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!
Christmas is all about overindulgence. And, I happily participate: I eat too much, I drink too much, I disco dance too much, I waste days talking with my brother about sentimental classic Christmas movies, and rather than shop, I watch hours and hours of festive TV commercials. This year, none of them have floated by boat, except a commercial made by Iceland which was banned by the UK Advertising Standards Authority for being too political . Too political, are they mental?! Iceland should be applauded for raising awareness of the plight of orangutans, and we should, at every given moment, be educated and reminded of the consequences of our buying habits, and our behaviour.
This festive season, help people in need, spend time with your friends and family, and shop ethically. Check out the commercial
GM food: on balance, do you think there are more long-term advantages than disadvantages? Not really sure?
Well, why not listen to two people debating the pros and the cons?
Lisa lives in Málaga, but was born in the south of England. She´s a professional belly dancer, a teacher, and an ardent activist, supporting a wide range of local and national charitable organisations. She has adopted 4 stray dogs on the streets of Málaga, and is always willing to lend a hand to people in need.
What´s on her mind?
Alice Bailey is a childhood friend. She spent most of her youth breaking rules, challenging institutions, and corrupting me into the wild word of binge drinking and underage clubbing. She is a DJ, broadcast journalist, and is currently the senior press officer for Welcome to Yorkshire.
What´s on her mind?
OK, I don´t use Facebook very often, but I have decided to make an effort in order to touch base with some of my life-long mates. Anyway, I thought, why not share the lives of my international mates with you, as there is no better way to gen up on colloquial English.
Espin is my cool, singer-songwriter cousin. He lives in Berlin, and his last post was about a hipster room for rent. It´s hysterical!
The craziest suggestion to cure your hangover is to make yourself a vegetable shake. And, although I´m a vegetarian, and I love a great spinach and celery juice, under no circumstances am I going to turn on the blender to pulp a load of greens when my head is already about to explode. It´s a ridiculous suggestion!
So, what’s your hangover cure?
My brother and elder sister have a completely unhealthy attitude to hangover cures. They swear by the hair of the dog method. This means, they wake up, and drink a bloody mary. A bloody mary is a drink made with vodka, tomato juice some Worcestershire sauce and a stick of celery to stir it with. It´s totally disgusting!
Most of us have woken up the morning after a wild night painting the town red with a banging headache. You know it’s going to be a bad day when you can’t lift your head off the pillow without your brain screaming at you: ” Call a doctor, you are dying” Yes, you’ve got a hangover from hell, and you probably only have a vague recollection of what happened the night before.
So, with this in mind, what are the best hangover cures?