Monday, 24 January 2011

These are some pictures from my holidays in England. There is a picture of my cat playing in the snow. My cat is one year old and has never seen snow before so he was very excited and nervous at first.
There is a picture of the road where I live and there is a picture of my garden.
This year there was a lot of snow in England!

What do you think of the pictures?

I know that it rarely snows in Seville and there has not been snow in Seville while you have lived here. Have you been somewhere where it had snow?
Do you like the weather in your region?
What is your favourite type of weather?

I will leave you with a picture of my mother sledging!!!

Six Nations

Friday the 4th of February marks the beginning of the The Six Nations Championship. This is an annual international rugby tournament involving six European teams- England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France and Italy.

Rugby is a very popular sport in the United Kingdom and we are all very excited for the championship to start!

Have you played or seen a rugby match? What sports are popular in Spain? Do you have similar competitions?

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to everyone and I hope you all had a very nice Christmas.

I went back to England for Christmas and enjoyed seeing my family and celebrating a traditional English Christmas.

In England we celebrate on Christmas Day- the 25th of December. On Christmas Eve, the night before, we hang out stocking so that Father Christmas can leave us presents. A lot of people also leave Father Christmas a mince pie and a glass of brandy and a carrot for the reindeer.
Our houses are decorated with traditional Christmas plants like holly and mistletoe. We have a Christmas tree that is decorated with baubles and tinsel.

Normally we go to mass at church in the morning and then return home to eat our Christmas lunch.

For our meal, most people have a big roast turkey and we have roast potatoes, parsnips, vegetables, gravy and stuffing.
We also have sausages that are wrapped in bacon and we call these ´pigs in blankets´.

After the meal we have a traditional Christmas pudding which is a brown pudding with raisins, nuts and cherries. It is similar to fruitcake, except that pudding is steamed and fruitcake is baked. Traditionally there is a coin hidden in the pudding and whoever finds the coin has good luck for the rest of the year. Brandy is often poured over the pudding, which is then set a light as it is carried to the table.

We have lots of traditional Christmas cakes and treats at Christmas time.

Also, during the Christmas period, a lot of school perform ´nativity plays´ where they act out the Christmas story.

Can you tell me about Christmas traditions in your country or in your family?

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Happy New Year!

Did you make a good start of the year? I hope so.

Click here to read some quotations related to the new year. Choose one you like or agree with and comment on it.