viernes, 21 de octubre de 2016

Michelle Obama speech "Enough is Enough"

Such a superb speech on a pathetic behaviour. She speaks elegantly, directly and right to the point. Words we all can understand and agree with come out in a sincere heart to heart communitcation act. Love this woman.

sábado, 11 de junio de 2016

GOT fan? Me too!!! Check this out ;)

Hello! If you happen to be a GOT fan like myself, you may love this documentary. I am sharing for the pleasure of combining two personal passions: English and this story. I confess I have read all the books and looking forward to the next one!!! It is kind of strange to watch this series' last season as it is in no book! and I am worried it will condition somehow what needs to be told from the author himself. Nothing we can do about it, but to enjoy both alternatives!  

jueves, 2 de junio de 2016

British People???

We are working on culture this week...I guess this may come in handy. Other than the weather, tea seems to be the issue.... The guy is kind of funy...

miércoles, 23 de marzo de 2016

A Beautiful Enquiring Mind

This young boy, Toby Little, took the initiative to write to people in each and every country around the world and guess!!! He had loads of lovely responses. I read it on facebook today (via BBC Breakfast web). What a beautiful story after losing hope in humankind due to yesterday's terrorist attacks in Brussels. I choose to focus on good news today. Here is why I am sharing this ambitious boy's story

sábado, 14 de noviembre de 2015

Paris Attacks by Michael Hirst

France is observing three days of mourning for the 127 victims of Friday's multiple attacks on Paris.

miércoles, 30 de septiembre de 2015

British Education System explained ;)

viernes, 26 de diciembre de 2014

What is Boxing Day?

Crazy Xmas shopping starts on Boxing Day, but the origin of this festivity has little to do with today's spending and abundance....
Happy Boxing day and Happy sales and deals :)
Boxing Day:  The History of its ORIGIN

sábado, 20 de diciembre de 2014

Christmas Crackers!!!

They definitely are  as British and christmassy as mince pies and Christmas pudding, to mention a few examples. I suggest this funny article by Smitten by Britain describing THE TRADITION OF THE CHRISTMAS CRACKER to learn more about this unique tradition.
I also invite you to listen to this family introducing the fun of Christmas crackers ;)

domingo, 9 de noviembre de 2014

The Berlin Wall 25 years later.

I was only 11 years old when the news were all over the press. Despite my early age, I could sense the magnitude of what was happening... To be honest, 1989 is a year I can distinctly remember for an unknown reason. Funny thing....These days, with time and perspective, I get very much moved by the powerful images and the freedom, the courage and the beauty they reveal....

In my opinion, there are too many walls erected in this world, They are not necessarily physical and more often than not, they are clearly unnecesary or useless. That is the reason why I adore the words by Tilda Swinton in "The Invisible Frame"(2009), a feature just 21 years after her "Cycling the Frame" (1988) movie was released. After her special relationship with the wall (it fell just 9 months after the filming mentioned above), Tilda states this beautiful reflection about what has happened: "Open  doors, open eyes, open ears, open air, open country, open season, open fields, open hearts, open minds, open locks, open borders, open future, open sky, open arms, open sesame". Beautiful description of a once future and now present time.
"It is a fearful heart that builds a wall. It is a fearless heart that can live without it"  

The Berlin Wall fell 25 years ago and thousands of Germans are gathering in the city to commemorate the anniversary. Nowadays, Germans are obviously happy about the end of their physical Iron Curtain. Berlin has seen the upcoming of a cosmopolitan and entrepeneurial scenece. The city boasts universities, museums, entertainment venues, festivals, sporting events, you name it. It is commonly agreed that it has turned into a reference cultural beehive. However, some local people complain about the amount of tourism invading the area, the rocketing house prices and growing filth as a result of that. Probably, a high price to pay but worth it, though.

To see the exact moment when the Berlin Wall fell dow, click here and read all about the end of the absurd separation of a nation. 

lunes, 6 de octubre de 2014

Red Phone Boxes to turn into Solar Boxes!!!

A couple of college students wanting a second life for these popular Phone Boxes came up with this super cool project. Nowadays, phone boxes are clearly less useful due to the rise of, formerly, mobile phones and, now, smartphones. What to do with the red icons then???
The solution they proposed really makes the past embrace the future as the phone boxes will become solar powered phone charging stations!!!! CLEVER!
Obviously, the "green" idea has also taken over the whole place ;)