Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Looking for a Haunted... Castle?

Look no further!  It's a bit of a drive, but well worth it - at Frankenstein's Castle!  I went here as a kid, and still remember it well!  And I'm sure it's even better now!  Might be something to consider checking out if you have school age kids missing all the fun Halloween activities back in the states...

Here is the link to the English page.

They have a series of "Family Days" on Sundays, which are a bit tamer than other days...

Family days 2011
Sunday, Oktober 23rd from 2 PM to 6 PM
Sunday, Oktober 30th from 2 PM to 6 PM
Sunday, November 30th from 2 PM to 6 PM

you can read more about the Family Days here...

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

From the English Dramatic Society of Erlangen

The English Dramatic Society of Erlangen is looking for members and supporters.

Kirsten Henry of the EDS has asked us to pass on the attached flyers to our members and the following message:

Dear English native speakers,
The English Dramatic Society is the English theatre group of the Erlangen university language centre. We are a group of people, not only students, who love the theatre and the English language and bring this enthusiasm to the stage in our productions at the end of each semester in the university's own theatre. We do lots of Shakespeare plays as well as plays by modern British and American authors. Our play last semester was William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth”.

At the beginning of each semester we're always looking for new people to join our group and take part in our production on as well as off stage. Whether you would like to participate as an actor or actress or help us behind the scenes with the sound, lighting, props or costumes, etc. we'd love to meet you at one of our introductory meetings on Wednesday 19.10.11 or Thursday, 20.10.11 at 8.30pm in room B 702, Philosophische Fakultät, Bismarckstr.1, Erlangen.
If you're interested in joining us, but unable to come on either of these dates, just send an Email to and I'll give you the dates for the next meetings.
For more information about the EDS visit our website at

Kind regards

Kirsten Henry

Director of the English Dramatic Society  

Message from Friends of the Library, Erlangen

Dear Friends

We hope you have been enjoying the beautiful autumn weather.

As FOL,E we have just finished our first financial year, and what a year it was!
• We bought over 300 books for the library and
• held two events with English book readings (together with English Dramatic Society members)
• all with the money raised (well over 1000Euro) due largely to a generous donation from Moira Drexler, of Australiss, and of course – your membership fees!

Don’t forget our upcoming AGM (Annual General Meeting)
November 17th, 2011. Time: 19:00, Place: Bürgersaal in Erlangen Public Library.
Come to the meeting and find out more about our financial year and the books we bought.
Moreover, if you have any "Anträge" or matters that you want discussed and therefore included as a "Tagesordnungspunkt" please send them to in good time so that Uta can include them on the agenda. Otherwise we have to vote at the beginning on any items that you want discussed if they have not been included. (Paragraphs 8, 9, 11, 12 of our "Satzung" all deal with the "Mitgliederversammlung")
One of the points on the agenda will be "Neuwahlen": At our founding meeting we agreed that a new "Vorstand" would be voted for every year, to encourage more people to get involved. Perhaps YOU would like to become a member of the Vorstand or propose someone. Don't hesitate to ask any of the current Vorstand (Cate Türk - 2. Vorsitzende, Joan Fabry - Schriftführerin, Gisela Höppl - Schatzmeisterin, Uta Batteson-Morris - 1. Vorsitzende) about the "work" involved. 

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Hairdresser Recommendations - Nuremberg, Erlangen and Herzogenaurach

Finally!  Months after seeking your input and getting the names of your favorite hairdressers... we are actually doing the post!

A HUGE thanks goes out to all of the ladies who have kindly shared the info for their favorite hairdressers.  I know what a struggle it can be to find a hairdresser in our own countries, let alone one where language adds another hurdle to the challenge!  (If your favorite isn't on here, please let us know so that we can add her to the list!)

Sonja Gremer
Salon Hairlicher
Frankenstr 75, 91088 Bubenreuth
- I can not remember who gave me this ladies card - but I know it was a really good recommendation!

Haar Leidenschaft by Mary
Bohlenplatz at:
Schuhstr. 1/ Obere Karlsrt.
91052 Erlangen
phone: 09131-4000 440
"The lady I go to is pretty good, I've been twice and loved the first cut and color and found the second satisfactory. Her name is Mary and her salon is called Haar Leidenschaft by Mary. She is in the city center near  Bohlenplatz."

Hair Lounge
103 Bucher Strasse
"Long Curly hair.. Karin can straighten, highlight, cut and color very well!"

Meisterwerk  (on the circle in downtown Herzo) across from the Bayerischerhof Restaurant.  
Phone number: 09132 72 08160
"She speaks in English and gives for the most part good cuts and from what I hear color.  She works part time and it can be difficult to get into her. Might be easier for those that are flexible during the day. "

Looking for a new Spielplatz? (Playground)

A friend of mine just sent me the link to this site... simply type in the postal code, and voila!  Presto - playgrounds in your area, with a description of what they offer and an "out of 5 stars" rating.  (Thanks Zoe!)

Happy Spielplatz Hunting!