The lovely people at Mairisch Verlag have a blog, which is in German. And they've now started a regular feature about what publishers do. The first episode is about manuscripts and editing - why they don't take unsolicited manuscripts any more, what writers can do instead, and what their work as editors entails. Fun.
Also, if you have £80 to spare and live in London - and let's face it, you can probably only afford to live in London if you're the kind of person with £80 to spare - and you like wine, why not sign up for a course on German wines at the Goethe Institut? Apparently you get to take the glasses home with you - but the wine itself you have to transport inside your stomach, I suspect.