ROW80 Check In

I seem to have skipped the last check-in, due to some confusion about the day it was meant to go online.

Never mind.

Here’s my Sunday Update for A Round of Words in 80 Days and National Novel Writing Month. It’s brought to you on the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, and that means today is a very special day here in Germany.

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25 years since the Berlin Wall came tumbling down

My first trip to the German Democratic Republic was not the nicest one I’ve ever been on.
It was the summer of 1988, and it took my parents all the way from Solingen to the border to lull one-year-old me to sleep. We were on the way to visit friends in East-German city Dresden.


“When we got to the border at Herleshausen, I was hoping they’d wave us right through, with you sleeping away on the backseat”, my mum Marion recalls. However, the border guard was not sympathetic.


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