Now my kids are grown up we don’t have the ‘back to school’ thing in September. But it still feels like we should start anew, as Summer comes to a close, and Autumn approaches.
Sian suggested a ‘back to school’ story for today. Not quite ‘back to schhol’, but this about learning:
We did a motorcycle tour of Germany way back in the mid 1980s. We had both done O-level German at school, so decided to enrol on a German evening class to brush-up. We really enjoyed our classes, Renate, our teacher was really funny, and it was a lovely group. We learned ‘holiday’ German, for example, how to book a room:
Haben Sie ein Zimmer frei bitte? (Do you have a room free?)
to which in our text book they would reply:
Mit Bad oder Dusche? (With bath or shower?)
Well imagine our delight when we stopped in Cologne for our first night, and asked in our best Deutsch:
Haben Sie ein Zimmer frei bitte?
to which they replied, straight out of the text book:
Mit Bad oder Dusche?
We had a hard time keeping a straight face! And we still snigger about it today!
We did have a really lovely time exploring the Romatische Strasse, into the Alps for a bit, then back up through the Black Forest. The weather wasn’t always that good, but it was a brilliant holiday! Not sure we’d go abroad without any accommodation booked nowadays though.
I am afraid I haven’t scanned in any of our photos of the trip, but here’s one of a really lovely town called Rothenburg ob der TauberI found off the internet:
Linking up with Sian’s Storytelling Sunday.