Thanks for popping in. Just stepping down from all the excitement here over the past few days. Just enjoying the quiet in my little artroom before the next ride. Wow. Need to digest it all really. I gathered up all the cards, envelopes, boxes, gifts, flowers and cakes which kind customers and friends gave us yesterday, and put them safe in the living room – all ready for next weekend. Astounding generosity. Thank you xxx
First thing we did when we got up this morning was check the weather forecast for NEXT SUNDAY!! Checked several weather sites till I found the best one, and yippee!! It is going to be sunny and perfect!
Waved bye bye to LindaWilliams and her hubby Rob, and then trundled over to Medway, to have a cuppa with Mum and Dad – it being Father’s Day and all that.
So we sat together and chewed the cud, had a chuckle, ate cherries, and then I trundled back to Crowborough, so that they could settle down to watch the football.
Tired now though. Very grateful too – and much to be grateful for.
There is a German expression which comes up every so often in my mind.
Let’s have a German pronunciation lesson, shall we? Say Lunch, but as if you came from oop north. Now say northern lunch, but with a V. Vunch.
vunch-lows (as in high and lows) . Say it out loud….Perfect. But hiss a bit on the S at the end. Vunchlos. Good. Hold that thought.
Next word. Glücklich. mmmmm. challenging
Say Gluck. Now we need to change the vowel a little. Pucker up your lips and change the luck to sound more like lick. That’ll do.
Glicklick. That’ll do nicely. Now bunch them all together, and we’ve got vunchlos glicklick. Brilliant. Well done. Didn’t know you could speak German, did you!
What does it mean? Ah. Now that’s the loveliness. Wunsch = Wish. Wunschlos = wishless. Glücklich = happy. So wunschlos glücklich actually means wishlessly happy.
I have no wish that could possible improve my happy state of mind. Do you get that? I feel wunschlos glücklich very, very occasionally. And today is just such an occasion. Is there a word in English to describe that level of utter contentment? Can you think of one?
I am going to sort out the beds now, for the kids. They fly in Thursday and Friday. Now that makes me even more wunschlos glücklich!!
Love and hugs,