English how about just conversation?
You story about how you went to England as a young person, animated me to tell my story as well.
When I was 17 I went to an office in Zürich to have a look about going to England as an Au Pair.. (Householdhelp!)
I was asked where I wanted to go, so I said I want to go as south as possible, because I feel the cold quickly.
So we looked on the map and I choose Swanage. Do have a look folks where it is. One could say the A.. of the world!
OK, there was a job in a Preparatory school for boys. The description of the job was “ scullery maid”
Now to my journey!
At that time lived at my half-sister and her husband with 4 children.
That couple brought me to the station at 11 pm in the middle of Zürich. I had with me 1 big case, half full with books and a few cloths.
I had to change in Switzerland once, cant remember where. Then I got through France and landed in Calais. There of course, just like jacare, I got the ferry to Dover.
IN Dover I caught a train to Victoria, changed to Waterloo Station.
There I was hungry and found a Restaurant called FORTES!
I went in, sat at a table and waited and waited!
After a long time one dear lady asked me if I wanted to eat something. As I could hardly speak English she took my hand, lead me to the counter. It was a self-service restaurant unknown to me then.
Bless her heart.
Afterwards I tried to phone my future boss. I went into a phone box and only saw letters on the dials.
Again I asked for help! Of course underneath the letters were numbers as well.
Unfortunately I did not have the proper change so I left phoning to later.
I got a train to Swanage and arrived around 10 pm. Now I still had to get to the school but there was no public transport until the next day. No phone box either. So I asked for a taxi and was then taken to the school still was still further towards the the end of the world.
As I arrived at the Spyway School we had to call outside a window as there was no other way to attract attention.
I was not expected on that day as I forgot to inform.. ( redface)
Brief an die NASA
Greet God, I write you, because you must help me. I have seen your Space Shuttle in the far-seeing.
And so came me the idea to make holidays in the world-room. Alone, without my crazy wife. I am the
Stingeder Beni, and the King of Bavaria was my clock-clock grandfather. I stand on a very bad foot
with my wife. Always she shouts with me. She has a shrill voice like a circle saw, and she lets no
good hair at me. She says I am a Schlapp-tail. She wants that I become Bürgermaster. But I want
not Bürgermaster be. I have nothing at the hat with the political shit. I want my Ruah. And so I want
make holiday on the moon. Without my better half. But I take my dog with. He is a boxer. His name
is Wurstl. So I want book a flight in your next Space Shuttle. But please give me not a window place.
I would kotz you the rocket full, because I am not swindle-free. And no standing-place please - and
please tell my wife not, that I want alone go. She has a big Shrot-gun, and she would make a sieve
out of my ass. I need not much comfort. A nice double-room with bath and kloo and heating. And
windows with look to the earth. So I can look through my farglass and see my wife working on the
potatoe field. And I and my dog laugh us a branch. We will kringel ourself before laughing! Is what
loose on the moon? I need warm weather and I hope the sun shines every day. This was very good
for my frost-boils. With friendly Servus Beni
(Vor Jahren mal aus dem Internet 'runtergeladen und gerade wiedergefunden)
2020 is the year of the racoon.
Well, they always wear a mask,
They are fastidious at washing their hands,
and if you rearrange the letters racoon it then spells corona.
We had a very good time with our daughter. She did everything she could to make her parents happy. She did the cooking and spoilt us with vegetarian food which is her favourite. She loved taking long walks in the countryside with me. But she refused short trips with us in the car because according to her opinion thus she can contribute to save the climate.
geschrieben von jacare4 2. November 2019 um 19:40 Uhr
I never noticed this input. There have to be two threads :-)
Yes I do love sunsets and I try to take photos of them too. If I search thoroughly, I may find an other one.
It sounds as if you had a lovely time with your daughter. She seems to spoil you. A shame she lives so far away from you.
Emil and I have three children. We celebrate three times x – mas. It would be too big a crowd if we were all together as we normally do.
Today our son and daughter in law came, last week a Daughter with two girls and Husband.
Next week we have the family of another daughter with 2 chidden and husband.
To be honest I would prefer to go to a restaurant as we normally do.
Well, maybe next year will be different.
I hope your Christmas is filled with joy this year!
First Hallo in the New Year
I hope you are all not too depressed with the nasty Corona. I am sure in Germany is the situation as bad as here in Switzerland. Our Government does what has to be done. It seems not enough for some and too much for others.
As for me and my husband, we do go out a little and see friends and families but always only 2 of the at a time.
Yesterday I was at a funeral. The husband of my best friends died because (as well as ) of corona.
There were about 30 people there and most of the hugged each other. !!
Today the sun shines and we will go and have a little walk.
Take care all of you
And bless you