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This week, the conclusion of Chapter Two from my Swiss boarding school memoir, “Internat Adventures”.

Preamble: Sept, 1968. Life at school improved once the initial shock of the “prison-like” conditions wore off and friendships were formed.

[A bit of editing was required to keep it within 8 sentences]

Meal times were the best, because that is when we could mingle and flirt with the boys.

I was immediately attracted to Harant, from Turkey; jet black hair, mesmerizing eyes and a killer smile. He turned out to be a sadistic creep, whose favourite activity was dumping pitchers of hot tea on people’s heads!

Erich was the son of a famous European singer/actress and we became fast friends. He was two years younger than me and like a little brother.

Now that friendships had been established, life at the Internat became fun and interesting. Icing on the cake was the discovery that we were allowed to go into town twice a week and had field trips every weekend. All chaperoned of course, but, that didn’t matter quite as much, anymore.

Read the full chapter HERE

Complete series HERE

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Debbie D.
Canine Innkeeper in suburban Toronto, Canada, known as "The Doglady". Writer/website owner, photographer, animal lover, music fanatic, inveterate traveller. History, literature and cinema buff. Eternal "hippie/rockchick". Binational, German/Canadian and multilingual. Looking for the next adventure!
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26 thoughts on “#8sunday WEEKEND WRITING WARRIORS; MAY 26/13

  1. Hi Debbie – as a new reader to your blog I though I’d just jump in and leave a quick comment here to say I’ve been enjoying it very much. Thanks! Shaun

    1. Nice to meet you, Shaun! 😀 Welcome to The Doglady’s Den. Glad you’re enjoying it. Thanks for visiting and have a great week.

  2. It’s amazing how those who look great aren’t always the people that we would like to hang around, male or female. I love your memoirs. They, indeed, give us a real picture of a Swiss boarding school.

  3. Thank heaven! Finally bearable. Wow on the creep and his pitchers of hot tea! Isn’t that something? Even now it hasn’t faded from your memory that he did that.

    Great 8! 🙂

    1. I remember those days so well, but don’t ask me what happened last week. LOL Thanks for coming back, Teresa. 🙂 Yes, things became much more bearable, (for awhile). Have a great week!

  4. I’m glad things eased up after the daunting beginning! I’m hoping we’re going to hear some of the things that happened on those trips to town and field trips – today was another terrific snippet.

    1. Yes, that was too bad about Harant. We were always excited about getting out and about, given the severe restrictions we were stuck with. Thanks for visiting, Kate. 🙂

  5. Nice snippet! I like how you characterize the boys so well, it puts me right into the story and empathizing immediately!

  6. omg, I can empathize with falling for the cute guy who turns out to be a jerk :-/

    Once you settled in and some of the stress eased, this part must have been one of those great experiences you don’t fully appreciate until you’re older. At the time you don’t think of it as “learning” but just having fun. But maybe you did see it that way? Anyway I’m really enjoying hearing about some of the other kids and want to know what you guys did in town 😀

    1. You are so right about that, Marcia. I did not fully appreciate the experience at all until I was older, nor did I recognize its uniqueness at the time. it was “just” my life. LOL Thanks for visiting and Happy Memorial Day weekend to you!

  7. Harant sounds like the winner today. I wonder who he spread the tea on.
    And the environment seems to be a lot more relaxing than the prison it seemed to be at first. Interesting.

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