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: Hot Chocolate

Now that the weather is starting to feel a bit (A LOT!) more like winter, who’s ready to crack out the hot chocolate? Believe it or not, I’m not a massive fan of chocolate and usually choose a hot green tea or chai tea over hot chocolate, but sometimes there is nothing better. Like when…

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…

Book Review: I Wore My Blackest Hair

I Wore My Blackest Hair Written by Carlina Duan 92 pages Published by: Little A Publication date: 14th November 2017 Age range: 14 + Summary (from Goodreads): Celebrating Chinese American girlhood in all its confusion, love, and loss. In I Wore My Blackest Hair, Fulbright grant and Edna Meudt Memorial Award recipient Carlina Duan delivers…

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…

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…