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  • Birthday June 12

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  • Location Hessen
  • Nationality Irish
  • Hometown Dublin, Ireland
  • Gender Female
  • Year of birth 1957
  • Interests Nordic walking, cooking, baking, listening to Irish/British radio

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  1. This is a tourist spot, and quite a popular one at that, but the locals around here are not going to change their ways.  It's fine when you remember, but I have been caught out a couple of times when going in before 14:30 to get something
  2. Where I live, it's still like that!
  3. Yes, a semi-formal or personal letter or email, but mostly email these days
  4. I still have mine, issued May 1982
  5. I can't remember what the word count for C2 is, but I can check it out.  I know telc are more interested in the content, structure, use of vocabulary, etc., than the number of words, especially at higher levels.
  6. I'm an editor and proofreader at telc. For the B1 test, the expectation for the written part is at least 100 words, and for the B2 test, it's 150.   I have the specifications in front of me.
  7. Absolutely not, he was quite serious, but I chose to ignore it and move on.
  8. On hearing I have 3 children, someone once asked if I had any other hobbies!
  9. New words or sayings

    I teach in a number of organisations in and around Frankfurt and I can see a trend building where no salutations are used, especially in emails from the States. Many emails go straight into the topic without a Hi or a Dear. Unfortunately, it's the way it is today, formality is disappearing. 
  10. Alcohol and cancer

    Not strange at all, be glad.
  11. Schadenfreude

    I think Schadenfreude is like karma, it's delighting in someone getting their just desserts. 
  12. Sorry to be pedantic, but it's "a person after my own heart"
  13. Cool stuff worth sharing

    Or stick with the beer and step away from the computer
  14. Why are you happy today?

    These are the types of stories we should be hearing more about rather than the negative ones.   Last December, someone reversed into the side of my car while it was parked.  The woman left a note on my windscreen explaining what happened, she left her phone number and stated that she had contacted the police.  When I checked my car in daylight the next day, there was a dent, but I decided not to make a claim, the car was old and I was planning on getting rid of it anyway, so I called her and told her.  That evening, when I came home from work, there were chocolates, flowers and a Thank You card outside my door.  That meant more to me than a new door on an old car.
  15. Fasting anyone tried it?

    Life is too short not to indulge in a little of what you fancy, now and again