http://gty.im/668773115 Many gardeners were lamenting the lack of rain just a week ago, after the significant rain we've had this week they will be lamenting no more! More akin to the traditional weather we would expect in April, the heavy rain showers are a mixed blessing. If there is one thing however we can all [...]
Image by Brigitte Werner from Pixabay This Sunday marks Mother's day in the UK and Ireland! No excuses if you had forgotten! The celebration is a very old one and started originally possibly as a religious celebration for the mother church, called Mothering Sunday. Over the years observance of the celebration waned until [...]
http://gty.im/556070783 It's not technically Spring yet, but it definitely feels like it. It's so wonderful to see beautiful daffodils surrounding our countryside office! Here's a poem entitled 'Daffodils' by William Wordsworth: I wander'd lonely as a cloud That floats on high o'er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host [...]
http://gty.im/814416102 This week’s Pic of the Week of a woolly-jumpered boy, leaping among daffodils overlooked by bare trees and the watery sunshine of early Spring, speaks to the sentiment of March and April in the northern hemisphere. Exuberant anticipation of what lies ahead, viewed in the reality of the present. The not quite, but almost. [...]
Caption: Daffodils (Daffodil Narcissus) Credit: © Avico Ltd / Alamy Stock Photo Spring is on it's way and we've been seeing lots of these popping up everywhere. ELT teachers, how are you planning (if you are) to talk about Spring in the classroom?