Book Review: Bookshop Girl

The Bookshop Girl Written by Sylvia Bishop Illustrated by Ashley King 176 pages Published by Scholastic Publication date: 2nd March 2017 Age range: 8+ Summary (from Goodreads): This story is about a little girl named Property Jones, so-called because she was left in the lost property cupboard of a bookshop when she was five years…

Multilingual flashcard: Green Tea

This is an acquired taste for many, but I love it! My hot drink of choice for keeping warm in the winter, with the added bonus of lots of health benefits. Green tea has been credited with everything from helping to prevent cancer and Alzheimer’s to being a cheap breath-freshener and helping digestion. It has…

Multilingual flashcard: Cake

Cake in 10 languages to celebrate National Cake Day – apparently it’s on November 26th! I can’t believe I didn’t know this before. It is the perfect excuse to have some more cake, just a week after my birthday 🙂 Learn how to say cake in 10 different languages below – this is definitely an…

Multilingual flashcard: Sunrise

Up before the sunrise today, even though it’s the weekend! My alarm didn’t even go off, but I felt like my brain was whirring with things I needed to get down on paper to get off my mind, so I woke up when my alarm normally goes off on weekdays. Managed to watch the sunrise…

Book Review: How to Catch a Witch

How to Catch a Witch Written by Abie Longstaff 240 pages Published by: Scholastic UK Publication date: 6th October 2016 Age range: 10+ Summary (from Goodreads): Charlie and her family have moved from the big city to a small country village, and everything feels wrong. Their cottage is old and creepy. Anxiety about her new…

Multilingual flashcard: Poppy

Poppy in 10 languages for Remembrance Sunday. Lest we forget those who have died so we can have safety, security and stability in our country. 8 million in World War 1, 8.7 million in World War 2 and estimated 7136 UK soldiers in worldwide conflicts between 1945 and 2013 (according to MOD report)

Multilingual flashcard: Peace

Following on from war comes peace as the second of three steps in the eternal waltz of war, peace and revolution.

Multilingual flashcard: War

This week in school we have been talking about soldiers who have lost their lives in defence of their countries in the lead-up for Remembrance Day on 11th November (though we will be having our service in school on Friday 10th). It got me thinking about the ubiquity of conflict and how often I have…

Multilingual flashcard: Fireworks

Hope everyone had a lovely weekend! In Britain, the 5th November is Bonfire Night when we remember Guy Fawkes’ attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament. Usually there are a lot of fireworks over this weekend. I love fireworks although I feel sorry for all the poor pet dogs and cats who are upset…

Book Review: Do You Speak Chocolate?

Written by Cas Lester 288 pages Published by: Piccadlly Press Publication date: 24th August 2017 Summary (from Goodreads): A story of friendship, laughter … and more than a little chocolate ‘Do you speak chocolate?’ Jaz has found the best way to make friends with new girl Nadima, who doesn’t speak any English – by offering…