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Hangover cures!

What are the best hangover cures? Well, this geezer has some interesting advice! I´m keen on number 6!

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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?

Come on Ireland. Ireland, Ireland, Ireland.

Come on Ireland, you can qualify. Goals for Ireland!

What should I do when it´s boiling hot?

The summer is here, and OMG, it´s boiling hot. It´s definitely the season to hang up your trainers, throw on your bikini, dust off your cool box and spend as much time as possible at the beach.

Ok, if you aren´t a beach bum, don´t worry, you can take advantage of the outdoor summer cinema festival.

April Fool: Diet Water

In 2004 a Television Channel broadcast a story that informed the general public that a local water company had invented some ‘diet tap water’ and that anyone could get it if they phoned the company and asked for a special tap to be attached to their existing kitchen sink.

The news story also stated that it had tested this ‘diet water’ on one person and in 4 months they had lost 12 kilos.

I am ashamed to tell you that this April Fool was broadcast in my home county of Yorkshire and 10,000 people phoned the company to ask for the special tap with diet water.

TEN THOUSAND PEOPLE, TEN THOUSAND PEOPLE, NO, I am not pulling your leg, in Yorkshire we really are that stupid.

Have you had an April Fool played on you? If so, tell us what happened?

April Fool´s Day

April Fool’s Day is a day when people play tricks and pranks on each other.  In the UK it is celebrated on the 1st of April, in Spain, a similar event happens on the 28th of December.

Indeed, I thought Brexit was an April Fool, and I thought voting for Donald Trump was an April Fool. However, it seems that I am the fool!

To sit around

to sit aroundTo sit around means to sit in a place doing nothing special.  Another common expression which means the same thing is: to hang around/about.

For example:

Question: What did you do at that weekend?

Answer:  Nothing special, I just sat around on Saturday, and on Sunday, I hung about with friends in a local café chatting about sport.

To dress up

trying on clothesTo dress up is a phrasal verb used to say that you are putting on more elegant clothes or wearing a costume.

For example:
Normally my sister wears jeans and a t-shirt, but last weekend she dressed up to go to a friend’s wedding. She looked amazing in a red silk gown.

Tonight, I have to dress up in a pirates costume as I’m going to a fancy dress party. My boyfriend is dressing up as a parrot.

Read more at: To Dress Up

Making and dealing with complaints

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Customer Service

 Role One: You are a customer.

Last week you bought a DVD player on sale. When you tried to set it up at home, you discovered that it did not work. Today you take it back to the shop and explain the situation to the manager.

Invent the details of the situation and decide what course of action you will take (you would like to get a refund). Try to come to an agreement.

Role Two: You are the manager of an electrical equipment store.

A customer has come in to complain about a product that does not work. Your shop has a no-refund policy for things bought during the sales.

Listen to the customer, explain your shop’s sales policy and offer alternative solutions. Try to come to an agreement.

To complain

complainTo complain is when you express dissatisfaction or annoyance about something. Indeed, it is often said that British people complain about everything and Spanish people talk about complaining about everything.  What do you reckon?