Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Un café, s'il vous plaît!

Sparrows
Spatzen

My dh managed to order himself a cup of coffee in a French speaking town!  He does not speak French, but he was daring enough to sit down at an out-door café and order himself a cup of coffee.  Pretty impressive, I must say.  The sparrows were eating the cake crumbs from a neighboring table and an accordion player entertained the people sipping coffee with music.  Not far off the beautiful view of the lake.


Music
Musik

Mein lieber Mann hat es heute geschafft, sich eine Tasse Kaffe auf Französisch zu bestellen.  Er kann gar kein Französisch, deshalb war das ein sehr mutiges Unterfangen.  Er hat sich in ein Straßencafé gewagt und dort einen Kaffee bestellt.  Die Spatzen haben vom Nachbartisch die Krümel weggepickt und ein Akkordeonspieler hat die Gäste mit Musik unterhalten.  Im Hintergrund der schöne See.     


Lac de Neuchâtel


8 comments:

  1. Even though the longest that I ever spent in Switzerland was a summer, visiting my brother, you are making me homesick for Switzerland with your husband's photos. You and the children must be missing him. I will whisper a prayer for all of you.

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    1. Yes, we miss him, but all his pictures also bring back many childhood memories for me. I even took a French class in Neuchâtel before I got married and enjoyed it very much. So I am glad he had a chance to go. I hope you will get to visit your brother one of these days again. I know how difficult it is to travel with a large family, though Thanks for your prayers! They will make life easier for us.

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  2. Eva; bravo to your dh! I had to look up the lake; my poor geography skills! It is so scary to try out another language. In Venice and Amsterdam, the first time I went to open my mouth, nothing came out. It was the strangest sensation...and frustrating! I always have something to say!

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    1. I still sometimes feel like that when I have to speak English and am very tired or in a doctor's office. I did not learn "medical" English in school :).

      Neuchâtel is so beautiful and the lake is great for swimming I have been enjoying your Venice pictures. I have never been there. What is the smell like? People always say it smells bad

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  3. This is great! We all get to share in Peter's trip! Thinking of you all and well done to the big kids in their recent tests, clever lot!!

    San xx

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    1. He needs to send more pictures! Skype is not working well right now. We always get cut off. Tomorrow he is meeting with our Swiss homeschooling friends whom we all met last year. Then he will stay at my mother's cousin again before taking the train to Vienna! It will be so exiting to see pictures of him there.

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  4. Yes, it's so nice to see all the photos. Europe is very beautiful. I'm glad he is visiting family and friends and I know all of you must miss him. Summer travels are fun but can be stressful for all. I feel that way too this year. I wish CT and MA had mass transit to Sturbridge. The driving can get tiring with all the trucks. Do you have to drive with a lot of trucks where you are?

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    1. I do feel sorry for all the driving you have to do. Around here are not many trucks, but as soon as I want to drive up to Rochester or Buffalo or down south I will end up on a highway and then there are BIG trucks. When I have to drive to the airport, I always try to avoid the five lane highways and the big traffic all going up to Canada (the highway to the airport also leads to Canada). How long will you have to do that?

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