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.
Blog post about my visit to the Steinwache Museum of Resistance & Persecution in Dortmund. Housed in a former Gestapo Prison, this museum is educational and thought provoking.
Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday to me….this weekend just passed was my birthday and one of my gifts was a weekend break in Hannover. You might not instantly think of Hannover as an exciting city break destination, but a weekend spent in this friendly, compact and affordable city has taught me that this place… Continue reading City Break in Hannover