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Escape from the village

Escape from the village

For those with a mind to travel around Germany, there are plenty of options. Recently, with the growth in popularity of the Bundesliga, Germany has seen an increase in the number of ‘football tourists’ coming to enjoy the fan focused world of Dortmund or Munich. Others among you might have already treated yourselves to the … Continue reading

A Very German Scandal

A Very German Scandal

Politics and scandal are regular bedfellows, but I’m fairly sure that this was never originally intended. The problem with politics is that it sounds great until you add the human element. Like anything good, humans tend to mess up everything in fantastic fashion, given half the chance. Every year sees a series of new scandals … Continue reading

Sexy News Roundup

Sexy News Roundup

Due to the success of my last news round up, I decided to get in on the lucrative world of news. Ok, it’s not so lucrative. Also, for full disclosure, today’s title is kind of misleading. There isn’t much sex, unless of course you consider Boris Johnson to be sexy. In that case you have … Continue reading

Bert Trautmann

Bert Trautmann

Many of you will have no idea who Bert Trautmann is, and I am not at all surprised by this. This is OK though, I’m not judging you. However, Trautmann is a very interesting example of how Anglo-German relationships can be very unusual and massively influential. Trautmann died this week and the litany of obituaries … Continue reading

Five Royal Improvements

Five Royal Improvements

As the focus of the world’s media turns to stare intently at the doors of a small clinic in London, I have begun to wonder if I really am missing out on something. Despite to the best efforts of the British media, I get the feeling there are not so many who really care about … Continue reading

Odd news round up

Odd news round up

In  an attempt to remain vaguely relevant, I often base my articles on topical news stories. I had intended to do the same today, but since it’s summer, most journalists are skipping around Italy or some equally warmer climes. This has led to a rise in sun lounger related arguments, but they’re so common they … Continue reading

Class out the arse

Class out the arse

So, you more than likely saw the video last week of a hateful horse-faced hooray slagging off people with certain names, much to the chagrin of Holly Willobooby and Philip Scofield. I am sure you wanted to reach through your TV, grab her by the throat and give her a hefty slap. I know I … Continue reading

Class and Germany

Class and Germany

A common complaint of the more geriatric members of society is that things were better in the “olden days”. Although we young wipper snappers may scoff as we illegally download yet another multimillion pound Hollywood blockbuster, while reading twitter on four different screens the old folks may have a point. It was certainly easier to … Continue reading

Germany and Privacy: What you looking at?

Germany and Privacy: What you looking at?

I’ve never been one for conspiracy theories. Manys the time I’ve been found cornered by someone who is convinced that world events are micro managed by a collective of Illuminati lizard men based out of a secret underground base that would put Dr. No to shame. As exciting as these tales of double dealing and … Continue reading

Germany: Secretly British

Germany: Secretly British

There are many ways, as I have mentioned before in this blog, to tell that you’re in Germany. Perhaps it’s something simple, like seeing a sign directing you to some magical place called Winkelhaid or Fischbach. After all, those names are a definite giveaway that you’re not in Kansas anymore or Stoke for that matter. … Continue reading