As I am writing this blog, we should already sit on a plane ready for the departure to Cologne. But we aren’t. And I even can’t blame British inefficiencies. It’s been the Germans this time. Eurowings sent us an email this morning that our flight was cancelled! But as we’ve taken over some of the … More Adventurous return journey
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?
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!
Although the title might indicate it, this article is not about former Eastern Germany, where queuing and sharing was part of daily life. This article is rather about cultural differences connected with queuing and sharing. Although the event as such was not enjoyable, we were able to experience almost missing a flight due to problems … More About queuing and sharing
As it seems, I am not quite lucky in my interactions with banks. The story started when I was going to open a second bank account. One might think, why would they need a second bank account. But when you are getting paid in Stirling and have to pay certain costs in Euro, you soon … More Another story about banking
Getting a National Insurance Number – or just NINo – is an important task for settling in the UK. To some reason, I was accidently thinking that my employer would organise the NINo for me. Especially as I have not yet received any reminder for providing the NINo. But after my February payslip has not … More Getting a National Insurance Number