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!
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
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!
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
“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
England is the mother country and the home of football. Football is therefore a big thing in England. Majority of men are regularly playing football with friends or in amateur clubs. And most of them like watching the football, too. The Premier League is one of the most reputable leagues in the world. Thus, it … More Football’s coming home