Dutch people to speak and write English in Future.
I love my country and the way we speak and write
but once in a while I want to reach beyond the border.
To you, wherever you may be
Why should someone who lives in Holland want to write is a language that isn’t here
As a young girl I spent nearly two years in Australia. During that time I was an
apprentice hairdresser. That how I picked up the spoken language rather fast. Back
in Holland I couldn’t forget what I had learned because of the English, American
or Australian songs, series and films. By and by vocabulary expanded. Although I
could speak it quite well, I couldn’t write proper English. (That still is a bit
of a problem)
Because of my lack in education in many ways I decided to go school. One day our
English lesson was about “elderly people in Britain who live in an old people’s home”.
My mother in law, who was very old, happened to live in such a home. It was the combination
of what I had learned in the lesson and what I had seen in that home that made me
write poems in English.