A long time ago, I wrote about emotions and emojifying your life. As many of you know, I’m not overly keen on emojis and the little icons that are consuming our virtual reality, because, it seems to me, that you need a degree in neuroscience to work out what they all mean. Truthfully, the only ones I completely understand are the dancing disco man, the octopus, the tractor, and the erupting volcano. However, I´m completely unsure as to when these would be useful! Seriously, you tell me!
So, thankfully, instead of ridiculing me and mocking me, a friend of mine has sent me a cheat sheet to help me decode these little smiley, grumpy, happy, confused looking faces. But, what does this mean?
The Nottingham Post, has 15 tough quiz questions about the festive season. I got 5 correct. Can you beat my pathetic score? Take the quiz here, and let me know if you are a festive genius, or, like me, a Christmas failure!
I am a bookworm. I was brought up surrounded by books, and I have always be keen on reading, touching and smelling books. Although my tastes have changed over the years, I still try to read as much as possible.
I´m usually given a book or two for Christmas. And, one disastrous year, under the family Christmas tree, there was a book on trout fishing for me. I thought, Santa, are you’re pulling my leg, did you not get my letter?
This year I have been a very good girl, and I would be over the moon and very grateful if you could give me a 1967 Aston Martin Volante. My brother, on the other hand, has been a very bad boy this year, and he deserves some maths homework or a pair of rubber gloves.
Lots of kisses to the little elf helpers.
P.S. I can´t stand red, so would you mind giving me a green or blue Volante?
- The Trump administration
- The genocide and ethnic cleansing in, ( to name a few countries) Myanmar, the Yemen, Syria, Sudan and Ethiopia
- The political soap opera in Spain
- The Paradise Papers
- Brexit, and the social value of public referendums
- The value of the Bitcoin
Consequently, Santa is taking a break from the unpalatable behaviour of mankind, and he´s celebrating life with his elf friends and some disco. Santa says: ”Next year, we must do better”.
A big shout out to the graphic designer Paula Alvarez Alves from Spain. Why not check out her animations?
For many teachers, the end of December is a stressful time: there are Christmas plays to organise, Christmas lunches to attend, a rainforest full of paperwork and pointless bureaucracy, and, the dreaded pupil assessment reports to write. In light of this, I thought I´d share with you a report card from a British school in the 1950s. If you need some inspiration with your own report writing, then please feel free to check out the personal and social traits section; OMG, hysterical!