Friday, December 30, 2011

As 2011 Counts Down To 2012

The year has been , it's almost gone .
Along will come another one
What will it hold for you and me ?
All we can do is wait and see
Yet this much I can say for sure .
A Happy New Year to you and yours

Friday, December 23, 2011

A Good Hair Day At Sassoon Berlin.

There is no such thing as a bad hair day when it comes to Vidal Sassoon . Today in Schlutterstrasse Berlin all the staff made it a really special Christmas even for everyone . Children passing by stopped to press their noses to the window and wonder at the visions. It's a tradition in every German Sassoon salon to have the final day before Christmas working in fancy dress. These people are amazing and so creative. I think you'll enjoy this collection of photos which illustrate talent with a capital T .
A big thank you to all, for not only did they make my day , they gave their permission for images to be used in order that you too can enjoy . Happy Christmas was their message and is also mine to all reading this .

Friday, December 16, 2011

European Council - Number 10

European Council - Number 10
At last a British Prime Minister who has kept his word and put the interests of the British before those of Germany and France.
Whilst other members lacked courage due to their being 'in debt ' or through fear ,Mr Cameron was steadfast . Brilliant.
It seems Frau Merkel a physicist, attempts to find a chemical formula aided by Mr Sarkozy who, as head of a country sliding into recession is joined at the hip to Angie in her vain attempt to give value to what is little better than monopoly money.
As one who lives here I meet numerous Germans who are sick of the Euro and long for the return of the D Mark. The madness of the Merkel and Sarkozy rettungs paket makes for hilarious stage comedy . Mathias Tretter a German comic sees it for what it is .
As for Nick Clegg and the British Press please do us all a favour . Be proud of Mr Cameron . He went and had more guts than any.
As for those who likened him to Chamberlin .There's a joke . Blair was the second Chamberlin , He gave our rebate away .
The British Pime Minister has nothing to apologize for. His first duty is to Britain . Not to Brussels . I for one say 'thank you '
*click on European Council to read David Cameron's speech .

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Blond Bond in Berlin


Spotted yesterday whilst riding along Wilmersdorfstrasse. This play on rather well known words made me laugh, stop my bike and take the photograph.
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Wednesday, December 07, 2011

A Window On The World

It's no secret that snow domes are , for me , magical . My little collection has grown as friends on their travels have spotted an item, bought then brought . Others I've found . The countries are UK, Ireland, Scotland, America, Australia, Austria, Spain, Germany, France, Luxembourg, Belgium, Holland, Hong Kong, Azerbaijan, Egypt, Turkey and so it goes. Most items contain a famous landmark or depict national dress. Some hold memories and never cease to surprise me. Finding a suitable home for these 'treasures' hasn't been easy but at last I did. A week ago delivery men brought to the door but assembly was the next problem. It needed two people and here a very good friend stepped in .She's amazing and together we solved the puzzle. The first proved a nightmare, the second was plain sailing . Here's Little Miss Fix-It and the finished product. We rewarded ourselves with Sekt and Aperol . Then came the arranging of schneek├╝gel for which a data base is needed !

Thursday, December 01, 2011

East London In Berlin

Yesterday cycling around this city I made sure that Mehringdamm number 33 was worked into my route .
The reason being I was keen to see and sample the new British Restaurant ,' East London' . This fabulous place is open all day and serves the very best of British food . Their produce , delicacies and flare are excellent . On entering one is struck by how unusual and creative the decor is . Clean lines and toning colour schemes set the scene . The staff are friendly and service is very good .A feature I like is a huge glass wall window which enables the kitchen to be seen .It's spotless and the staff are likewise seen at their very professional work. These few stills are my 'appetizer ' for you. For too long British Cuisine has been ridiculed. It has a wealth of excellent dishes . Breakfasts , salads , roasts , three course set menu each day or a la carte .For those who wish there are vegetarian options .
Guess who is returning ?

Opening Hours ... Mon-Thurs 08:00-22:00 / Fri 08:00-23:00 / Sat & Sun 10:00-23.00
U Bahnhoff Mehringdamm or Bus M19