New Year´s Eve – are you ready?

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Happy festive emotions?!

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?

 

 

Books are fantastic presents

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?

Dear Santa,
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.
Janette O’Carroll

P.S. I can´t stand red, so would you mind giving me a green or blue Volante?

Disco Santa is feeling the festive groove

Disco Santa is feeling the Christmas groove.  He has had a very difficult year, and is still trying to get his head around:

  1. The Trump administration
  2. The genocide and ethnic cleansing in, ( to name a few countries) Myanmar, the Yemen, Syria, Sudan and Ethiopia
  3. The political soap opera in Spain
  4. The Paradise Papers
  5. Brexit, and the social value of public referendums
  6. 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”.

Christmas report writing!

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!

Ronny says: ”A little bit of alcohol gives you skipping legs!”

Get skipping with Ronny the reindeer. Ronny says:  ”If you skip for 5 minutes a day,  you will become healthier.”

 

A big shout out to the graphic designer, Markus Magnusson from Sweden.  Why not check out his animations, or suggest an amazing Spanish animator for me to promote.