Sunday, February 24, 2008
Sometimes the thoughts that pop into my head are bizarre as are the reasons why they pop in too. The images come from June Book 1965 one of my Christmas presents in 1964 when I was 9. I kept it because I loved the stories and articles in there and I still do. I was going to be a police woman when I grew up and I had a rabbit called Silky though I don’t remember the rabbit at all.
Back to the pictures. I don’t know if the series was exported to the States. Doris, Neutron, and Keith might remember it (Zoe &John G, you’re too young). The puppets lived in Rubovia and the story was written by Mr. Gordon Murray, who also made the puppets, my book tells me. It took three to six months to make a 30 minute episode. Don’t ask me why it popped into my head.
Does anyone remember Twizzle?
Saturday, February 23, 2008
It was lovely to see them as there have been a lot of road works by the park this week and tree roots being dug up in the park. They aren’t shy at all and stared me out till I continued on my way.
Friday, February 22, 2008
Sentence patterns and Adverbials aren’t that bad, are they?
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
This week is the second of the holidays and Olivier has recovered from his flu. Rob and I both had a day when we felt really tired, so we wondered if our vaccination was losing effect. We’re all fine now.
Dom has been home since last weekend. We went shopping on Monday; looking for birthday presents for Olivier. Then on Tuesday I went shopping with Olivier for shoes. He needed a sweater and shirt so I feel like I know men’s wear shops inside out at the moment. We got one or two bargains as there are still left over sales items to be found.
It’s been a long time since I had English lessons with someone of school age but I feel as if I’ve got back into the swing of it. I have to collect a ticket at the end of every lesson – the hardest part has been remembering to do that; if I don’t collect the tickets to send in, I won’t get paid.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
On Saturday I received a card and some photographs from one of my ex students. She’s a marine biologist and last year was lucky enough to spend some time in the Antarctic. She sent me some incredible photographs of ice and penguins. I’m going to ask her permission to post them here.
I had a phone call from a language school in Bordeaux yesterday. I sent them my CV about 2 years ago. I now have some lessons during the holidays. Hopefully, if the lessons go well, some more work will come my way.
Saturday, February 09, 2008
I added to the discussion with the news that I had heard. Woolworths was withdrawing its range of bedroom furniture for little girls after complaints from parents. They had called the furniture range “Lolita”. Apparently no one involved in the choice of name had heard of the book – or the films.
Thursday, February 07, 2008
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
Postcards don’t usually find their way onto this blog, but I had to share this one.
“What you must say to a man”
With your seductive gaze
You tug at my heart
Your suit is excellent
You are really elegant
Your certainly know how
To please in a thousand ways
I’m smitten by your beauty
I promise you everything
You know so well how to kiss me
That I can’t go without
With your superb athletic body
You must turn a few heads
I thought these tips might help you to prepare for Valentine’s day.
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