Deck the halls
It’s Jo Kent here. I was teacher blogger during the summer of 2007. It seems like only yesterday! It’s great to have this chance get back in touch with you all. I’d like to say a special ‘Hello’ to my two student bloggers, Ha in Vietnam and Naheed in Pakistan. Naheed, I see you are blogging too! It’s great to be back in touch. What have you been up to? It was very interesting to see the pictures of transport in Pakistan, and I also read that you have started teaching yoga – that’s fantastic. Hey, maybe you can recommend a quick stretch that we can all do after we’ve been sitting in front of the computer for too long?!
I last blogged in January, and since then me and my fella Richard have bought a house together! It’s very exciting but also quite scary, as the mortgage is enormous. But, in for a penny in for a pound. We loved the house, so we thought we would go for it. We moved in in August and are all settled now, and are looking forward to our first Christmas in our new home.
Talking of which, I have been dusting off the decorations this weekend. Here in the UK, as in many places in Europe, we decorate our houses to make them look festive and cosy at Christmas. Some people may say it’s a bit too early to be putting up decorations, but they look so pretty that I like to have them up for as long as possible. And of course you have to take the decorations down by January 6th (after the twelve days of Christmas), otherwise it’s bad luck! So I thought I’d get cracking. I’ve taken some photos of the traditional decorations we put up in our homes – see below. You know I always like to give you nasty homework, so can anyone tell me the special names of these decorations? Answers next time!
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