I am back from my holiday sojourn through the eastern lands of the European Union, and it was an altogether enjoyable experience. Interestingly, I found returning to Germany something akin to a homecoming. The optimistic side of me would like to interpret this as meaning that I've learned how to function more comfortably in German society than previously thought, but I doubt this for several reasons that I shan't go into here.
In any event, I haven't been able to scratch the blogging itch for over a week now, so I'll be writing at a faster pace than usual for the time being. Do try and keep up.