Thank you for the information about where you live. You used so many nice expressions to describe the area. It really helped to paint a picture of your community. You must feel lucky to live in such a safe and quiet place with so many kind and generous neighbours.
I also live in a six-storey apartment block. Our flat is on the third floor. This area is also safe and fairly quiet, even though it’s next to a main road in the middle of the city. We’ve been renting a flat in this building for about three years now. It's a short walk to the nearest train station from our flat, which is good for me because in the summer it is so hot that I don’t think I could walk for any longer!
I wish we could buy fresh fruit at 8 o’clock in the morning, but you can’t do that in my neighbourhood. There are many convenience stores around here, which are open twenty-four hours, but I doubt the fruit is that fresh. However, there is a really great greengrocer’s in our local market, where I go all the time to buy fruit and vegetables.
It sounds like many people in your community have green fingers. I sometimes wish I had a garden, like at my parents’ home in England. My mum, like many English people, loves gardening and she is often seen outside watering the lawn, pulling out weeds and trimming the bushes. She planted an apple tree some years ago, but unfortunately, it hasn’t borne any fruit yet. Actually, thinking about it, I don't really have green fingers, so maybe it's a good thing I don't have a garden...
I’m glad you like this blog. You used a great expression to describe your feelings about it: ‘Thank you for putting your feet in my shoes.’ I'm also very impressed that you have updated your previous blog. Keep up the good work!
Bye for now and enjoy the figs!
Today’s useful English:
(to) paint a picture of (something)
on the ground/first/second floor (of a building)
at (8 o’clock)
in the morning/afternoon/evening
a greengrocer’s (shop)
(to) water the lawn/plants
(to) pull (out) weeds
(to) trim the hedge/bush
(to) bear fruit
(to) have green fingers
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