Monday, November 06, 2006

International Week

Almost twenty years ago my daughter, Amy, spent a year as a high school exchange student in Berlin. She had a wonderful experience, and a wonderful host family -- Lisa & Wolfgang, and their three children, Matthias, Tatyanna, & Claudia.

Claudia is here for a visit this week. We all gathered at my home last night for dinner. Amy & David brought shrimp (was it delicious!!).....and homemade apple pie. We also had mashed potatoes, green beans, peas, and homemade bread. It was a mouth-watering island meal, and Claudia savored it as did we. (Claudia spent a year as an exchange student in Virginia, and understands American cuisine. She also speaks English fluently.)

Amy & I have taught Lachlan a bit of German, but Claudia is taking our instructions up a level. Lachlan can already count to five "auf Deutsch," and readily says "Tschuss," "Ich liebe dich," and several other phrases. I'm looking forward to hearing what he can say by the end of the week.

To see new items we've added to our on-line catalog, please click here: "What's New at Village Craftsmen".

You can read our latest newsletter here. It's the story of two old maps (1590 & 1795) and place names on the Outer Banks.

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