I like language; and I like different languages. I especially like specific words, sayings and expressions in different languages. Last week, I visited LearnTech Day in Belgium. This wonderful event is an initiative by Mathias Vermeulen. He runs the event based on his own passion for the learning and development profession and his attitude of sharing knowledge and experience. I think Mathias should be ‘as proud as a watering can’. And no, that’s not a typo, it’s a translation from the Belgian saying ‘fier als een gieter’. Flemish is a wonderful language.
Another expression that is front and centre in my mind these days, as the summer holiday is just around the corner, is the Italian expression ‘dolce far niente’—the sweetness of doing nothing. But for this edition, I use the German expression ‘gefundenes Fressen’—found food. I like the smooth and positive ‘gefundenes’ combined with the bold and rough ‘Fressen’. Gefundenes Fressen can be seen as something relevant for you that came by you easily. I experienced that the last few weeks had quite some ‘gefundenes Fressen’ in store for me and, of course, I want to share it with you. Guten Appetit!