Who am I?

Welcome to Mosel Musings and thanks for dropping by.

My name is Simon, although my close friends and family call me Si. I was born and grew up in England. I left the windy shores of Blighty in 1996 to live and work overseas. Since then, I have lived in quite a few interesting places and visited many more.

I discovered Germany whilst on a short holiday to Cologne about ten years ago. Immediately, I fell for the diversity of the people, the landscape, the alcoholic beverages, the language, even the food. It did not take long for me to realise Germany was the place I really wanted to be.

The man behind Mosel Musings

So in 2011, I secured a job in a place called Essen. That is a city located deep in the industrial heartland of Germany – the Ruhrgebeit. Being a former coal-mining region, it’s not the prettiest of places in some respects, but I enjoyed living there all the same. Moving to Germany was daunting given I could only speak a few words of the language and I knew nobody here. But it was very exciting and my friends all say I am good at adapting to new challenges anyway.

A couple of years later, I decided to go for a little drive around. It was a public holiday during the Spring, and I had driven through the Eifel which I thought was wow. But then I entered the Mosel valley and became lost for words – I had found my place!. A few months later, I picked up the keys to my house in Zell. The rest is history! At first the house I used as a weekend retreat, but in early 2019 the Mosel became my official home.

I created Mosel Musings for people who a physical, emotional, mental or spiritual interest in this stunning area. Sure, there are plenty of other resources available but few are in English. Hopefully, Mosel Musings will redress the balance a little, offering interesting bits and pieces appealing to visitors, residents and dreamers alike.

Work-wise, I spent years writing and administering contracts for construction and oil companies. Nowadays I am do something I enjoy more – writing. You can find out more about my copywriting and proofreading services by clicking here.

I’d love to hear from you so please feel free to shoot me a comment or message.

Hope to see you here again real soon!