Thank you for your translation. It wasn’t until I had given my speech and my German guests have come to thank me for such an excellent translation that I fully understood… For it was then that it occurred to me that it was my guests who were your ultimate audience, and I was merely the conduit! Your translation was well received in particular by the German elderly great-grandmother who was formerly a teacher of English.
I was also grateful for the spoken version, the mp3. While my spoken German was delivered in the inimitable faltering tones of the Englishman-abroad, it was much appreciated by the German speakers and I got the ‘points’ for trying.
So, thank you again, Johanne.