Ich geh’ mit meiner Laterne

In many areas of Germany children will go out tonight with their lanterns and sing this song. But ...

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The towels have landed in the library!!!

Luckily not literally! You’ve heard these holiday stories: holiday makers go to the beach and find all good ...

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Halloween

  When I still lived in Germany there was no Halloween. The only time we heard about it ...

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Earworms

When Germans like a songs so much that they can’t get it out of their head they call ...

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Could learning German and jogging be the same?

Surely not, you may think! I’m not so sure, so let me explain: I love walking. For the ...

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The letter ß and those other German letters

I read an interesting article on the Deutsche Welle website this morning (if you want to read it ...

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German recipe: kalte Hundeschnauze

Yesterday, while listening to the radio, I heard about a recipe for a refrigerator cake. It reminded me ...

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Paul the Octopus is dead

It had to happen sometime – Paul, the psychic octupus has died of old age. So, who was ...

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Word Plays

While I was teaching somebody today we were talking about the German and English words for jobs  and ...

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Apparently ‘German & Humour’ doesn’t exist

People frequently tell me that Germans don’t have a sense of humour and the term German comedian is ...

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