I am now the proud owner (for a year and if I don’t get thrown out) of a flat in the heart of Schöneberg. Schöneberg is Berlin's equivalent of Soho. I got the keys on Tuesday. On the 4th floor, it has a nice south-facing balcony and a large kitchen with all units installed and a gas cooker. Both are rare in a flat in Berlin. My stuff should come over from the Jacobs before May. There's plenty of room. Ruth is booked in for May 4th, make your bookings now! It needs a new floor, lots of lights and furniture. So there’s a lot to do. I bought the floor (imitation parquet – cheap as chips) in Bauhaus yesterday.