8 Jun 2015

WEEKEND REVIEW JUNE 6

After some shopping in morning, I sat the whole afternoon in our garden together with my computer.

My neighbor's daughter had invited friends for a birthday barbecue in the evening and she invited me too.



When I arrived three Harley Davidson were standing in front of the house.



We posed in front of a delicious looking barbecue.



When everything was eaten up they took selfies with the birthday cakes, and we had a lot of fun.

On Sunday I started my first working day as a volunteer tourist guide for the Waterloo battle bicentenary.



I had to answer the phone for German, English and Italian tourists. The vest I have only to wear outside. On the three pins, the languages I speak are written. To answer the phone was not very difficult, mostly they wanted to know if there are still entrance tickets, but for all the three re-enactments all 118.00 tickets were sold. Tourists from around 60 countries are expected. Some of them also asked if it is suitable for children under 10, but they are not allowed, the battle is too frightening for them.



and this is my temporary "office" the Waterloo Tourist center. Just opposite of the building is the Wellington museum.

In the afternoon my friend Chantal came over for a coffee, and I told her all about my first day.

13 comments:

Mara said...

Well, it sounds like a real busy weekend! And the job sounds great!

Linens and Royals said...

A very smart and important looking green jacket. I think you are going to be very busy.
If the "Battle" is not suitable for children under 10 then I think it might be too realistic for me as well.

EastCoastLife said...

Awesome that you are a volunteer tourist guide! It must be fun to have you for a guide, you have a great sense of humour. :D

I would love to see the battle.

Andrew said...

I expect by day three of volunteering, you may be saying how stupid people are.

Jeannie Marie said...

How wonderful to speak three languages! Here we are impressed if one can speak a second language, which I cannot anymore. At one time I could limp along in American Sign Language but moved away from deaf friends and now am too rusty to claim it. Your life sounds so very interesting!

Jo said...

Oh wow, you look good in the vest, and you sound so good with the queries already. I read my first magazine in about two years last week, and I see "selfies" are the in thing. I tried to take of me and Rina while we were on holiday, but I look like a gargoyle! (So never posted these photos, LOL) Have a great day. Jo

pattisjarrett said...

How exciting to have this opportunity as a tourist guide! The party looks like everyone had a good time, and lots of good food.

The Daily Pip said...

Thanks so much for stopping by The daily Pip today! Your volunteer job sounds very fun and interesting.

Gracie said...

It's a beautiful thing you're involved in this

Reader Wil said...

How wonderful for you that you work as a volunteer tourist guide. Thanks for your visit t o my snakes.
Wil, ABCW Team

Fun60 said...

You look really smart and what an asset you are with your linguistic skills.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

And so now you are once again a working woman (and how lucky they are to have you.) It sounds like a fun thing to do for temporary (you have such a busy life, you didn't really need one more thing, but they are very lucky you managed to make time for this volunteer effort!)

Sandra Carlier said...

Formidable ! You looks so professional ! I hope you will write more about ! I'm so curious !