Something to be really grateful

This is not a post about London or any cultural event. This is a post about one thing I’ve never thought that this would be one of my biggest learnings during the last months. When we decided to move to London we obviously knew that we will be more or less alone. Not lonely because … More Something to be really grateful

A theory of colours

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

Never ending love

We are on a short trip to German for a baptism of a friend’s daughter. But something should too not be missed in Germany: a full english breakfast. However, this time with proper German bread. Yummie!


“Yo, I’ll tell you what I want. What I really, really want…” and “Backstreet’s back, alright!” are THE rhythms of the 90s. And the 90s are more than back. They are THE trend in fashion and nightlife. Whether it is a progress to wear trousers that end not much below the breast or tops that allow … More Wannabe

Curry Thursday

One of the highlights of my working week has always been Curry Thursday, an institution in our canteen. Curry Thursday was even written in bold letters on the sign above the till where it was served, not being just an informal name though. But today might have been the last Curry Thursday in history of PwC canteen, … More Curry Thursday

Goldfinger house

We have written a lot about cultural differences and how we have coped. As we are slowly settling in, stories about us struggling will (hopefully) be less and less. Instead, we start enjoying the spring and exploring London and surrounding. And sometimes also the sun, if she decides to come out. One thing, I recently … More Goldfinger house

Pure happiness

This is the look of my beloved husband after booking our summer holidays. Guess where we want to “travel“! Germany? Not this time! USA? No, of course! Teneriffa? Never again! Lake District? Absolutely yes! Since we had/have a lot of change this year we also decided to book a flat we already know: We don’t … More Pure happiness

Office shoes

There is a concept of office shoes which is very common in the UK working world but which I came across in Germany only occasionally. In order to protect the expensive, exclusive and shiny office shoes with the very sensitive leather sole from the wilderness of London’s streets, from the forces of the nature and … More Office shoes

Fire!!! Or not?

Does anybody remember the story of my 30th Birthday which we spend in London? At about half past 4 in the morning of my birthday night the fire alarm turned on. It was a very cold night and took some minutes to grab all our important things (shoes, winter jacket, trousers, socks, scarf, money, mobile … More Fire!!! Or not?