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Coming out of lurking to introduce myself

Hi, I lurk a lot but finally have the courage to say hello. I am engaged and moved to Frankfurt due to my FI's 2 year job transfer. I have been trying to do Rosetta Stone, but the langauge is so hard! I also managed to land a 5 months internship which I am grateful for, but I am already planning to deal with the visa issue all over again come June. Anyway I just wanted to say hello : )

Re: Coming out of lurking to introduce myself

  • Welcome to ex-lurkdom on the world's best board! :)
  • Hello and welcome to the board!
  • Thank you! I am very jealous of both your babies. They are so adorable. I keep telling my FI that if it were not completely creepy and weird I would be tempted to go to one of the Expat mom groups around here to meet people and play with all the babies. He just looks at me strangely when I say that and then hands me our dog.
  • Welcome.  If you have any questions, invariably we have been through it.
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    He just looks at me strangely when I say that and then hands me our dog.

    :)  I don't think it's weird.  Babies are fun to play with and you can just hand them back when they get hungry and grumpy!

  • Welcome! I think if you read this board often, you'll realize what a coup getting an internship really was! Enjoy it!



  • Welcome to another German nestie!  This is by far the best board ever, because these ladies are just so awesome! 

    It is definately good for you that you have your internship.  Do they speak German at all where you are working or do you speak English?   The more you are surrounded with the language, the easier it is to pick up. Is there a chance that you might be able to extend the internship after the 5 mos?  Or maybe they could hire you?  Try to put feelers out for jobs too.  Will you and your FI be getting married soon?  This, of course, is the simplest way through the visa problem :)

     As far as your mommy group idea, I think Frankfurt has an American women's club.  One thing that might be fun, you could offer babysitting services.  I know lots of expat moms who are desperate to find someone trustworthy and English speaking to watch their little ones.  This way, you could play with the babies :)

    Good luck to you and your FI.  Enjoy living in Germany, it is a great place to be.
  • Hi and welcome.  This is a great & friendly board.  Can't wait to hear more about you & your move.  Best of luck with the language!
  • Hi!  Congrats on your internship and good luck w/the classes.
  • Hi and welcome.  I'm about 20 miles from Frankfurt.  There is an American Women's Club of the Taunus, I have joined but not gone to any events yet, so can't tell you much there.  I hope that you are enjoying yourself.  Feel free to ask any questions.
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  • I go to a mommy and me group that has more mommies than mes :)  There are only two kids in the group (my son, and a little 3 year old).  Other than that, it's a group of like 10 women who get together and hang out! 
  • Hello and welcome!
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  • Hi, welcome to the board.  Hope you're enjoying Germany.
  • Welcome. German isn't that hard, I promise. Good luck!

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  • Welcome to the board! All of the women on here are very insightful. If you just feel like ranting or have any questions to ask, here is the place to be! I hope youre liking Germany so far.
  • Welcome to the board and congrats on your internship!
  • Welcome.  I can sympathize with learning german!  Enjoy your experience and hope to see you around!

  • Hello and welcome! :)
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  • hi and welcome!
  • Welcome! This is a wonderful board.
  • welcome to germany! i've been here 2 yrs and still am struggling with the language. do your best to try and pick it up now, because it's easy to fall out of the habit and lose interest. one thing that's helped me is babysitting for a couple german kids. but like joernsangel mentioned, babysitting for enlgsh speaking kids could also be a good way to get out and meet people.

    that's awesome u found an internship- hope you enjoy it.

  • Thank you all for the warm welcome! I am so full of German food right now. I will say one of the biggest pros of living here has been the food. The bakeries and traditional German fare are wonderful and compared to other parts of Europe it is not too expensive. Also we can bring our dog to most places which is interesting and kind of fun : ) I look forward to participating and becoming a part of this online community. I have noticed that the women on this board seem really supportive and just great and I look forward to chatting with you all.?
  • Welcome! You'll love it here.
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