Hope springs eternal
Time flies.... it is the last day of open blogs. Maybe, it is time to say thanks and goodbye to everyone. However, I am more optimistic now than I was at the end of September 2006 when I thought that I will never have the opportunity to be a blogger again. I do hope that we will have another chance to catch up in a year or two… Anyway, I will continue visiting the site, reading the entries of the next bloggers as well so I will be here.
After all, I would like to say thank you to the BBC LE team, to the teacher bloggers who have taken part in this open blog and to nice people from all over the world who read my entries, who wrote me comments for their kindness and interest. They always encourage us to learn English.
Lewis Davies, February 2008 will be an unforgettable month for you full of new feelings, happiness, joys. My son was also born in February. However, it was 17 years ago. I am wishing you, Tomono and the baby good health, good luck and success in all you do. Sorry if I am being too personal or too curious, but please, do not keep the sex and the name under your hat after the baby is born. I am sure, Paul will publish it with pleasure. I am looking forward to knowing it. As for your question about superstitions regarding all things to do with babies, here in Slovakia people do not buy the pram before the child is born. Mums-to-be and dads-to-be usually choose the pram together and the Dad buys the pram while the Mum is in hospital. Then parents put a little red ribbon in the pram hoping that people who are curious to look at the baby will not cast a spell on the baby. What a silly thing, isn’t it? Thank you for the photo. You are a really nice couple.
Stephen Keeler, maybe you can remember the next words because I have written them to you once but I think I cannot explain my feelings better. So here they are: You are a teacher who regards his profession as a vocation, not just a job. Thank you for everything that you did for us learners. We all will miss your writings, your useful exercises and expressions. I think you are an extremely good father and Lucy is a fantastic girl. We could see the beautiful relationship between you and your daughter. You must be proud of her and Lucy must be proud of her father. I would also like to wish you good luck for visiting Sweden, Vietnam and China. Hopefully, you will come back to the LE site one day…Hope springs eternal. My very best wishes to you and Lucy.
Jo Kent, thank you for your comments. Hopefully, I will visit England again as I am looking forward to my daughter’s graduation ceremony. I will make certain that I will go to a pub when I visit her. I like the atmosphere of English pubs. It is definitely different from the pubs in Slovakia.
Amy, Rachel H., Rachel W., I have been reading all your blogs. I have learnt a lot from them. My very warmest wishes to you and to your families.
Well, Ana Paula, Adriana, Naheed, Leila, James – I have not written you comments because I thought that I can respond to you directly on my blog. I guess it has worked quite well. In this way I did not have to worry about my evaporated comments like all our commentators had to do, unfortunately. You are all fantastic. Although every one of us is so different, we have so many things in common. I have read lots of interesting topics, I have seen beautiful photos and I have learnt a lot from you. Thank you for sharing your ideas and a slice of your life.
Naheed, I like your sister’s handicrafts. The purse from jute and the beaded creations are my favourites. Beautiful! Have you seen the link I have mentioned? It is worthwhile because there are a great number of bead patterns there.
Ana Paula, Adriana and everyone from Brazil! Enjoy this beautiful time of carnival!
Ana, I also like listening to the sounds of rain and then breathing the fresh air. OH! Thank you for the sites. You are really kind.
Adriana, I always admire people who work in the healthcare system. This is my weakest point. When my children were small and they hurt themselves I could not bear their pain. I always needed my husband’s help. You are great! Being a dentist is a great responsibility and I am sure you take your responsibilities very seriously.
Leila, thank you for your tips. The problem is that if I once get to bed I will sleep until morning without waking up. I will read the site about the Mind Mapping technique very carefully. It sounds interesting.
James, I liked your entries. They were all informative, interesting. Good job!
This photo was taken last spring in our garden. This is a little gift to you all. I will end my last post by saying I hope that spring will be here soon because spring is always an uplifting time.
Take care! Bye, bye
Thanks for all your contributions. This blog has now closed and can no longer accept new comments.