Union Jack Day
Just read your blog, Cris. Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease don’t feel bad about making mistakes. I appreciate that you want to produce high quality writing, but making mistakes is a very important part of language learning. Your writing is already of an extremely high standard. Do you know why I pointed out so many mistakes last time? It’s because I felt guilty that I thought I wasn’t giving you enough help with your English (you know how we women feel guilty about all sorts of silly things…) so I thought I would do a blitz and give you lots of corrections. And you are right – all the things I pointed out were just small mistakes that you probably knew already. So keep writing and don’t fret, pet (pet is a word we use in Newcastle, where I am from in the UK, to mean ‘my dear’. I used it here because it rhymes with ‘fret’, which means ‘to worry’)
Talking of the UK, here are the results of the quiz. As some of you found on the internet, today is the official anniversary of the ‘birth’ of the British flag, The Union Jack. Hurrah!
(image from http://londonairconnections.com/PicUnionJack.gif)
This event is not really celebrated by most British people. I have an interest in English history, however, and thought you might like to share in this piece of cultural heritage. The flag, created first in 1606, is made up of the flags of the individual countries that make up the UK (England, Scotland and Northern Ireland – but not Wales). The Welsh flag does not feature for various reasons. What is interesting is that nowadays, people talk a lot about splitting up the UK back into separate countries and no longer maintaining a 'united kingdom'. Some steps have alreay been taken to bring this event closer to reality, such as establishing a Scottish Assembly, or parliament. If you would like to know more about the creation of the Union Jack, the following site covers the whole story in great depth.
Just a quick blog today. We all overslept a bit and had breakfast playing with lego.
Then we went out with the kids to stock up on shopping for the holiday (we needed more wine…)
Josh was pretty tired when we got back, so he went straight back to bed in his new Thomas bedding that his grandma got him. Thanks granny!
Time for a cuppa now. Cris, I will go over the prepositions in my next blog and thanks for the recipe. It looks delicious and have sent Steve back out to get the ingredients while I relax and drink tea. It's a hard life, but someone has to do it :-)
Best Wishes and have a great weekend,
To fret (verb) – to worry
In great depth – in a large amount of detail
To stock up (verb) – to buy a lot of something
Cuppa (noun) – cup of tea
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