Lots of people take up cookery classes, and, it is said that cooking helps people chill out. However, I say, cooking is a pain in the ass – it’s an evil necessity, and I personally, can’t stand it, what I mean is, I dislike it intensely.
In fact, 4 years ago, someone showed me how to make lasagna and despite the fact that I’m smiling, I felt stressed, and completely out of my comfort zone. Everyone has their likes and dislikes, for instance, I’m very keen on eating, but I can’t stand cooking, chopping, boiling, frying, baking, squeezing, grating, mixing or washing up.
How about you? What are your pet hates?
Are you suffering from the blues? Do you fancy a getaway to a chilled-out, unspoilt tropical island? Or, are you more culture vulture than beach bum?
Having a ball, having a blast!
I personally have mixed feelings about this. On the one hand, I´m really keen on sunbathing at the beach with a mojito in one hand and a trashy novel in the other hand. However, on the other hand, I´m nuts about learning about the history, traditions and culture of a new city. In fact, if I had more time and money, I would definitely take more city breaks. However, truth be told adventure holidays are my real cup of tea. I love danger, risk and a challenge. Indeed, the last time I went scuba diving I was scared stiff but I loved every second. Bring on the adventure, let the good times roll!
Of course, it’s possible that your idea of having fun is completely different to mine. So, if you could go on any type of holiday, what would it be?
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Despite the glorious spring weather, at the moment, I am feeling a little blue. To be, or to feel blue, is a very common idiom which expresses the feeling of sadness of depression. How about cheering me up with a little joke or, you could throw caution to the wind and take me on holiday?
Anyway, what makes you feel blue?
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To look forward to something means to think of a future event with pleasurable anticipation, i.e. you are excited about something that will happen in the future.
I am looking forward to hooking up with some mates who are coming to Málaga at the end of next month. Last night I called them to tell them about my plans for things that we can do in Málaga. Thanks to you, I have lots of activities planned. They will definitely fall in love with Málaga and have a blast.
In general, what do you look forward to? Your birthday, the weekend, Halloween, important football matches, sleep? Generally speaking, I look forward to eating and drinking!!!
Leeds Skyline: Gorgeous
Easyjet, the budget airline, says: ‘Why not treat yourself to a break in a city break with plenty to keep you busy and to help you relax?’
Madrid and Amsterdam and Leeds are all firm favourites on the city break holiday destination list. Book today and your well-earned city escape could be just around the corner.
To help you choose the perfect city, Easyjet have written a brief summary about the locations they fly to:
Madrid, Spain’s capital, is bursting with culture and activities at every turn – with museums, art galleries and night after night of flamenco. However, if that doesn’t whet your appetite, then you might be pleased to hear that the city has more bars per square metre than anywhere else in Europe!´
On the other hand, if city breaks aren`t your cup of tea, treat yourself to an adventure holiday instead. .
To read more about holidays click here.
To be, or to feel under the weather is a common idiom used when you are not feeling 100% well. Perhaps you have a slight cold, stomach cramps, a headache or a hangover.
Last Sunday, I felt very under the weather. Unfortunately, it was completely self-inflicted! So, no sympathy required!
Why don’t I learn that it is never, ever, a good idea to mix lager and red wine?!
Anyway, personally speaking, the hangover is definitely the reason why aspirin was invented; and on a positive note, over the years I have kept a lot of chemists in business as a result of my aspirin requirements. OMG, I’m a total business angel!
What do you daydream about?
When I was at school, cookery classes were compulsory. However, because I thought they were extremely boring instead of listening to my teacher, I always had my head in the clouds, daydreaming about disco dancing, eye glitter and lip gloss. I was a huge day dreamer, and as expected, I failed my cookery exams.
As many of you know I can’t stand anything to do with cooking, baking, boiling or frying; not to mention the fact that washing up is as dull as dishwater.
However, I have an extremely sweet tooth and spend a lot of time stuffing my face with chocolate, cake and biscuits. Consequently, if anyone wants to try out this recipe for spooky biscuits, it would be my pleasure to eat them for you.
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To fit like a glove is a common idiom which is usually connected to clothing. It means that an item of clothing fits your body perfectly.
For example, last year I bought some new jeans in the sales they fit like a glove. However, more importantly, they were as cheap as chips.
Do you want to learn more idioms and expressions connected to clothes? If so: Click here
When we are not working, studying, cleaning, washing up, paying bills and food shopping we should be having a ball. Obviously, I’m not saying that working and studying can’t be fun, but for most people, the aforementioned are more or less obligations and from my point of view, a hobby, or the things we do when we have free time or leisure time, is a choice not a necessity. In a nutshell, the definition of a hobby is something that you do in your spare time to chill out and something which you are not paid to do.
So, when you’ve got time off work, or you’re sick to the back teeth of studying, what do you get up to?
Are you nuts about listening to music like me, or perhaps you’re an adrenalin junkie like my friend who straps on a harness and spends every weekend trying to defy gravity by climbing rocks like Spiderman. Maybe you’re keen on doing physical activities in teams, or perhaps individual activities like reading and yoga are more your cup of tea.