This year was quite a Harry Potter experience: we’ve visited Gloucester Cathedral, used magic at the Harry Potter Warner Bros. Tour, went to Leadenhall Market (where you can find the Leaky Cauldron) and watched Daniel Radcliffe acting at theatre. But for me something was missing… Nearly the same moment we learned that we will move … More Expecto Patronum – Part 3 (with cream, chocolate sauce, sprinkles and a flake on top)
Perhaps you’ve recognized it eventually: we don’t love every single aspect London has to offer but there is something we really really appreciate: the cultural offerings. If you like you could watch a play, an opera or a concert every day – without any repetition. It feels like we have done more cultural things this … More Is it ever enough?
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
I know, we are miles away from the age where you enthuse about alcoholic drinks and try to persuade others that the one you’ve tasted recently is THE drink of the summer. To be honest – I am not sure what the current ‘in’-drink is. Could imagine it’s not sprizzer anymore which I’ve prefered the … More YUMMY!!!
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
On Sunday we had our first holiday hinking tour of this year’s holidays at the Lake District (the 5th time by the way). We decided to do an easy tour over Walla Crag – the fell we Germans would call ‘Hausberg’ of Keswick, the town we are staying at currently. After having reached the top … More As you find it
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?
Eventually, THE day had come: the day when we went to Watford to visit the Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studio Tour. It’s exaggerated of I would say I couldn’t sleep the night before but I was extremely excited and pushed Alexander even more than usually getting out of the bed and having breakfast very, very rapid. … More Expecto Patronum – Part 2