)
Area: 43,094 sq. km.
Government type: Constitutional monarchy
Legislative branch: unicameral parliament (or Folketing), 179 seats, including 2 from Greenland and 2 from the Faroe Islands).
Chief of state: Queen Margrthe II
Head of government: Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen (from November 2001)
Climate: temperate; humid and overcast; mild, windy winters and cool summers
Religions: Predominantly evangelical lutheran, but also other protestant, roman catholic, and islam

WOW! Those crazy Danes - from that little fact file it sounds like my week in the Paris of the North is going to be more fun than a drug filled weeked in Ibiza. Shall let you know what it's REALLY like soonish. But until then.... Godnat.

4:09 PM

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