Book Review: Run Wild

Run Wild Written by Gill Lewis 96 pages Published by Barrington Stoke Publication date: 15th July 2018 Summary (from Goodreads): Award-winning author Gill Lewis makes her debut to the Barrington Stoke list with a stunning tale of the wild that hides in us all. Run Wild is a thought-provoking and touching story that celebrates the…

Multilingual flashcard: Caterpillar

Caterpillar in 10 languages Following on from Spring flowers, I started thinking about the creepy crawlies that seem to come out of the woodwork when the weather gets nicer. I’ve already spotted some intrepid ants venturing into the classroom looking for crumbs left from the children’s lunches, and a few sleepy bumblebees seem to waking…

Multilingual flashcard: Hyacinth

Hyacinth in 10 languages Continuing with my theme of spring flowers, despite it being rather a grey morning here. See snowdrop, daffodil , crocus and tulip in 10 languages by clicking on the name of each flower. Hyacinths are one of my favourite spring flowers because they smell so heavenly. I almost always end up…

Multilingual flashcard: Tulip

Tulip in 10 languages Has Spring reached your part of the world yet? It traditionally begins on the Vernal Equinox which is around the 20th/21st March in the Northern Hemisphere. On the Equinox (from Latin for ‘equal ‘ night) hemispheres are getting about an equal amount of sun. The equinoxes are the only times of…

Multilingual flashcard: Crocus

Crocus in 10 languages Yet another beautiful Spring flower that might be peeking its head out near you at the moment. (See more flowers in 10 languages here) Have you had time to get out and enjoy the Spring weather recently? In Greek mythology, Krokus was a youth who was turned into a flower after…

Multilingual flashcard: Daffodil

The poor Spring flowers got another dusting of snow this weekend – it was so strange, especially as I was out in short sleeves on Friday and it was quite warm! Still, Spring is marching on and I love seeing all of the beautiful daffodils around. In the sunshine the look so cheerful and I…

Multilingual flashcard: Snowdrop

Now that Winter is melting away with the snow and Spring is here, I am seeing lots of beautiful spring flowers poking their heads out. The harbinger of spring, snowdrops, have been appearing in the park I walk through to get to work. In the language of flowers they symbolise hope. Have you got a…

Multilingual flashcard: Holly

Holly in 10 languages for the Christmas season, where it is traditionally used as a Christmas decoration, both as a descendant of older pagan beliefs and as a symbol in Christianity – red berries for the blood of Christ, thorns for the crown Jesus wore on the cross. There is quite a variety of terms…