Thursday, 30 September 2010

Our September Meeting

We had a good meeting yesterday, where everybody felt a little more "at ease" discussing different aspects of our trip together.
Eneas described "Les Miserables", the play he enjoyed very much, and which he'd like everybody to see instead of "Billy Elliot". I must say I haven't seen either of them, but today I met two friends who have, and they coincided in that "Les Miserables" is a very good musical, but rather gloomy, as it conveys a feeling of darkness, poverty and opression. They both agree that a "lighter" musical, with more fun and lively music would be the best for you all, but I'll book it anyway because it's been your choice.

Anyway, I haven't received an answer from London yet, even when early this morning I sent them another email reminding them of the deadline they had told me about, and saying I am ready to pay. I'll let you know when I have booked all the tickets successfully.

Our next meeting will be on Thursday 28, in October, at the same time, in the same place. It's important that EVERYBODY comes, because we are all getting to know each other better, and because many questions are answered.

Those students present chose their English cities to work on, and I MUST say I have already seen a fabulous job three of you are doing on Brighton... Want to see it?... Go to our Google Site, you'll LOVE it, even though it's not finished yet!!

So there are a couple of places which need some writers..., like Salisbury Cathedral, Stonehenge and Bath. Those who haven't been allotted one, send me a message with your choice.

And one last thing: I'll be sending the "written Permit" that you must complete and get authorized to hand it in before travelling, or else I can still give it out during our next meeting in October.

I hope I'll see you ALL next time,


1 comment:

  1. Hi, Rita, and Hi everyone else. Rita, I am delighted to be invited to make a few comments and always excited to share my love of my favourite places in England. By the was- Let me introduce myself. My parents had me baptised "Dennis" (The "God of wine". How could they have known that would be favourite drink?), but these days many people call me "Osna", which is the short version of a rather long name I have in Second Life - Osnacantab Nesterov. ("Osna" comes from Osnabrueck, the name of the town in Germany where I have lived for the past 30 years...According to my German wife, though, I am incredibly English...I wonder what she means by that? :-)

    You might enjoy a not too serious blog I wrote on Blogger.


    I have not seen, but know about the musical you have mentioned. It is a tremendous musical and has been running for years and years. (Out of interest get Mr. Google to tell you how long the play The Mousetrap has been running in London without a break. It is unbelievable, but true. It is, of course, about the French Revolution. Billy Elliot, though, I have seen, and it is quite fantastic. It is about a young boy from the north of England who wants to be (and becomes) a dancer.Wow! Yes. You probably react the way his parents and friends did. A boy who want to be a dancer!!! I can promise you if you get in to see that, you will not be disappointed. And if you cannot get into either, try the best musicals of all times,(Personal opinion!)if they are still running: West Side Story or Jesus Christ Suoerstar.

    As you see, I can go on and on and on. But I want to read more about all of you. Do ask me any questions you like. I am fairly good at answering emails and blogs.

    Off to a birthday breakfast. Greetings from a rainy (as always) Osnabrueck in North Germany.

    Dennis aka Osna, an Englishman living in Germany