Monday, 19 May 2008

Real and virtual helping hands

A House by Susie Mallett 1961

I apologise now if there is a lull in postings on my blog over the next few weeks.

The move is under way (see my blog Whoopee! of 26 April 2008). My old flat is empty except for a mattress on the floor. My clothes are in suitcases, and my laptop and office are on a make-shift packing-case table. The big clean up will now take place and hopefully by the end of the week I will be finished.

On Saturday a huge team of wonderful German friends and their acquaintances filled and emptied the hired van and brought my belongings into storage.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank them all but especially the four lads who I have never seen before and whose names I still do not know. They appeared in the street, out of neighbouring houses, and they worked so hard emptying the van in such an organised fashion that sometimes I just had to stand with open mouth and watch them.

A mention too for the mum of a friend who supplied the workers with lunch and also for the people sending positive thoughts and virtual helping hands from far-flung corners of the world, including England and New Zealand.

Begeistert yet again, this time overwhelmed not by my work but by the kindness of others.
A big "Thank you" to you all.

Notes

Begeistert – enthusiastic, ardent, zealous, rapt, excited, thrilled, glowing, avid, zesty, wowed
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