are spent coaxing our British tech to speak German. Life as we knew in Scotland has been turned on its head and we now have to make sense of a new everyday where everything is new. We are fumbling about trying to make sense of the onslaught of new experiences and language. The three of us have very different language skills ranging from the native speaker, the bilingual teenager and the adult learning German a a second language. At home we speak a self knitted language of EnglishGerman. Understandable to us and our family and friends but makes reference to both of our cultures.