Saturday, 23 July 2011

The First Goodbye

On Thursday evening as it would have been our normal evening for a German class most of us got together for our usual end of term curry.  The food and conversation were flowing freely and Rosa our teacher managed to charm the waiters into giving her one of the gorgeous wine glasses they had.  At the end of the meal a fuss was made over my leaving, which was quite sad as we have been together learning for about 2 years and these were some of the first people I had social interaction with after my breakdown and they have helped me grow so much.  Oddly the class is pretty much all men apart from Mum and me, I say oddly because I have done quite a number of evening classes over the years and women have always made up the majority.  I'm not sure if that is related but they have also been the best people I have taken classes with, which is why I extended an invitation for them to look me up if they happen to find themselves in Stuttgart and was even more pleased when they immediately started planning a class trip to see me some time next year lol.

I got a lot of hugs goodbye and felt very special... unlike my Mum who spent all of Friday being sick which she is attributing directly to the food she ate =P


  1. Wow, congratulations on the end of your German classes - it's the beginning of a new era! Men have always been in the minority in my classes too... I always felt VERY sorry for them. Also, I'm very envious of you going out for a curry - make sure you make the most of that before you leave :(

  2. I will certainly be making the most of it, I still can't quite believe that the first curry Uwe ever had was the one he had at mine on his first day in England! Not sure I'll be able to convince my Mum to come with me though, thanks to her reaction to this one, I shouldn't laugh... bless her.