My daughter has been learning German at school, so I am taking her to Berlin for the day today. The deal is she has to order the food at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Given I have only ever driven through Germany on the way home from Italy, I'm looking forward to my first visit. Mind you later this month I travel to Nuremberg to speak/teach at an event too.

I'm also paying for a Carbon/C02 pollution offset due to the flight, for the first time and will doing this every time I fly from now on.