Deaf Elephant


20th September 06 - My First Weblog

 So langsam wird es ernst! Nur noch 12 Tage bis zu meinem Abflug. Und damit noch ein bisschen was für die Nachwelt erhalten bleibt, habe ich mich entschlossen diesen Weblog hier zu starten...

1 Kommentar 20.9.06 13:10, kommentieren

20th September 06 - Departure

Am 2. Oktober werde ich nun also definitiv fliegen. Von Hamburg gehts mit 'Germanwings' zum Gatwick Flughafen in London...



Flugdaten (Zeiten sind Ortszeiten)
 Flug: 02.10.2006 | Flugnummer 4U 7342:
06:50 Hamburg 07:25 London Gatwick
Reisepreis39.72 €  
 Flugpreis15.00 €  
 Luftsicherheitsgebühren3.28 €  
 Passenger Service Charge8.49 €  
 Kerosinzuschlag6.00 €  
 Surcharge6.95 €  
Gesamtbetrag39.72 €



20.9.06 13:30, kommentieren

21st September 06 - House Hunter

Nach zahlreichen Emails habe ich nun eine Wohnung gefunden, die nicht ganz ausserhalb (naja Zone3), vernünftig möbeliert ist und selbstverständlich meinen finanziellen Vorstellungen entspricht. -Naja für Londoner Verhältnisse zumindest- Ich werde sie mir am Tag meiner Ankunft nochmal anschaun' und dann definitiv entscheiden, ob ich sie nehme. Solange wird mir ein Hostel seine Dienste zur Verfügung stellen müssen... Vielleicht wieder der Generator!?


Let me say something about the house and the room(s).



The house is a typical, small 'Victorian' house. On the ground floor there is a small living room, one room (occupied), kitchen with exit into the garden. First floor: bathroom, WC, two more rooms (both of which will be free soon): one room is a double room i.e. suitable for 2 people while the other room is a single room. The price for each room is different (see 'Prices' below). The garden, bathroom, WC, living room and kitchen are shared. The house is equipped with the usual modern conveniences: TV, radio, oven, cooker, washing machine, refrigerator etc.

Pictures of house:



Both rooms on the first floor are furnished and have a wooden floor.

Pictures of single room on first floor (GBP 303 per month):

Pictures of double room on first floor (GBP 368 per month when occupied by a single person):



Location and distances: The house is situated in a quiet area. It is within

5 minutes' walking distance of Plaistow Underground station i.e. the

beginning of zone 3 on the District line. It takes about 25 minutes to get

to the centre of London.



Single room: 70 pounds / week (= 303 pounds per month)

Double room: 85 pounds / week (= 368 pounds per month) when occupied by a

single person

Other costs: electricity and gas bills are shared i.e. divided by 3. On

average, this amounts to 5 pounds per week.



You are welcome to visit when you arrive in London. The easiest way to do

this is to contact me when you arrive in London or to call Carolyn on +44

208 531**** (early evenings is best time to call) as it is she who will

show you the house and room.


1 Kommentar 21.9.06 12:00, kommentieren

21st September 06 - London 2005

Hier ein paar Eindrücke vom letzten London Aufenthalt...

Fish and Chips


Harry Ramsdens leckerster Nachtisch der Welt

Attention! Look Right...

St. Paul's Cathedral


Piccadilly Circus

à propos!!! Wie sieht es mit der zweiten SD-Card aus!? Wurde angeblich wieder belebt!?

21.9.06 12:30, kommentieren

22nd September 06 - The Great Gorilla Race

The Great Gorilla Race

No you’re not seeing things! If you’re in the City of London this Sunday the chances are you’re going to spot several hundred gorillas running through the streets.

This annual fun run raises money for the 700 remaining mountain gorillas in the world and celebrities such as Daryl Hannah and Massive Attack are already signed up.

The Race

Starting and finishing at the London Underwriting Centre, just off Mincing Lane, the race is 7km long over a fairly flat course and passes some of London’s most famous landmarks, including the Tower of London, Tower Bridge and Tate Modern.

There is a non-refundable joining fee of £100 for all entrants and runners are requested to raise a minimum of £400 by the end of November. However, you do get to keep your gorilla suit, so you need never worry about what to wear to a fancy dress party again!



1 Kommentar 22.9.06 17:10, kommentieren