German Conversation – March

It’s almost Spring! And according to Tennyson “In the Spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love”. Indeed last Spring one of our group found an engagement notice which proved that had happened to a Londoner, soberly named Edward Page.More exotic was his beloved’s name-Praxedis.His future in-laws were more complicated;Balthasar,Freiherr von Schnurbein,of Ettelried,Dinkelscherben and Christiane,Freifrau von Schnurbein of Charlottenburg,Berlin.Let’s hope he learned enoug German at school to be able to pronounce all that!

Sylvia Mountford