Friday, 2 September 2011

Dreaming of Berlin

Happy Friday everyone, it feels like I have done a full week at work when in fact I have only been back two days and haven't actually taught a lesson yet... still after all the rest I had over summer I guess i'm bound to feel tired!

My last few days have mostly consisted of research for our trip to Berlin. I am still unbelievably excited and now wishing the time away until December! I have started researching places to visit and things to do, logging the details in a folder on my desktop created especially for the trip. I know I definitely want to go to the Reichstag buildings, the Berlin wall, the Bundestag, Checkpoint Charlie, the Brandenburger Tor and the Schloss Charlottenburg. Naturally I will spend a good portion of time on The Kurf├╝rstendamm, one of the main shopping streets in Berlin which, luckily is only 400m from our hotel (wonder how that happened...!)

I took on the job of researching hotels, mainly because I enjoying researching and weighing up all the options before booking. Hubby was happy to take on this job as it is my birthday present after all, however, I have a certain 'vision' of the type of hotel I like to stay in, long gone are the days when we were students and had to find the cheapest 3 star accommodation around! So I volunteered, knowing I could devote more time and energy to the task, and, get us as near the Kurf├╝rstendamm as possible!

Cool Bedroom at Hotel Sir F.K. Savigny Berlin

The hotel I chose is called the Hotel Sir F.K Savigny in the Charlottenburg district (another fact that made me very happy!) The hotel is 4 star and is billed as a cool, boutique style hotel with Nespresso machines in every room, iPod docks and free soft drinks in the mini-bar. According to Trip-advisor, the hotel is ranked number 37 out of 655 in Berlin so should be pretty good! : )

I am really enjoying researching and planning, being organised makes me happy (my OCD ways are a constant source of happiness to me, although perhaps not others around me!) I love the fact we are going just before Christmas too, the Christmas markets should be really good, and it will be a great way to get into  the Christmas spirit!

Swarovski Christmas Tree Berlin 2006
So I am officially in Christmas countdown mode! Which is cool, as my older students always insist on doing a Christmas countdown each week from the first week back in September anyway! Hope you are all excited for the weekend, I am, no 6.30 rise tomorrow! 
: ) xoxo


  1. Ooh, that Christmas tree is amazing, but it's far too early to think about Christmas!

  2. Nooo it's September now its allowed! Scott Mills is going to start playing Christmas songs soon on Radio 1, I actually cannot wait! I am such a big kid when it comes to Christmas!! xx

  3. The hotel looks fab Charlotte! I always do the holiday researching too (at least we know what we want).
    I'm looking forward to a lie in tomorrow too!
    Happy weekend xoxo

  4. the hotel looks pretty amazeballs! lucky you.
    I am really starting the countdown for Christmas too, I can't wait!

  5. beautiful hotel, yeah, after September, the next big thing is Christmas:))

  6. Looks lovely, I always pick the hotels ;)
    Lucy xx

  7. Wish I had a christmas getaway like this to look forward to. The hotel looks amazing! :) xx

  8. The hotel looks/sounds amazing, love having little breaks away to look forward to :).

    Sadie xx

  9. great post, I love that hotel! ♥

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  11. This looks fabulous! Have a great day!

    Fashion Cat

  12. Hope you had great time in Berlin!! :)




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