The weekend has begun!
this is going to be another rather brief entry from me, as I had less than 4 hours of sleep last night, and feel dizzy with tiredness! If I sound incoherent, you'll know why.
As Sophie hasn't posted anything today yet, and my day wasn't too exciting at all, I will try to reply to your comments - at least some of them, anyway.
Marianna, I've noticed that you are a devoted blogger :) Yes, I read some
of the past blogs before I started mine, and I noticed that the teachers here have very different styles sometimes. I agree that it is very useful to read older blogs, because one picks up new words from each of them, or even more importantly - some useful phrases or sayings that add colour to the language. And the reason I can type very fast is I used to work in IT and spend most of my time at the computer...
I just looked at the map to see where Bojnice is and indeed you live within a very short distance of the Fatra mountains... lucky you!
Mahjabeen – I normally tell people that I live in Poznan, which is probably fifth or sixth largest city in Poland – but actually this is not true: I live 20 km away from the town, in a small village called Konarzewo, in a country house. But I go to Poznan on most days, so I feel like a Poznanian :)
As to holiday destinations, most people go either to the seaside (in summer), which is the northern border of Poland, or to the mountains (in summer or winter), which are in the south. As Poland is probably something like 800 km wide, neither trip takes more than a day! There is also a very nice part of Poland in the north-east, called Mazury – „a country of 1000 lakes”. I love it, as it is still relatively wild with beautiful lakes and forests, unfortunately it is rather far from where I live.
Ana Paula, thanks for your words of consolation, my appointment was postponed till next week, though, as there was a power failure at the dentist’s! Picture me, getting up at 7 o’clock in the morning (which to me is like midnight!), swearing and cursing but doing my best to get to Poznan on time – only to find out there is a power failure and I all I can do is go back home...
„To hit the sack”, interesting expression, didn’t know that one! Yes, I too need at least 8 hours of sleep, I normally go to bed about 2 a.m. and get up around 10 in the morning, it’s just that this blog has upset my routine a little ;-)
Cristina, I may sound daft but is Bs As an abbreviation for Buenos Aires? And I’m curious when you say „freezing winters”, does that mean literally freezing, with temperatures below zero? I think with the English metaphorical use of adjectives like „freezing” or „boiling”, an English person might just as well say it’s freezing when it is plus 10 degrees...
... oops, it’s getting late, and I’m so tired I’m starting to see double... I’ll have to finish replying to comments tomorrow. Meanwhile, I hope that you will all have a chance to do something nice and relaxing at the weekend; I am myself planning to go cycling, weather permitting. If I manage to shoot some photos, I’ll post them here as well!
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