Britlandish asks … Maria who lost her wee heart to beautiful Edinburgh


Hello Maria, 

So you too love Great Britain and I cannot wait to find out more about this affection. Tell me …

When did this love begin?

Oh my, now I have to tell a novel, but a true one. Honestly the very beginning of my crush on Great Britain arose from a puppy love: I was into actor Rufus Sewell quite some years ago and went to London to admire him live on stage. Hence I developed a crazy enthusiasm for London, even spend some weeks working and living in Earl’s Court when I was employed by Rhein-Zeitung. Shortly after my stay there, I went to a tiny airport with a friend intending to take the first cheap flight with no particular destination and stranded in Edinburgh. Well, and when I got off the bus at Waverly Bridge, my eyes caught the winding closes and alleys of Old Town with its historical buildings enthroned on Royal Hill, a bit creepy, a bit romantic, exceptionally beautiful, and that was the magic moment: I simply fell in love with this city with all my heart and soul. Since then I’m totally addicted to Scotland.

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Highland Games in Wuppertal, 06.+07.09.2014


So far it’s been the summer of Highland games and here is another one coming up! On Saturday, 6th September and Sunday, 7th September, the friends of clan MacLaren are welcoming other clans to their 5th highland games in Wuppertal.

What to expect? Well, the games of course, but also celtic dance, pipe sounds, whisky, a blacksmith and lots of merchants from Germany and Great-Britain. Let’s keep our fingers crossed weatherwise!

For details please visit their website.

Arthur’s Day with Glyn Edmonds @ Domhan Pub in Wuppertal, 27.09.2014


You do not know what Arthur’s day is? Well, it is an annual series of music events worldwide which was originally organised by a multinational alcoholic beverages company from London. It started in 2009 to promote the 250th anniversary of the Guinness brewing company. Guinness drinkers were asked by the brewing company to raise a glass to the memory of Arthur Guinness at 17:59 (5:59 pm), a reference to 1759, the year the Guinness Brewery was established.

Domhan pub in Wuppertal will join in on the festivities with live music from Glyn Edmonds, a folk musician from Manchester.

Date: 27.09.2014
Time: 20:30
No entry charge

For details click on this link.