A shovel, a shovel, my kingdom for a shovel

The fact is that we are laying low. We are hiding from our neighbors. We are renegades, lawless immigrants suffering because of our ignorance. When we moved to Germany in October and bought what we needed for the house, everyone said, “You won’t need a shovel”. When it snowed in December, everyone said, “It won’t last but a few days”. In January when we searched for a shovel, ice pick, and salt at the hardware store, they said “We are sold out but check back in a few weeks if the snow’s not gone” and this weekend they said, “Ostfriesland is sold out of shovels and salt, sorry”.

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Where to shop in Niedersachsen and surrounding areas.

We had visitors recently and I did some research about where the best shopping was in this area. Emden city center is a huge disappointment. It has closed many doors and has an odd collection of “we have everything you need stores” which as a rule have NOTHING I want. Not to mention that the shops are spread over 6 blocks of back and forth and not a decent resturant anywhere within the city center.

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