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07-15 November 2020

Landei – German for “rural egg”

Sheffield, UK

Home now, although, as a “Landei” (German for a “rural egg”, a person coming from the countryside), I still like living outside Sheffield, where I can see sheep and cows from my window.


With a family history of “nach dem Westen machen” (escaping from East to West Germany), migration is embedded in my family history. After more than 20 years in the UK, there are certain things I still miss, especially certain “Weihnachtskekse” (Christmas biscuits), and “Sauerkirschen im Glas” (sour cherries in a jar).