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August 2011

Jul 31 2011

Tomorrow is the start of August and Shirley’s birthday! I should have been celebrating with her family in St. Augustine but it wasn’t possible. Hopefully next May to celebrate my birthday – nice idea!

I returned to Berlin at the start of July after a pleasant and interesting stay in England. I liked seeing family and friends again but find living on the island rather inward looking. When looking outward – it is only to the USA!

July was a mixed month of getting back into life in Berlin, including treatment for my back/neck. It is now much better but still not 100%. I think it is a matter of time. I can now join my Friday gang for training which helps my back/neck.

I have recently been asked to take on teaching at the institute, which I accepted! Nice students and look forward to teaching them in August. The extra money is also nice 🙂

My diary for August is starting to fill up with teaching, training, concerts in Berlin and Brandenburg, workshops, my weekly German lessons and the occasional weekend trips when the weather is sunny! I also have to find time to prepare for something special in September.

Who has a birthday in August? Shirley starts the month with her birthday on the 1st followed by Beatrix celebrating her 38th on the 6th August. Nicole will be 66 on the 21st, Jürgen 67 on the 24th, Angelika 59 on the 25th, my sister Pauline will be 67 on the 26th followed by Dieter’s 67th on the 27th. Jan will be 28 on the 28th. He shares this day with Bernhard who will be 51 and they end the birthdays in August.

Happy birthday to each and all. Have a wonderful day!