Footballs and snowballs
Hi, I'm Abigail, and I'm your teacher for December. Today is not a normal day in England. It's all snowballs and footballs. And some of us are wearing plastic bags on our feet...
At At 1500 GMT today we'll hear if the 2018 Football World Cup will be in England. If you're in the Netherlands, Belgium, Russia, Spain or Portugal - how are you feeling right now?
From football to snowballs: Britain is covered in snow. This is a photo of the view from my window, as I write to you.
Here in Hastings, on the South Coast of England, we're snowed in. The snow is about 90cm deep. We're not used to snow. We don't have the right clothes; we're walking round in thin jackets and wet shoes. Some people in my street have put bin bags on their feet and legs, to keep dry.
When snow comes, people panic buy. Everyone's been stocking up on food and the shops are sold out of bread and milk. Everywhere you go, you see people dragging sledges, making snowmen, or having snowball fights.
So that's us. We're wet, cold and we have plastic bags on our feet and too much bread in our cupboards! But tell me about the weather where you are. How does the weather make people behave?
I'm looking forward to reading your comments, and especially looking forward to reading Veronica's blog. Veronica is our student for December, of course.
See you soon!
Here are some of the words I've used today:
snowed in - if you're 'snowed in', snow is stopping you leaving
used to snow - accustomed to snow, have often seen snow
bin bags - large plastic bags to put rubbish in
panic buy - buy things because you're scared of an emergency
stock up on something - buy plenty of it, to last for some time.
are sold out of - have sold all of, have no more to sell
sledge - a sheet of wood or plastic; you can slide along the snow on it
snowman - well, a man made out of snow!
snowball fight - throwing snow at each other!