Friday, 23 April 2010

Sant Jordi

On almost every street corner there were stands selling roses today. Legend tells that after he killed the dragon, Sant Jordi gave his damsel a rose, which had turned a deep red colour because of the ground soaking up the dragon's blood.

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Smart cookies

Telling my group of twelve year old students that I was "not in the mood" for silliness backfired. The students had come bursting into the classroom, noisy and fractious and chomping on chocolate biscuits. "Well," said one of them, "I'm not in the mood for English!" The rest of the group caught on and before I knew it all five of them had their arms crossed and eyebrows raised - mirroring me. I had to laugh. So did they, after that.

Friday, 2 April 2010

Pictures II

The monkey in London