Life after Brexit?

 „Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?” That is the question that adult UK-citizens will be asked in the EU-Referendum on 23rd June 2016. As a German – English couple with different, not dual nationalities, having family in England, Sweden and Germany, and many close friends […]

Foreign work experience in Bracknell

Work experience abroad Where do you learn better English than in England itself? England, the mysterious island in Europe, that everyone knows, but not really. Because I want to study English at university and I did not feel ready directly after school, I thought to myself:” Which preparation is better for this study then living […]

Aquilafest in Leverkusen

  About the Aquilafest in Leverkusen-Küppersteg  Today I‘ll tell you something about the „Aquilafest“ in Leverkusen. Two weekends ago (5/6-6/6) there was the „Aquilafest“ in Leverkusen-Küppersteg. The Aquilafest is a party where you can drink, eat or dance. My job was to collect empty glasses and to help with the  barbecue. This party is organized […]

A Letter from Bournemouth

By Horst Tippkötter 2014 – what a year it was, for my families in Germany, England and Sweden, for our countries and for Europe! To start on a positive, optimistic, confident note: We were surprised by joy because a healthy, pretty, very sweet little baby boy was born to my son and his wife. His […]

A Holiday in Scotland

In September 2013 I travelled with my wife to Scotland on holiday.  The reason for this journey was to experience Scottish railways.  The trip was arranged by a firm in the town of Cupar.  The railways were the normal scheduled services but sometimes using restored carriages and locomotives.  The group members were all enthusiastic about […]