Matilda: “Eine lange Reitstunde auf Tili mit Springen und allem!!!” (A long riding lesson on Tili with jumping and everything!!!)

Matilda goes to the German school in Lisbon, Portugal. She is 11 years old and sent me a letter in German full of ideas how to spend a happy day.

In English Matilda’s letter says:

A perfect day

I think on a perfect day I would do a lot of things, for example: eat ice cream, go for a little bike ride, and then spend the rest of the day with the horses and a long riding lesson on Tili with jumping and everything!!!

At night sushi and a movie.

My brothers and sisters must not argue with me or with each other like always!

And in addition they would have to do what I ask them!!!

Danke, Matilda, thank you for your letter with all the great ideas for a perfect day! I also like to eat ice cream. 🙂 I didn’t try riding yet but there is a girl in my dancing class who does it and she loves it very much, too. I hope you spend many happy days with all the things you like to do and that your brothers and sisters don’t argue often. 🙂 Lots of love, Karina

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Thomas: “J’ai dansé tout le temps” (I danced all the time)

Thomas is from Benin, in West Africa. He sent me a letter in French about what makes him happy and also drew pictures.

This is Thomas’ letter translated into English:

Hello dear Madam, how are you?
During Christmas celebration I was happy. I had a lot of fun and I danced all the time. And on my birthday I am happy. It makes me happy that I passed at CM4 every Sunday. We take biscuits.

Dear Thomas, thanks for your letter and the drawings! Merci beaucoup! I’m fine. 🙂
I don’t know what the CM4 is, but I also like biscuits. 🙂 And I can imagine that it was a lot of fun to dance all the time during Christmas celebration! I hope this year you will have a wonderful Christmas again! Lots of love, Karina

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Felix: “Ich hatte gute Wellen” (I had good waves)

Felix is 10 years old. He lives in Portugal and wrote me an amazing letter about surfing.

Felix writes:

A perfect day


My name is Felix and I’m 10 years old.
My perfect day is like this:
I got up at 7:00 a.m. and had a very long breakfast.
Then I took my IPod to see how the waves are.
I thought that the waves looked very good for me, but my brother always says they are small.
But this doesn’t keep me from going surfing. Therefore, I packed my things and set off with my mother.
I had good waves and after surfing I went home. But I didn’t see that it is already 4:00 p.m.
I watched a movie and went to sleep.

Thank you so much for your great letter, Felix! I also like surfing. I don’t live by the ocean, but when I’m on holiday at the beach I go surfing, too.
I hope you have good waves very often and always lots of fun surfing! Big hug, Karina


Amadé: “On irait sur mon trampoline et on jouerait au ping pong” (We would go on my trampoline and we would play ping-pong)

Amadé lives in Lisbon in Portugal and wrote me in French.

He told me about his happy day from getting up until going to sleep.

Amadé’s letter says:

My perfect day!

My name is Amadé and I am 10 years old. I get up at 7:30 a.m. and I have breakfast. From 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. I play tennis with my family. After this we would go to the bakery Eric Kayser. About noon I would meet my friends to go to an aquatic park. We would come back around 4:00 p.m. and have a little break. Then we would go on my trampoline and we would play ping-pong. About 7:00 p.m. we would watch a match of the World Cup. About 10 p.m. I would go to bed. That’s my perfect day even if it’s not possible that all this happens.

Dear Amadé, merci beaucoup, thank you very much for your letter! You have so many wonderful ideas how to spend a happy day. Even if maybe you cannot do everything in one day, I hope you often have the chance to do at least one of these things during a day and have a lot of fun with it!
– It was also great to meet you last week! 🙂 (I spent a week in Portugal and had the chance to visit Amadé and the other children of the class at the German school in Lisbon.) You asked me if you did mistakes with the writing in French: I understand everything very well, there are only some cute and very little mistakes and you really wrote such a beautiful letter in French! Lots of love, Karina


Luisa: “Mein perfekter Tag ist an einem Sommertag und zwar mit meiner besten Freundin Laurina” (My perfect day is on a summer day and that with my best friend Laurina)

Luisa is 11 years old. She lives in Monte Estoril which is the area up the hill between Estoril and Cascais in Portugal.

Luisa goes to school at the German school in Lisbon (Deutsche Schule Lissabon) and sent me a beautiful letter in German.

Here is what she writes:

A perfect day

My name is Luisa and I am 11 years old. I live in Monte Estoril. My perfect day is on a summer day and that with my best friend Laurina, she lives in Germany and I have known her for seven years. It was on one of my birthdays. I turned 11 years old and she was there. I always wrote “Laurina” on my birthday list and now she could be there on my birthday! My birthday I spent at the cinema, at home and with my friends.

Thanks a lot for your letter Luisa! It’s fantastic that your best friend Laurina could be there on your birthday! I can imagine that you were very happy about that. It’s wonderful to celebrate your birthday with your best friends. I hope that Laurina can also be there when you turn 12 years old! I send you a big hug from Germany.