Alles über Swansea

Back in Abertawe

I decided to join Kathleen and Caro on a trip to Swansea and travelled to Swansea for at least one week. I had great holidays and was far away from all the other problems. What a pity I am already back to real life ;)

The first day I met my football team Ajax Treesdown I played for last year and we beat the 7th University team with 4 to 1 in a league game on Wednesday afternoon. Afterwards we went out to Wind Street as usual ;) On Thursday I decided with Tony, James and Moses to go to London for one night. Luckily Tony had to sort something out in London, so we could back up our trip ;) It took us about 5 hours to drive to London, but finally it was worth every minute.  We met Alison, went to revolutions, then to a random club in Soho and at last joined a person playing saxophone in front of a boots store because we could not manage to get into another club anymore ;) On Saturday finally we could make our way to Uplands Diner and enjoyed some amazing food (see pictures). After having food I went shopping in Swansea, unluckily I had some problems with my credit card and they always had to phone to germany when I wanted to buy anything. I probably spent about an hour on waiting for the authorisation of my credit card … that is why I missed Primark at the end … Saturday evening we went out to Bank Statement, Pitchers & Pianos, Revolutions, Aspers (a casino, we won some money actually) and I ended up at the McDonalds for breakfast, sorry again to James, hope your shift the next day was not too bad ;) So Sunday we just watched some television, went for dinner to miahs (great buffet) and to Wind Street for a few coke(s) ;)   It was great to see you all again and I appreciated the warm welcome I got from every person.

Thanks to Tony, James and Ann for the accommodation. It was nice to see you all again, especially Alison, Thaya, Ann, James, Aled, Sam and the whole Ajax team. I hope I did not forget anyone. Otherwise please let me know ;) Once again special thanks to James who drove me to Port Talbot to catch the bus I missed in Swansea ;)

Ferry booked

On Tuesday, the 23rd of June at 8pm I am leaving Great Britain and will arrive in Lauf around midday on Wednesday. It was a great year and I made lots of new friends and experiences. There were many farewell parties the last days and I wrote a little diary for the last two weeks, because there were many things going on. I hope to add it to my blog, soon.

RoadTrip Pictures

I have uploaded a couple of pictures from our roadtrip in april … you can see them here 

Full Photoalbum

Brynmill Dragons Cup Winner



Who are Brynmill Dragons?

8 lads founded a squad for the university 5-a-side tournament, most players have the origin of a 5-a-side student team playing every Sunday on playfootball.net, so we knew already how to play together. Especially after the tournament the Brynmill Dragons are a well-known team in Swansea that would deserve an entry on wikipedia ;)

Why Brynmill Dragons?

Mostly everyone lives in the surrounding area of Brynmill. The Dragon comes from the national Welsh Dragon.

Tournament History

The Cup was made up of two leagues, the best four sides of each league succeeded to play the finals on one day. Every second tuesday we had to play in our league. At the end we one 10 , just drew 1 and lost 0 games. The finals were scheduled on a single day and unfortunately I was much too late with tony, gerard missed his plane (really), micha was injured and mohamed could not make it due to misterious reasons (i am not serious) ;) . Moreover Denise came 15 minutes too late. Thus we were afraid of getting straight knocked out in the quarter finale, because we had no warm up and had no subs for all matches. Bad start, good ending … We won both quarter and semi finale. We were already back by two in the finale after three minutes, yet by fighting, putting as much effort as possible in the last game and remaining smart we could win the match with 4 to 3. We scored two goals within the last minute …

What did we win?

There is a tournament trophy on which our name will be engraved, furthermore every member got a medal and we got a pack of hydro active water that is mostly emptied already …


Thanks to Bryan, Denise, Tony, Freddy, Gerard, Mohamed and Micha

All About Rugby and Football

Having a coffe at Starbucks on last Monday I decided with some friends to buy some tickets for the FA Cup tie of Swansea versus Premier League team Fulham. Due to Valentines day and the rugby match of Wales against England in the Six Nations Cup it was not already sold out. It was a great atmosphere in the stadium, a close and tense match. Unfortunately Swansea’s performance was just enough for a draw, but they should have deserved a win, since they made the game and scored both goals (one own goal) …

Afterwards whole Wales went delirious because of the rugby match. Every Pub was packed with Welsh people shouting for their team. We headed into The Mills, enjoyed some beer and the win over England. Honestly England performed very well and it was not an easy game for Wales, but however they won the match. I would like to play rugby some time, but I think it took me some seconds to get injured badly, so I will just watch ;)

On Tuesday David and Anna-Lena are visiting me. I am looking forward to see them and hope we are having a good time. That’s why I will take it easy the next days, have to tidy and get as much sleep as possible before …

Snowy Swansea

The day started not too good when I woke up a little bit late for university. I had been shortly in the bathroom, rushed downstairs, drank a tea, ate some cheese and took a banana. Then I went off the house to head to my first lecture at 11.Surprisingly it had snowed a lot during the night and that’s why I was even more annoyed because it took me longer to get to university. Luckily mostly every student who had lecture was outside the streets and told me that there will probably no lectures today because of the snow fall. Okay, I went back to my house and checked my emails.

All lectures cancelled

I took on my gloves, made a snowman in front of our house with Thaya and later on I went to the Singleton Park near the Campus with Thaya, Kathleen, Caro and Jane. We had a nice walk and snowball fight and got back at about  half one. It was amazing seeing all the students beeing happy because of the snow. In Swansea it is really uncommon that there will be snow, so everyone was „happily surprised“. I think today mostly no one worked, the university just announced on their website following statement … 

Due to the adverse weather Swansea University is Closed 03 February. All university buildings are closed until further notice. Please check back for more news as the situation changes.

Instead Felix had to go to University in Dublin ;)

completely askew but one of the best in the street ;)

completely askew but one of the best in the street ;)

Last days before Christmas!

What happened the last days before I went back home to Germany for Christmas and New Years Eve? Actually I don’t remember much at all since it is already mostly two months ago. But I try to mention the most important things.

Internet Computing Coursework: The deadline of my coursework was the last day of university. Hence I did not too much before and had lots of work to  do at the end. However I did quite well and could hand In the coursework 8 hours before the deadline. I think in Germany I never ever had handed In a work soo early ;) btw… I got the best possible mark *happy* ;)

SnowBall: It is essentially the same as Christmas Clubbing in Bamberg. There’s a dress code so the girls dress up and the boys wear suits and ties. I had to get up early to get the tickets from the Office for the Snowball. Afterwards I enjoyed a haircut and went to some lectures I had to go. Straight from the lectures I had to head to the City Centre to get a suit. When I had finished my preparations for the evening I had no time to have a propper supper in the evening. I strongly believe that is the reason why I got really drunk at this evening ;) But it was an amazing night out in Oceana with lots of friends!



London: My family (unluckily without my father) visited me the last days in Swansea. I showed them the university, we enjoyed a dinner at „Oriental Garden“, went to the City Centre and on Thursday evening I went out with my sister to SinCity (student night). Afterwards we drove to Bristol with my car and from there took the bus to London. We spent 3 days in London and had been sightseeing all 3 days. Very exhausted at the end we „flew back“ from Stansted to Nuremberg. From there on I drove back to our house to Lauf, for sure, I did not forget driving on the right side!

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