Tjarko: “Unverhofft kommt viel zu selten!” (The unexpected happens far to rarely!)

Tjarko lives in Portugal and goes to the German school in Lisbon. He sent me an amazing and entertaining letter about his perfect day.

Tjarko wrote in German. In English his letter says:

The unexpected happens far to rarely!

My perfect day started unexpectedly with me sitting in the car on time with Dad at 7:10 a.m. and looking into a deep ditch. We wanted to drive to school and my Dad had forgotten that the building workers had dug up the passage from our area the evening before and we could not drive through anymore.
I cheered loudly: “No school today! I can continue to listen to Harry Potter!”
We turned round and returned to my surprised Mother. I got a cup of tea and Nutella breads and I went to my room to the most exciting radio play of all time.
Later I took care of the animals and moved the horses with the riding instructor. After a delicious lunch Grandma said to me: “Come along, boy, we want to do the German homework.” “Well”, I thought, “that fits.”
My perfect day continued because my Grandma let me go shortly after that. I played with my Playmobil figures on the sand hill in front of the ditch when the excavator turned up and filled up everything again. When the road was free, we drove to the beach to go surfing.
The evening continued cozily. Everybody already in pyjamas we played Cluedo.
The day would have been completely perfect if I did not have to write this text about my “perfect day”. But I really can’t complain at all!

Dear Tjarko, I like your letter so much! You are a great entertainer! 🙂
I’m sorry that it disturbed your perfect day that you had to write this letter, but I’m so happy you did, because it’s wonderful! Danke! 🙂
I like Nutella bread, too, and to go surfing and to have a cozy evening playing something. And I can imagine that it’s great not to have to go to school unexpectedly. 🙂
I wish you very nice unexpected surprises in your life from time to time and send you a big hug from Germany! Karina.

PS: This was the last letter from the children at the German school in Lisbon. I enjoyed reading and sharing each and every one of them! Thank you so much, Barbara and Thomas and your learning groups, for all these wonderful letters! ❤

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Carlota: “I would cycle with my family to the park”

Carlota lives in Portugal, in Lisbon. She is 11 years old and sent me a beautiful letter in English.

A perfect day for her would be on a hot day. She would have pancakes for breakfast, go to the beach and surf for a long time. She would eat pizza at her favorite restaurant, eat ice cream after that and cycle with her family to the park.

Read all about Carlota’s happy day in her lovely letter.

Thank you very much for writing to me, Carlota! I also love to have pancakes for breakfast. 🙂 Your letter really sounds like a perfect day, all the things you described I like to do, too! I hope you often have the chance to surf, to eat pizza at “Pizza Italia”, to cycle to the park with your family and to have TV dinner when you’re back home. 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


João: “No final iriamos todos para minha casa e fariamos lá uma festa” (Finally we would all go to my house and have a party there)

João lives in Portugal. He is 10 years old and sent me an amazing letter in Portuguese together with the drawing of a really big wave he’s surfing.

João writes:

A perfect day

My name is João and I’m 10 years old.  A perfect day for me would be like this: In the morning I would wake up at 10:00 a.m. Then, my breakfast would be my favorite cereals with milk. After this, there would be the morning for playing Playstation. Then I would play Laser Tag with my friends.
After that I would spend the afternoon playing Paintball and going to the swimming pool to surf and to swim with dolphins and with wild sharks. Finally we would all go to my house and have a party there, where we would watch a movie, do a pillow fight, play Nintendo Playstation and Xbox. In the end we would do a food fight with music and we would all go to bed at 6:00 in the morning.

Muito obrigada, thanks a lot for your letter João. Wow, so many special ideas to spend a happy day! 😀 I also like surfing. And I would love to swim with dolphins one day, but I haven’t done it yet. I’m sure this is amazing. I also like watching movies and when I was a child I played Nintendo, too. It’s a while ago that I stayed up until 6:00 in the morning. At your party I would very probably fall asleep earlier than you and your friends. 🙂 I hope you spend many happy days and you often do the things you like!

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Mariana: “In Viana gibt es einen Strand und er heißt Strand von Mariana, cool nicht?!” (In Viana there is a beach and it is called beach of Mariana, isn’t that cool?!)

Mariana is in fourth grade at the German school of Lisbon and sent me an amazing letter with a beautiful picture.

Mariana writes:

Dear Karina,

My name is Mariana and I’m in the class 4c.

In my free time I like to sing, to listen to music, to play and to surf. By the way, I’m in a surf club VIANA.

I like to surf in Viana, in Viana there is a beach and it is called beach of Mariana, isn’t that cool?!

I go to Hip Hop class and I love to dance and to sing with friends in front of everybody.

Yours, Mariana ❤

Thank you so much for your beautiful letter, Mariana! Do you know what the first thing was that I did after reading it? I searched for pictures of Viana in the internet and had a look at the wonderful beach that has the same name like you! 🙂 And it really is so beautiful, a Praia da Mariana, the beach of Mariana. That is really cool! I hope you have so much fun surfing there and also with all the other things you like to do!