Saturday, 3 March 2018

535


I heard a few phrases of Swedish today. I was visiting Mum at Brooklands. A 99-year-old man joined us at the table. He was born in Foxton but had a Danish mother and a Swedish father. They had immigrated here in 1911 from Malmo because of economic reasons. That’s over 100 years ago! His mind is still as clear as a bell, and he has a strong handshake.

I also heard some Russian being spoken on YouTube. A three-year-old chess prodigy, Misha Osipov, was filmed playing a game with Anatoly Karpov. Perhaps chess could be my entry point into Russian.

Today: J5 D1 Sw1           

Total: J523 D200 G85 P60 F58 Sp40 A9 I9 C8 Sw6 Ru2 Da2 N2 Ro2 M1 Gk1

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