Exercise 1 — What I treasure | My Travel Flask

Translate the whole article titled „What I treasure - My travel Flask” into Hungarian below.

by Laura Gillian Burling

The great authoress Ms Jane Austen once famously said, „…but indeed, I would rather have nothing but tea.”

Anyone who knows me will testify to the fact this is a sentiment I wholeheartedly relate to, rarely found without tea to hand. While not too fussy (Though no milk, than you!) my blend of choice is Earl Grey or, as a special treat, Lapsang Souchong.

So, it is little surprise my treasure is tea related. On opening a gift from a dear friend a few years back, I discovered a gloriously shiny flask, just begging to be filled with tea and taken on an adventure. Its design is so fitting for me that more than one friend has enquired as to whether I had a hand in it: a circumference intended to be held in one hand and operated with one hand, too – exactly what you need when you’re known for constantly juggling far too many bags. It’s also just the right size to be slipped into a side handbag pocket, with a non -spill feature that’s saved me from many a mishap.

A number of years on and my flask is a little less shiny, and rather more dented, but each scratch and dent holds a memory of an experience shared, a new path trod or a journey taken. As a non -driver, reliant on public transport, my flask has warmed me by many a cold bus stop at dark o’clock in the morning, and been a welcome companion during train travels – and tribulations! The flask is well-travelled – in Cyprus it narrowly avoided a dip in the Med; present also for a first-in-a- decade family reunion to Scotland. It’s made a series of cross-country trips for a hen do, wedding, baby shower, then to meet a tiny, most precious being, and has provided sustenance on journeys home after dance events, the sipping accompanying putting the world to rights with a friend. It has also been in my hand and when I’ve received bad news, providing a comforting, albeit fleeting, distraction of a hot drink.

My flask became a welcome companion as I have explored closer to home during months of social distancing, roaming the South Downs, which I am lucky enough to have on my doorstep. Even in times spent alone, the sight of my flask, the feel of it in my hand, the taste and aroma of its contents transports me to many adventures with loved ones, holding promise of new ones to come. While J.M.Barrie queried, „Would you like an adventure now, or shall we have our tea first?” I would argue the best adventures are not precluded by tea but include it. So, where to next?

From: The Simple Things July 2020

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