All posts by Matthias Scheler

A(nother) trip to London

One of the many things which my wife and I like about living in Cambridge is to be able to visit London without much effort. I probably wouldn’t want to live in London because of the traffic chaos, the air pollution and the crowding. But I really enjoy an occasional visit for some shopping or sight-seeing.

Yesterday was one of these days when we take a train to the big city. We first visited one of our favourite spots, the Borough Market. As usual we bought some nice lunch and stocked up our supplies of Earl Grey tea and marmalade.

Well fed we continued our trip at the British Museum. It’s a real great place to visit … several times. There’s simply much more too much to see for a single day. And although I really enjoy it I get an information overload after browsing through the exhibition for hours. So my wife and I keep coming back there visiting another section of the museum everytime. Yesterday we browsed through the Assyrian section.

And on the way home after walking over the market and through streets, the museum and tube stations for several hours even the seats in the train felt comfortable.

Movie of the Week: Cars

My wife and I went to the pictures yesterday. We still like doing that a lot despite having a DVD player and a lot of the other stuff making up a home cinema. The atmosphere is just different.

This week we watched Cars. My wife wasn’t so sure about it but I liked the trailers. And we were not disappointed, we both laughed a lot. There were funny characters, lots of good jokes and no Disney songs. And the most beautiful car in the movie was a Porsche and no bulky American design.

So if you want to have good time go to a cinema and watch Cars.

Flying after 8/10

This morning the news on Star 107 radio were all about the foiled terrorist attack on planes leaving the UK. In the evening all the airports are still in a state of total chaos. My wife and I are very fortunate that our flight to Germany is scheduled for next friday and not for tomorrow. We will probably not be allowed to take any hand luggage with us. Leaving the notebook and the iPods at home is not too bad but we also wanted to transport a delicate present with us. I’m not sure whether that will be possible.