Friedrichstadt-Palast – the glitzy show palace in Mitte – recently hosted an illuminating discussion about German and British theatre…… Read More Palast-Talk: British Evening
Winter is coming. Berlin winters are harsh with Siberian winds and temperatures dropping to -20 °C. Spectacularly, the Deutschens carry on as normal; schools stay open, people go to work, trams run on schedule. I, however, remain true to my London routes by going into hibernation. I only come out when The Bavarian bribes me… Read More Pieoneers: Bringing British Pies to Berlin
Just read an article in The Guardian about an apparent rise in the popularity of British cuisine in Berlin… … Read More Germany wakes up to the fry-up as British cuisine takes off in Berlin
In England, you can stroll into a supermarket and pick up almost anything from star fruit to various Indian pickles, Quorn products, tortillas, short crust pastry and frozen, well, everything really. Here, I’ve had trouble at various times locating; canned chick peas (which are currently stocked in the exotic foods section at the Kaiser’s in… Read More Supermarkets, Socialism and Chocolate Biscuits
Interesting radio programme on the BBC called The British Germans, currently available on iPlayer. Programme summary from the BBC below: The British armed forces are due over the next decade to complete a final withdrawal from bases in Germany. But they’ll leave behind a remarkable human legacy – many thousands of former soldiers who have… Read More The British Germans
A recent study has shown that half of Brits could have German blood in them. The Sun has come up with a brilliant survey to assess your German-ness “oompah” rating.