Josh and Aaron

Ding ding ding, the Sally jumped at the sound of her dessert spoon carefully tapping her wineglass. She felt a bit naked in her electric blue dress, but it wasn’t the cleavage that gave her that feeling, it was that about 150 pairs of eyes were suddenly staring at her.

Sally bit her lips. This was new for her, up to now she had avoided speaking at birthdays, weddings and funerals. Today, was a first. Her eyes scanned the room, everyone seemed to have been frozen, as if they were the cast of sleeping beauty, forks were in mid-air, mouths were filled with food, but had stopped to move. Even the young woman in the pink dress had not regained her position which was hinting at a laughing fit.

Under her breath, Sally muttered, “let’s do this”. She cleared her throat.

“Hello everyone, before I start, please feel free to continue eating! No need to turn into statues that could be unearthed in Pompei, we here to celebrate!”  Continue reading “Josh and Aaron”

If we were having coffee (on the 20th of October 2018)

If we were having coffee today, then I would tell you that it has been forever since I last did a coffee share post. I don’t know how long it has been, but let’s not dwell on that. You can find all old coffee share posts in the category Weekend Coffee Share and all new ones (erm future ones as this is the first one) in the category If we were having Coffee.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you how happy I am to have you join me today. I’d tell you that I still don’t drink coffee and that we will thus be having tea or water, or that we can have a coffee in a nearby café (but I am frugal…). As the weather is nice (global warming alert) we can find a nice place outside, and if it’s cold there are often blankets and heaters to keep us warm.

If we were having coffee or some other beverage, then I’d ask you how you are. So, how are you doing? I hope that you are happy, that you and your loved ones are in good health, that you have a good life balance. What are your projects, aspirations? What have you been up to lately (if you also do coffee shares then I’ll try to find some time to join you and read up)?

I suppose that you’ll have a lot of questions for me, especially seen my absence from coffee shares and blogging in general. I love blogging, the creativity and exchanges that come with it are so great, but sometimes a break just happens. After my birthday I decided to take things into hand and I am now posting once a week for my 30 to 31 challenge. This week, I suddenly found the time, energy and inspiration to write. That was on Monday. On Monday, I was home alone, I didn’t have to work and spending some time with myself just for myself seems to have rebalanced my energies.

I posted something in German. I know that most of my regular readers don’t really read in German, but I am a German teacher and my blog is also a way for students to find me (they actually do). Lately, many of my students have been asking for audio and video material to use in their own time. I am blessed that I currently have motivated students (that isn’t always the case). As I don’t want to post a simple list, I figured to start a series on my blog where I share some useful resources.  Continue reading “If we were having coffee (on the 20th of October 2018)”