29 weeks in England, oh dear, time flies. Monday started as usual: another German club session with L4. This time we listened to “Perfekte Welle” by Juli, a song that was very popular when it was released in 2004. But a massive tsunami hit Southern Asia later that year, so, obviously, loads of radio stations stopped playing the song. I think my students liked the song, not as much as they liked “Haus am See”, though. 😉 I also gave them a riddle with questions about Austria, Germany and Switzerland. Here it is … can you solve it? My students did very well!
Later that day I discovered some great stuff in the mail … two tickets for MUSE in London!!
Tuesday was a very special day for me as well: Firstly, we had our whole school photograph taken (standing there smiling and not moving for at least 30 min was super hard!). And besides that, we were informed that Mrs Gould would be our new headteacher, as Mr Callaghan left the school before Christmas. A good choice indeed as she’s a lovely and very hard-working lady.
After another rehearsal with Derby Bach Choir on Wednesday, I decided to go on a little trip on Friday as this was my day off. I called up Royal Crown Derby, a famous china manufacturer at Osmaston Road in Derby. Surprisingly, I was the only one (!) doing the factory tour, which was lovely indeed. I (still^^) have no idea about fine bone china in general, so I didn’t really get everything the lady there told me, but hey, at least I got an idea. After the tour, I could take loads of photos (yes, I know, most people consider china figurines to be super cheesy, but I do like them) and I even got a tea cup + saucer for my mum (the two pieces were 35 quid … yeah, I know, I’m insane).
The next day was without a doubt this week’s highlight: Naomi and I saw Derby County beating Millwall 1:0 at Pride Park! I’d won two tickets a couple of days earlier as I took part in a raffle at school. I just HAD to go there with Naomi as she’s a huge Derby County fan (“oh when the rams go marching in …” :)). We enjoyed a four course dinner with some other people from school who’d won tickets as well and even had our own “VIP space”. You see, our tickets were no ordinary ones. 😉 Brilliant, just lovely. One thing I realized, though, is that English football fans seem to be not as enthusiastic as Austrian or German ones. A whole different atmosphere … anyways. Even though we had this lovely dinner, we went to McDonald’s after the game. 😀 You see, you can never have too much to eat.^^ I was thinking of ordering a salad, but then Naomi said: “Going to McDonald’s for a salad is like going to a brothel for a hug!”, so I ordered some “proper” stuff instead. That’s why you gotta love Naomi.
Here’s some pics for you (Royal Crown Derby and Derby County vs. Millwall):