Sex in the Garden

Hmm the wood pigeons are helping me to clear the garden of little twigs, it’s the mating season again. (they’re making a nest!) I think I’m the only mammal that’s not “pumping” anything when I should be. HHmmmm it’s true though, we’re all part of nature, and we all feel things depending on what our …

Vegetable Garden: update.

I’m moving on with my garden, again. I’m getting to know my new tools, cutting down all the weeds, and burning what I can to make room for some order. On one hand it’s intimidating, on the other hand it’s exciting. I think the best advice I read on gardening was: “Don’t try to do …

Goblin

I’m currently working on (or tinkering with) a webpage which chronicles my recent trip to Manchester, to see the Italian band: “Goblin”. I’m putting a lot of effort into it, so it’s taking me a long time; but it should be worth it when it’s finished 🙂 I hope so anyway. I’ve already learnt a …

Common Sentences – Hospitality Sector. Italian – English.

Benvenuti – Saluti – Velediction (Ciao / Arrivederci) Welcome – Salutations – Veledictions (Hello/Goodbye) Times of day: Morning: 00:00 – 11:59 Afternoon: 12:00 – 16:59 Evening: 17:00 – 23:59 Good morning/afternoon/evening, welcome to _________ how can I help you? Buon giorno / pomeriggio / sera, benvenuto a _________ come posso aiutarla? Good morning/afternoon/evening, table for …

The Problem with Reindeer Slippers.

Picture the scene: big fluffy Christmas reindeer slippers on, me crawling tentatively on the rock-hard laminate floor, making a beeline to steal a cuddle from little Mitski; then….CRASH!!! Mitten runs away, I freeze and everyone says: “What the hell was that!?”. I turn around and see the glass from the coffee table lying on the …

Happy New Year!

Hi everybody, I wish you a happy New Year. All the best for 2014. I’m going to be updating my blog a lot more in the near future: I apologise for not writing very much, I’ve just been really busy for a long time. 🙂

To, too, two.

Ok, so: “to, too, and two” caused some panic with a student of mine, today. Don’t panic! I said, as he looked at me with trembling eyes. Haha The words sound the same, but mean significantly different things for you to be able to remember them. To is a preposition (mostly) (going somewhere or doing …

Anywhere between

Hello lovely international people! I’ve just had a lesson with Alexander (in Moscow). We were reading about sleep deprivation and I found the sentence: “people had between six and nine hours sleep”. I thought it was worth pointing out (mentioning/explaining) the “between/and”. When you say something like: “between six and nine” it means something can …

My Day 27th September 2013

Hi everyone 🙂 (I still haven’t managed to find out how to make a subscribe function, none of the WordPress ones seem to want to work). Well, today was quite a busy “quiet day”. I was up at about 09:30, dropped my top and punched myself in the balls when I tried to catch it: …