Just try to stay positive

Unsere Englisch-Assistentin Nora Divvers lebt wieder in London und berichtet in ihrem Podcast über das Leben dort. Alexandra aus der 9b hat sich erkundigt, wie es ihr geht:

Interviewer: “Hello Nora! How are you?”

Nora: “I’m good. And you?”

Interviewer: “I’m fine, thank you. Would you introduce yourself, please for those who don’t know you?”

Nora: “Yes. Hello, my name is Nora Divver, I have been working at Johanneum since September as the English Language Assistant and I am currently back home in London.”

Interviewer: “Thank you!”

Q: “What or who inspired you to start a podcast?”

A: “Well, I thought that it would be a nice idea to do the podcast because I’m currently at home in London.  So I can’t be in Lübeck right now, but I thought the podcasts would be a good way to still stay in touch with the students.  And let people in Lübeck know what’s happening in London and what our experience of the current situation is.”

Q: “You mentioned in your podcast that the counsel of your borough asked for volunteers to help people who can’t go shopping. What was your motivation to register?”

A: “I just wanted to be able to help the people because I know a lot of people are struggling at the moment and I am healthy and able to help, I wanted to do what I could to help people.”

Q: “Did you plan a travel which was cancelled because of Covid-19?”

A: “Yes, so during the Easter holidays I was planning to explore some more of Germany and go and visit some other cities and that all had to be cancelled. And I was also planning at the end of my stay in Germany to do some travelling as well, but given that I am not in Germany, I won’t be able to do that either.”

Q: “What is it like for you to be in quarantine?”

A: “I think that I’m quite lucky in my situation that I live with my mum and in our house. We have a piano and a garden and things like that. So I have a lot of things that I can do to stay entertained and have things to do during this time. But it’s also difficult not being able to see people, but it could be a lot worse.”

Q: “Do you have some last advice to get through this time?”

A: “As it turns in advice for other people, I think I’d say to just take each day as it comes and just try to stay positive and remember that nothing lasts forever. So this will end at some point.”

Interviewer: “Thank you for the interview, Nora!”

by Alexandra Samstag, 9b