One of the perks of my new job is the prospect of being sent occasionally to London to hang out with the team in our London office. Now that I have my visa which will let me come and go to and from Germany as I please, I have been sent across to the London office to meet and greet our UK clients and run some training with our London team.
I’m still trying to get my head around London being less than a 2 hour plane ride from my new home town rather than a 24 hour one as it was from my old home town. It seriously took less time to fly from Hamburg to London this morning then it did to get through passport control and into the centre of London. Pure madness. However, I have to admit I didn’t enjoy getting up at 4am to catch my plane.
After spending 3.5 months struggling to function in German, my brain is having a little trouble functioning solely in English. Never would have expected that. However, it seems I greet and thank people in German without even thinking about it now, as several poor Londoners have found out. Perhaps with more caffeine and a decent night’s sleep, I will get my brain back to thinking exclusively in English, probably just in time for me to return to Germany.