Above photos take May June 2018
Sunday 25th February 2018
Jim captured a few birds this Easter weekend.
Have you ever been in a situation with a group of native speakers and somebody has just asked you a question and you need to answer spontaneously? Do you feel intimidated?
Do you become frustrated because you know that if you were in your home environment you could do this without a second thought?
I am going to share with you three techniques as to how to make impromptu speaking in a foreign language much less stressful.
Not sure how long this post will stay available if it travels too far around Jim’s workplace, then I will possibly have to delete it but for now here goes….. Continue reading “Jim and food…. its a messy business.”
I was never good in Maths class during my time at secondary school. I was supposed to be I guess, as I passed through to a “Grammar School” having sat the dreaded “11 Plus” exam which plagued us older folk in England and Wales. Continue reading “Wells, Wheels and a cowboy of a Maths teacher. Easy as Pi.”
What they both have in common is they are both called a “59er”. Even in Germany, this can result in conversational confusion. Especially when it is Jim and Jan (known affectionately to Jan as Yin and Yang, opposite forces etc..) enthusing over 59ers. They both look like they have enjoyed many a good full English breakfast. Continue reading “Sailing the boat and other ways to physically express oneself.”
“There is a really great opportunity to cross the Adriatic in November,” said Jim returning from the sailing club room one sunny spring day in 2016.
“Oh really that sounds like an adventure, you’d love that, you should say yes please to that opportunity”. Said I innocently.
“Okay”, said Jim and bounded off very enthusiastically to get his name down as crew.
I didn’t ask Jim to put my name down too.
But he did. Continue reading ““Sailing” he said.”
“There is a book in this story”
In 2003 something quite remarkably painful and life-changing happened to me. All because of a series of coincidental meetings. I am writing a book about this …