Friday, September 14, 2007

Tax time

Been busy sorting everything out for my German taxes the past week (due at the end of the month) as well as working and polishing all the wood floors. Very exciting stuff!

Just finished Two Caravans (a.k.a Strawberry Fields in the US) by Marina Lewycka. Charlotte gave it to me for my birthday this year. It's about exploiting illegal immigrants in the UK - a hot topic these days - and focuses on several characters of various nationalities and their experiences in different industries (the poultry industry especially is not shown in the best light - it's almost enough turn me off chicken forever...). The plot is a pretty convoluted and a lot of sad events are described in an almost comical tone which can be a bit off-putting, but it is a page turner and worth a read. I can also recommend the movie "Dirty Pretty Things" which is on the same topic and quite a thriller.

We're off to another wedding tomorrow! This time it's Daniel's cousin Rudolf and the location is Bonn...

1 comment:

Linda J said...

This has been a "wedding" year for you guys, hasn't it. Sounds like you've been busy as usual. Tell Daniel HI!