November 23, 2013
The cafe opens an hour later now that the summer is over. Unfortunately this means that I don’t always see Ali every morning. Fortunately I did catch him late this afternoon as he was on his way home.
I’m glad I did. That coat is something else! 

The cafe opens an hour later now that the summer is over. Unfortunately this means that I don’t always see Ali every morning. Fortunately I did catch him late this afternoon as he was on his way home.

I’m glad I did. That coat is something else! 

November 17, 2013

Another Sunday outing with Ali and his boss today. After some Turkish tea and some lunch, we drove out to one of the apple orchards near Potsdam. There were no more apples to be picked, but we had a wander around the farmer’s market there. 

We then drove to the opposite side of the city to the Dong Xuan Center in Lichtenberg. This is a huge indoor market selling all sorts of exotic things. Ali and his boss needed to stock up on purses and wallets which they sell at the shop. And they insisted that I pick one out for myself, of course!

November 15, 2013
It’s been a few weeks since the last photo as I have been on holiday in Morocco to celebrate my birthday. I saw Ali for the first time last Sunday, as I was taking out the rubbish at the end of my shift. He was leaning out of his window and after a quick chat he threw a Mars Bar out the window for me to catch!
I remember this leather hoody from last winter, although the leather backpack is new. It reminds me of the ones I’ve seen some of the other (younger) fashionable residents of Neukölln carrying around. 

It’s been a few weeks since the last photo as I have been on holiday in Morocco to celebrate my birthday. I saw Ali for the first time last Sunday, as I was taking out the rubbish at the end of my shift. He was leaning out of his window and after a quick chat he threw a Mars Bar out the window for me to catch!

I remember this leather hoody from last winter, although the leather backpack is new. It reminds me of the ones I’ve seen some of the other (younger) fashionable residents of Neukölln carrying around. 

October 27, 2013
The colour combinations in this outfit remind me a little of a school uniform!

The colour combinations in this outfit remind me a little of a school uniform!

October 24, 2013
Monochrome with a twist here. I’d hazard a guess there’s not many who could pull off such competing shades of red!

Monochrome with a twist here. I’d hazard a guess there’s not many who could pull off such competing shades of red!

October 21, 2013
Ali met my mum when she came to visit me in March. A few months later mum sent Ali and his boss some Australian coffee mugs via my uncle who was passing through Berlin. The other day Ali returned the favor, giving me a watch he got at the markets to give to my mum. 

Ali met my mum when she came to visit me in March. A few months later mum sent Ali and his boss some Australian coffee mugs via my uncle who was passing through Berlin. The other day Ali returned the favor, giving me a watch he got at the markets to give to my mum. 

October 13, 2013
Instead of the usual apple in a bag, last week Ali bought me Turkish sweets which he had made himself. They were wrapped in paper towel, inside a plastic container, which was wrapped in foil, which was then placed in a small plastic bag. And they were very tasty. 

Instead of the usual apple in a bag, last week Ali bought me Turkish sweets which he had made himself. They were wrapped in paper towel, inside a plastic container, which was wrapped in foil, which was then placed in a small plastic bag. And they were very tasty. 

October 4, 2013
Jeans and a bomber jacket for a Casual Friday.

Jeans and a bomber jacket for a Casual Friday.

October 3, 2013
Today is Tag der Deutschen Einheit, or Day of German Unity, which is a public holiday marking the anniversary of German unification in 1990. 
The shop where Ali works was closed, and so he went to the apple orchards in Spandau with his boss and his son. I had to work, but Ali returned this afternoon with a small bag of apples just for me. He was then off to the local sports bar to watch the football team from his home town play. 

Today is Tag der Deutschen Einheit, or Day of German Unity, which is a public holiday marking the anniversary of German unification in 1990. 

The shop where Ali works was closed, and so he went to the apple orchards in Spandau with his boss and his son. I had to work, but Ali returned this afternoon with a small bag of apples just for me. He was then off to the local sports bar to watch the football team from his home town play. 

October 1, 2013
This was taken late last week in the middle of a stretch of rainy days. After the excitement of the Lead Awards, it’s been a case of getting back to the daily routine for both Ali and I…Though maybe he’s been developing some new poses…?! 

This was taken late last week in the middle of a stretch of rainy days. After the excitement of the Lead Awards, it’s been a case of getting back to the daily routine for both Ali and I…Though maybe he’s been developing some new poses…?!