Friday, 10 September 2010

New Year's Resolutions

No, not the ones you have on the 1st January, although losing weight and keeping fit wouldn't be a bad idea ;-)

I'm talking about the new school year that has just started.

With horror I noticed that I wrote my last blog in December 09.
Did I not have fun since then? Oh yes, I did!

Unfortunately, by the time I came home from lessons and did this and that and the other I forgot, and a few days, weeks or even months later it didn't seem right to post the funny incidents - stupid, I know!

So, I didn't write about the lovely mini theatre performance my
German Saturday School children performed (More pictures on )

I didn't write about the student who needed the German word for toaster (it's Toaster btw). He didn't look it up but made up his own translation. He called it 'das Brötchenfeuer' (the bread roll fire).

I didn't write about the business client who showed me some emails he wrote in German and when I commented on the use of capital letters at the beginning of some nouns, verbs and adjectives, he replied:"Ah, I remembered you saying something about capital letters but couldn't remember where they go, so I just put them anywhere!"

And I didn't write about the evening class student who proudly told the rest of the class that he liked shooting "Ich schieße gern." Unfortunately he got the 'ie' mixed up with 'ei', which gave it a complete new meaning ... (I won't write it here but it has something to do with toilets).

Any other funny incidents I have already forgotten - shame!

So, my New Year's resolution, or this year's homework, is: MUST WRITE MORE BLOGS

Watch this space ...


  1. have u got any new years resolutions that i can use in my German lesson???

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