November Bullet Journal Set-up

Oops, a bit late with this one too! November is already more than halfway over… I decided to go for a space/star-theme for this month as my birthday is in November (19th – yay!) and my star sign is Scorpio. This also gave me the excuse to get some beautiful night sky washi tape which…

October Bullet Journal Round-Up

Yes, I know I am very late… better late than never, right? This is the first month I have tried using a bullet journal and I have really enjoyed it. While I know many people out there have incredible spreads, I have enjoyed doing some simple doodles and condensing my never-ending to-do list into a…

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…

Rapid Fire Book Tag

This is the first time I have been tagged to do a book-tag – thank you to the lovely Amy @TomeswithTea who tagged me! 1. Ebook or physical books? Physical books are my preference but I will take any books over no books at all – for example, when I went on holiday over the…

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…

Multilingual flashcard: Pumpkin

Getting close to Hallowe’en – have you carved a pumpkin to make a jack-o-lantern yet? Back home in Ireland we traditionally used turnips (much tougher to carve than pumpkins!). We put one on each side of the front door (and back door if you’re really superstitious) – their job is to protect the home as…