Friday, 11 December 2009


It would pain me not to at least try and improve what language skills I have whilst I´m here. But I felt very content yesterday whilst sipping gluhwein and sheltering in a little cabin in the Christmas Market on Breitschieidplatz: it was the realization that I didn´t have much of an idea of what my fellow gluhwein-drinkers, nor the throngs of market-goers, were saying.

It made it easier to switch off at last, and the realization made me grin. Well either that, or the grinning was caused by the generous shot of amaretto in the gluhwein.


Fire Byrd said...

Ah yes the amaretto, it has a lot to answer for!
Glad you are having a good time.

ejenne said...

At least you have enough of the language to order your drinks lol

trousers said...

Thanks FB, prepare to be sick of me going on about it when we meet up :_

Hi ejenne and good to see you. I hope to post a bit more about the language issue, I found aspects of it very interesting. Anyway, as far as I'm concerned, language is at most a temporary barrier when it comes to ordering drinks :)

Paula said...

Amaretto makes me even understand German or was it English? Glad to hear you have a good time in my native Germany