Congratulations to the people who again selected a most ugly poster for the non-happening of oktoberfest 2021. Again it will be available on glasses and maß to buy and I will get one for the collection – but at the same time its nice not to see this poster across town.
oktoberfest 2020 cancelled
So with the Corona pandemic going on around the world, the question in munich was not “If oktoberfest will be cancelled?” but “When will they cancel oktoberfest?”
So on Tuesday 21.04.2020 the decision was announced. No oktoberfest in 2020. Of course the oktoberfest has been cancelled before – during World War 2 and Cholera outbreaks. Oktoberfest.de has a good historical overview of the various non events.
Of course it’s a big hit on the economy of Munich and the business & people who live from in the income it brings but I hope they are all supported from the city and state to come back in 2021.
Another view point – maybe it was a lucky escape as the poster chosen for 2020 was damn ugly!
Last week – before I could present my latest project update at work I got presented with my golden pointee for 15 years of service at the company.
I never really I thought I would be in a company that long – but the work, the challenges and the fun have kept me going. 15 sits pretty well alongside 10 & 5 right?
finally getting the terrace sorted…
if you have visited chez phil since I moved in – the terrace has been nothing I concentrated on. this was the year to get this sorted. New sichtschutz, chairs, lights & plants! (the fresh herbs were great with breakfast this morning)
Its now a great place to unwind after work and people are taking bets if the plants will survive.
crossrail for munich
As much as I am waiting for crossrail to open in London – work has started on building the second tunnel through munich for the sbahn. Known locally as the zweite stammstrecke the new line should be ready by 2026. I really hope munich generates some fantastic new architecture around this line and not just grey boxes!
For those with BBC Iplayer access take a look at their insite into crossrail : The fifteen billion pound railway
kanban for home
Kanban was an idea by Taiichi Ohno from Toyota, which has adopted by Agile & Devops projects alike to manage workload.
Normally people keep this kind of method in the workplace, but has anyone used it successfully at home? Friends of mine used it on a project to build a new guest house in South Wales (The Grange) – but I wonder if its a suitable tool for me trying to organise my life here in Munich?
Thoughts or comments on the back of a postcard to the usual address please.
the oktoberfest poster 2017 selected
I wrote previously about the voting for the oktoberfest poster. Well the winner has been chosen. I like the new poster. Its clean, simple lines are easy on the eye – and its not overly busy. It also got my vote in the first round.
Now the countdown starts – 216 days until O’zapft is!
that picture of me
if you are wondering who captured that picture of me at the top of the blog – thanks go out to Celticon Photography based in Munich.
Roger caught me while I dropping off Stadtkapelle Germering for the start of the Trachten- und Schützenzug during Oktoberfest 2015. (hey Phil – look at the camera before the police move our bus on).
Roger takes great pics – the majority of my facebook profile shots come via him.