Recipe „Green Smoothie“

How is it going with your New Year’s resolutions? Well, if you already have improved your eating habits in 2015, we know a great add-on that will help you to stay healthy and in shape during the cold winter days: green smoothies! You may have seen this colorful drink in some fitness magazines already. But now it is time to become active and create your own delicious one – it is definitely worth it. And by the way, not only we believe in green smoothies, also beautiful Hollywood celebrities like Miranda Kerr or Megan Fox love the powerful, healthy effect of it.

Celebrities like Miranda Kerr or Megan Fox love the healthy effect of the green smoothie (c) Joanna Slodownik @flickr

Celebrities like Miranda Kerr or Megan Fox love the healthy effect of the green smoothie (c) Joanna Slodownik @flickr

Are you ready to try your first green smoothie? So go and get the food processor and start with a simple green smoothie recipe for beginners. Weiterlesen

New Year’s resolutions 2015

Only one day is left and then 2014 will be over. Thus it’s time to think about your New Year`s resolutions. Nearly everybody thinks at least once about this topic, every year. Let’s take a look at the most popular resolutions:

We hope you have a great start into 2015! (c) nigelhowe @ flickr

We hope you have a great start into 2015! (c) nigelhowe @ flickr

One of the most famous resolutions is definitely to spend more time with your beloved family members instead of working 24 hours a day. But improving your work-life-balance is often not as easy as you might think. You have to put a lot of effort into this resolution, but it will be definitely worth it! Weiterlesen

Festive insights – How Christmas is different in the UK, USA and Germany

You used to think that Christmas is celebrated the same way all over the world? As this is not quite the case we decided to take a look at the typical Christmas festivities in the USA and UK and see how those differ from German customs.

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The differences already start when we look at the date Americans, British and German people celebrate their main Christmas day. While Germans are allowed to unwrap their presents already on the evening of the 24th of December in the USA and UK the big celebrations only start in the morning of 25th of December.

Also the way Christmas presents are said to arrive in your family home are different. In America Santa Clause delivers them on a sleigh, in Germany the ‘Christkind’ jingles before delivering the presents in the living room and in the UK Father Christmas comes through the chimney.

So, now we know how presents arrive at American, British or German homes. But what comes after the unwrapping of presents? Well, 33 percent of the British tend to get a bit tipsy on Christmas and enjoy the Christmas festivities, most Germans tend to overeat during Christmas day – mostly with roasted duck or homemade cookies. Americans usually just feel very happy, if they are able to sit under their Christmas tree in a good condition and celebrate, because unfortunately on average over 5.800 people in the US get injured when setting up their bright and shiny Christmas decoration.

Of course, these were only a few facts about Christmas in the USA, UK and Germany. Maybe you are interested in learning more about the different Christmas customs? No problem, discover now more festive insights on our graphic below.
Click on the image to see more details or download the graphic here: Festive Insights: Christmas.

Festive Insights about Christmas

Festive Insights about Christmas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And of course you want to be prepared for your next English-speaking Christmas. Therefore you can have a look at the following festive vocabulary:

Englisch Deutsch
Christmas Eve Heiligabend
mistletoe Mistelzweig
gingerbread Lebkuchen
biscuit/cookies Plätzchen
nativity play Krippenspiel
Advent wreath Adventskranz
Turkey Truthahn
Nutcracker Nussknacker
Baubles Christbaumkugel
Christmas tree Weihnachtsbaum
Christmas present Weihnachtsgeschenk
Christmas market Weihnachtsmarkt
Christmas carol Weihnachtslied
Christmas dinner Weihnachtsessen
Christmas decoration Weihnachtsschmuck
white Christmas Weiße Weihnachten
Santa Clause Weihnachtsmann
ice skating Schlittschuhlaufen
sleigh ride Schlittenfahrt
Advent calendar Adventskalender
Christmas (gift) list Wunschzettel zu Weihnachten
Season’s Greetings Weihnachtsgrüße
Merry Christmas Frohe Weihnachten
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Frohe Weihnachten und ein gutes neues Jahr.
All our best wishes for… Mit den besten Wünschen für…
Greetings and best wishes for a happy holiday season. Mit den besten Wünschen für frohe Feiertage.
Have a happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year. Wir wünschen frohe Weihnachten und ein fantastisches neues Jahr.

 

Die besten englischsprachigen Wintersportgebiete

Winter sports

Skifahren und Snowboarden gehören zu den schönsten Aktivitäten eines herrlichen Wintertages. Allerdings muss es ja nicht immer die Schweiz oder Österreich sein. Für ein bisschen Abwechslung im Skizirkus sorgen die herrlichen Wintersportgebiete in den englischsprachigen Locations, in denen man ganz nebenbei auch noch sein Englisch verbessern kann. Wo ihr die schönsten Locations findet und welche die englischsprachigen Wintersportgebiete mit dem größten Fun-Faktor sind, haben wir uns genauer für Euch angeschaut: Weiterlesen