I loved your post about farming. Y'know living in the UK nowadays it's very easy to feel distanced from the land and from agriculture in general. But your post sowed the seeds of an idea in me for my post today, so we'll see if you can come up with the theme of my useful phrases.
If you visit most houses in the UK you are likely to find a small piece of land behind the house (of course I'm talking about a garden) where people plant flowers, grow a lawn full of grass and relax in the warmer months. However, to be honest, these days many British people pave over their lawns, or put down wooden decking. I guess you could say many of us have lost touch with mother nature - sad but true. Although, I sometimes daydream about living on a farm in the future...
Anyway, isn't it nice to have a new crop of students reading your blog and commenting on your posts? It must give you such a warm and fuzzy feeling inside. I just hope that my posts to you start to bear fruit and lots of people start to improve their English.
And to you dear students, you many not know this, but after reading your lovely comments on my blog (and Dommi's) a smile could be seen sprouting from the edges of my lips. It's such a pleasure to know what you like reading these blogs and that they have flowered into such a blossoming online community of keen English language learners.
Here are a few replies back to the comments from my previous blogs:
Pary - Thank you for your comments. Oscar is indeed getting bigger (and cheekier) by the day. He has started counting now. He likes to shout "1,2,3,4,7!"
Marianna - Life seems to be manic at the moment but I'd rather have lots to do so I don't get bored. Japan Matsuri was wonderful - why don't you come next year and see for yourself?
Anita - Wow! how amazing you saw me again after so long. Thank you so much for your kind words about Tomono and her baby kimonos. They were a big hit at the matsuri so she is very happy. How is your family and wonderful garden?
Ali - I must admit to liking traditional Japanese music too, especially 'Shamisen' and the Yoshida brothers. Have you heard them?
Sero - Thank you for your comment and I love the way you used the new phrases! That's what I call a great student.
OK guys, it's bedtime for me. I hope you like today's bumper crop of useful phrases - but did you catch the theme?