Is this not too low?
– No, this works. It is natural.
– Look out with that thing. I speak Dutch when I call my mum. It is easier to speak Dutch with her
than English. She still lives in Australia?
– Yes, and next January she will be 90. No, I think in English. My spoken Dutch
is still OK, but my written Dutch is not. When my family emigrated to Australia… …we left on a ship called Willem Ruys. The journey took four weeks. That is how we moved to Australia. When I went to school
my friends called me Beeb. I wanted to make it more English. So I changed Bertelkamp to Birtles. That is how I became Beeb Birtles. Nowadays even my mom calls me Beeb. My real name is Gerard. She does not call me Gerard anymore.