Living in Germany as an army wife has been- still is- quite the adventure. In fact, we liked living in Germany so much that, having left for a two-year posting to the UK, we came back for more. Being part of the British Forces Germany (BFG) community has been a real experience with enough fun… Continue reading Exhibition: The British in Westphalia
Travel, books and history make a happy trio for me. I’m inspired to travel by books I’ve read and I’m inspired to read about places I have visited. My love of history sits neatly with my love of travel and books. Reading a powerful, evocative piece of writing and visiting the places where history was… Continue reading
November. Month of fireworks, switching on central heating and the first Christmas adverts. But also the month of Remembrance. Although the act of Remembrance is officially observed on two dates (Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday, on the 11th and the second Sunday of November respectively), the launch of the Royal British Legions Poppy appeal in… Continue reading Remembrance Travel: #Rethink Remembrance
Q. What do a WW2 submarine, an 85m high Naval Memorial and a stretch of beautiful coastline have in common ? A. They can all be found in one place in Laboe, about half an hour outside the German port city of Kiel. This week was Autumn half term and as we all had a… Continue reading U-955 & The Laboe Memorial
Autumn is a good time to visit Berlin. Lets be honest, you’ll never hear me say there’s a bad time to visit. But Autumn being my favourite month and Berlin. being my favourite city…well the two together make for a winning combination. There are many things to love about Berlin. The creative, modern buzz. Its fascinating,… Continue reading Autumn in Berlin: Get Outdoors!
Potts disease, Consumption, White Plague…all names Tuberculosis has been known by throughout history. Call it what you will, by the end of the 19th century this merciless and rampaging disease was a huge issue for the health authorities of Berlin. The modern medical minds of the time believed that treatment and recovery would be best… Continue reading Beelitz Heilstatten: History, Healing & Treetops.
Berlin is famous for the cheerful bears you will spot everywhere…lesser known is the story behind the rabbits of Berlin.