11.11. at 11.11 am is the start of Cologne Carnival. Although not being there, we are still celebrating. Live stream of German television brings the atmosphere to London! Advertisements
Okay, we have to admit it now: The title of this blog is probably not accurate anymore since we decided to leave London a year earlier than planned. Most of your friends and colleagues know already (or at least should know). We haven’t been quite as happy in London as we should have been. There … More Who mentioned something about „two years“…
We live in Highbury and our local football club is therefore Arsenal. But being from Cologne our heart beats for FC Cologne – or “Effzeh” as the club is called in Cologne. Having a sympathy (also at a different level) for both clubs, the Europe League draw was a sensation to us. We have never … More Arsenal FC v 1. FC Köln
I’ve written about British Theatre Habits before. And although the blog entries on that topic count 2 already, there is still something to add. Today, we attended a martinee at the Opera. And as mentioned before, British people have the habit of taking their personal belongings into the theatre instead of bringing them to the … More Theatre Habits – Part 3
Although living for 8 months in this country and having gained quite some insights into the British culture, there are still some new aspects we discover and which give us reason for having second parts of certain blog posts. In this case, we’d like to continue the British Theatre Habits. As part of our cultural … More British Theatre Habits -Part 2
When visiting London and travelling by Tube, you will probably soon notice that it is hard to tell which would be the right thing to do? This question refers to the side you walk on. Sometimes it seems that everyone walks on the right hand side. Sometimes on the left hand side. But there is … More The right thing to do!
You may have recognised the heading being an adaption of Shakespeare’s most known quote. But the question seems to be actually important and it arose on a Virgin Train service. Probably every toilet on any train or plane around the globe has a sign telling you not to flush certain items in the toilet. Virgin … More To flush or not to flush?
Yesterday, we attended Trooping the colour, the ceremony for the Queen’s official birthday which is always celebrated mid of June. Her actual birthday, however, is somewhen in April. But English weather makes a celebration in summer a bit nicer. And yesterday, we had super sunshine with tempratures as high as 28 degrees celsius. It has … More Happy Birthday, Her Majesty!
Regular readers of our Blog are well aware of our struggles with banking and call centre ending up just too often without the right answer or any help at all. Today, I have been told a story compared to which our past experience seems to be just ridiculously unimportant. A colleague of mine and his … More Sorry, we are closed!
There are a lot of famous modernist architects. One of them is truly outstanding. He was a pioneer in modernism, although he was never trained as an architect or engineer in university. The speech is of Le Crobusier, a French architect, who developed five principles of modernist architecture which were followed by a lot of … More A theory of colours