... that i lived in germany, a lifetime ago. just for a year. i picked up the language fairly well. although the majority of the friends i had there were from commonwealth countries, i became good friends with a German girl. and we spoke German all the time. honestly. very little English made it into our vocabulary.
i was an au pair. it was for 2 boys. all grown up now... and i wonder what they're up to. but oh the memories i still have! i soo want to go back!
i always felt very "at home" there. i enjoyed the challenges of learning a new language, and meeting new friends. but there also seemed something so special about being there. i loved every walk i went on. to be surrounded by such incredibly beautiful buildings and scenery. oh, i know.. Canada is beautiful too! but something about Germany just took my breath away.
honestly... i really do think about this a lot. maybe one day, when kids are grown, and the hubs and i can take off on a trip of our own? who knows...
in the mean time though, i've decided to take some classes again. yep! apparently there's a conversational school for german here! so i'm going to look into it. let's call it a new year's resolution, shall we? 'cause i can't start until the new year, probs.
so.. now you know. :) and to my friends who are still in Germany... i have not forgotten... one day, i'll come back!
is there somewhere you miss so very much? a place you feel that one day you will return to.. but don't know when? it's a good day for a chat and a cup of coffee... i'm all ears!xo