Saturday, December 6, 2014

Krampus&Nikolo in London

Bringing a piece of Austrian tradition to England ... 

... on the 5th and 6th of December Nikolaus brings goodies for the good kids, Krampus might make use of his cane for naughty kids and the Christmas angel accompanies them ...  bang in the middle of the city - Piccadilly Circus :)

Sunday, November 30, 2014

November in London...

It's all about enjoying the sunny weather and then getting ready for Christmas....

Breakfast in the Sunshine                                      Home-made Pizza

 Going to the Circus :)

 SUSHI-SAMBA ... a culinary highlight in London *pacific fusion*

Getting ready for Xmas with some shots ;)

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

JOB OPPORTUNITY in London - deutschsprachige/r Business Development Executive

Do you enjoy Sales? If so we are looking for you

We are looking for a German speaking Business Development Executive to join our exciting and fast growing international gadget company  

Satzuma, based in Honor Oak Park (SE23 1RD) is a global manufacturer and supplier of fun, eye catching gadgets that are sold into B2B retail channels around the world.

We are looking for somebody that enjoys selling, not order taking, somebody that wants to sell intelligently and not from a script, somebody who's positive, your positivity will rub off on others and ours on you and ultimately somebody that wants to make an impact and grow with the company.

You will have to account manage pre-existing house accounts to a target, as well as meet targets for developing completely new business.  Commission will be measured quarterly and we will be travelling internationally for meetings with clients and to global trade shows.

The successful candidate must be highly motivated to achieve goals and make commission. You will be supported in your efforts to achieve the goals, but ultimately it is your responsibility to make it happen.

Experience in sales and/or account management is not essential. 

We are looking for a professional individual who wants to progress and grow at the same rate as the company.  You must be a target driven person who has high standards of communication and customer service.

Key Skills and experience:
  • German speaking to a native level
  • The ability to grow new business and develop existing accounts.
  • Able to demonstrate ownership of their target with a pro-active attitude.
  • Good account management skills
  • Ability to build relationships quickly
  • Self-motivated and driven
  • Enthusiastic approach with customers
  • Extremely organised and numerically confident
  • Money Motivated
  • Have a positive attitude
  • hold full UK Driving Licence(not essential)

Salary: £22 - 25k + Commission (OTE 35K+)

If you think this sounds like your kind of job please get in contact with us…


Saturday, October 25, 2014

Lustig-bunter Herbst :)

Nach einem herrlichen Sommer in London geniesse ich einen fröhlichen Herbst ... mit viel Österreich-Flair, sei es bei den Feierlichkeiten zum Nationalfeiertag oder mit lieben Freunden aus der Heimat ...

 Österreich-Mädels Runde 

London Sightseeing mit Besuch aus Bruck/Oberaich...

 ... the night descending around Buckingham Palace...

International cuisine ... another country every day, starting off with Greek we enjoy Japanese, Brazilian, Italian, Indian and English Afternoon Tea :)
 Highlight are the Caipirinhas and dangerous shots in our most favourite Brazilian restaurant :)

Golden Autumn in Bath

More visitors from the mainland :) 
Thank you for stopping by - lovely evenings with Bettina and Sam. 

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Adventure Weekend in London

Come Friday 5 o'clock and another weekend packed with exciting new adventures shall start off for me today :)

Exploring the whereabouts of JACK THE RIPPER ... from the CITY of LONDON our professional guide leads us through ALDGATE into the east end, along tight little alleyways, past traditional pubs and all the way to Spitalfields Market by night!! 

On Saturday is London OPEN HOUSE, which means that more than 800 buildings are waiting for the citizen's visits :)
Together with a nice acquaintance back from my time at uni in Bath I get into the queue for the Lloyds Building! 
 model of the Lloyds Building ... 

It is so worth the wait - we learn about the history of one of the world's most famous trading floors! 
Founded in 1765, Lloyds specialised in insuring ships and their cargo. Until today, Lloyds insurance knowledge and willingness to take on risk when others do not, is appreciated by brokers and others in the finance industry...

 Great view from the top ... 

...WALKIE TALKIE skyscraper :)

...and the GHERKIN :)

Next stop is the GUILDHALL of the City of London (the one squaremile that constitutes the origin of what we consider as London nowadays). 

 A magic labyrinth that stretches even into an underground hall system and an ancient Amphitheatre constructed by the Romans. 

Sunny Sunday is welcomed with a Brunch and Morning Cocktail, then I am heading up high above the city into the wonderfully Mediterranean flair of KENSINGTON ROOF GARDENS. 

My friend Martha is stopping over for a few nights on her way to Marrakesh and since I haven't seen her in almost a year, there's a lot to catch up on :)

*Life is a big great canvas and you should throw all the paint you can on it*
~Danny Kaye~

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Highgate Cemetery in northern London

A Saturday in London, good weather with clouds moving fast as is so typical for here, the slightly colder wind is announcing the arrival of autumn... 
...Katha and I have explored a tremendous amount of places in the UK's capital throughout the last months and so we decided to head for northern London today. 

In the 19th century, when the Industrial Revolution allured more and more people to London, poor hygienic standards let to an outbreak of Cholera with thousands of people dead and not enough space on the city's graveyards. 
This is when the 7 magnificent cemeteries - Highgate amongst them - were built and run by a private company. 

 Photo above and below taken from Wikipedia and haunted

The Egyptian Alley leads to the Lebanon Circle with a Cedar tree on top. The doors are entrances to family graves. 
Victorians loved to show off how wealthy they were and the bigger and higher a grave, the more money they had. Even professional mourners were employed to have a particularly big funeral! 

 Probably the most famous person buried in Highgate Cemetery is Karl Marx...

Holly Village and its 12 beautiful gothic cottages...

Highgate Cemetery, Parliament Hills and descending from Hampstead Heath into Camden Town where we enjoyed a delicious Italian dinner ... it was a wonderful day trip! 
What a great day!!