Progress. Reward.

🙂 Something’s clicked in my brain, and I’ve decided to start decorating the house. To cut a long story short, my parents split up about 18 years ago, everyone fell into a deep depression, and I don’t think anyone loved being here anymore. Any money that anyone ever had, which was never very much, went …

Street Fair

The other day, I went to town (Newcastle city centre). I went to Pani’s as always, and had a cup of coffee and a chat with everyone I know there. It was a beautiful morning, and I’d say it must have been the first spring type of a day that we’ve had this year; the …

Order!

Chronological order (chronology) = in the order that something really happened: Craig went to Newcastle, he had a drink of coffee, he then went to look at the things in a street fair. Whilst he was there he saw an old friend so they went for another drink together. That’s what happened in chronological order. …

Slowly Slowly, Catchy Monkey!

😀 I made myself giggle with this saying today, it means “approach a situation carefully, be cautious and patient and you will succeed”. “Catchy” in the context of a pursuit, isn’t a word it’s just using alliteration for effect and humour (could be parodying a non native English speaker, who uses “broken” English). “How’s your …

All in All.

Is informal. It means “considering everything/all things considered”. “We sold some t-shirts, we sold many tickets, we sold beer and food, all in all it was a good day’s work”.

Worse Things Happen at Sea. Idiom

This just means “the situation isn’t that bad, it could be worse”. “The library was shut, and I couldn’t check my emails. Now my new girlfriend will think that I’m ignoring her, and I’m not!!” “Don’t worry, worse things happen at sea, text her instead”. This reminds me of a silly saying, that’s actually true …

Stabbed in the Back. Idiom

This means “betrayed”. “I thought they loved me like I was a member of their family, but they’ve stabbed me in the back“. Yea, I’m familiar with that one. Someone can also be a back stabber, and that person would be a disloyal person: usually a back stabber would be a person who would do …