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I think it's time I acknowledged my total neglect of this blog.
I'm going to blame it entirely on having started a full time job: as soon as I set foot back in an office last May, my free time shrivelled dramatically and my public sharing of private experiences - particularly the professional ones - suddenly felt rather wrong. There are so many things I'd have liked to have shared about throwing myself into a new job not just in an entirely new field but also in a starkly different culture and a language I'd not yet got to grips with, but it quickly felt inappropriate to do so in such a public space - especially when I'd not done a very good job of picking an undercover blogging moniker.
And now, after 14 months of German office life, a period that has been at times rather challenging and hugely frustrating but on the whole extremely rewarding, there's an even greater life event on the cards: there's a Dietz bun in the proverbial oven. Though there have been various entertaining tales along the journey thus far - and no doubt there'll be many more - I'm wholly aware that all my present experiences are entirely shaped by Being Pregnant and the last thing I want to do is for Frau Dietz's Letters to turn into a Mummy Blog. So I thought it'd be easier just to admit defeat.
I'd like to think I'll pop back here and pick up blogging again at some point but in the meantime, if you'd to keep up with my food-related goings on, please wander over to Eating Wiesbaden, where you'll find sporadically posted German recipes and stories of vaguely bacchanalian Dietz Family Outings amongst reviews of the bars and restaurants in my locality, as well as further afield (there's also a Facebook page). And if you don't, well, thank you very, very much for having kept up with my ramblings over the last couple of years and I wish you all the very best :)