September 2019: Visit from Filderstadt, Germany
As a member of the Selby-Filderstadt Twinning Association I took part in the organisation of this year´s visit from our delegates from Filderstadt to Selby. During the visit, I occasionally provided interpreting services and I enjoyed very much being of help not just with one or the other language hurdle but also with explaining cultural differences and thus contributing to a better understanding between our two nations. Discussions with the delegates also provided me with ample opportunities to keep in touch with events back home. It was a very enjoyable experience.

June 2019: Visit to Carentan in France

As a member of the Selby-Carentan Twinning Association I travelled to Carentan in France this year as part of our annual exchange. Members of the group stayed with French hosts and visited various places of interest in the area. This was a great opportunity to visit France not just as a tourist but to also get to know the French way of living and thinking first hand. The stay also provided plenty of opportunities to practise my French and to act as a translator.