From Anita, Slovakia
I would like to start my first blog with a dialogue between me and a customer (C) in our office;
C: I wish you a Happy New Year, good health, good fortune and luck.
Me: Thank you so much. I think health is enough to wish for, that is the most important thing, everything else we will have later.
C: Do you think so? The people on the Titanic were healthy but had no luck, so luck is also important.
Well friends, I wish you all the very best for 2011, good health, good fortune and lots of luck.
Not so much has changed in my life since last Open blog. I am still married (to the same man, we are going to have our 25th wedding anniversary this autumn), I have been employed full time at my husband's company, I still love cooking and baking (but have less time for it, unfortunately), and still like learning English. My children grew up. That is what children do. My daughter, Csilla has gone back to Brazil. She took a CELTA course in London last October and now she is staying and teaching English in Rio de Janeiro while studying for her Master's degree as a distance learner. My son, Peter is in his last year at high school. He would like to continue his studies as well. His dream is to become an event organizer or party planner.
The first days of the new year should be happy but I always feel a bit down in the mouth at the beginning of the New Year. My mum has been gone for 10 years now and I have been missing her so much. She quite often appears in my dreams. It is a good feeling for me because I feel that she is with me. In my dreams she is always healthy, kind and she looks well. Let me share a short anecdote about her. My mum could speak only Hungarian and she was so happy that her children can speak Slovak and Czech as well. But she was over the moon when Csilla started to study English. Every time we visited her, my mum always asked Csilla to tell her some sentences in English. She did not understand her but loved so much how Csilla pronounced the words and she was very proud of her. If she was alive she could listen to Peter speak English as well. And me too....