Let it snow!
How's the weather where you are? It's absolutely freezing here. Parts of the country are under a foot of snow but we just have a very cold wind and clear skies here in Somerset. Although I'm sure it's not much fun for anyone who has to try to get to work and gets stuck on the roads, we'd love to have a bit of snow down here. We bought a new sledge last weekend and Louie is very keen to try it out. Hopefully we'll have snow sometime this winter. Last winter we had lots of snow in February. Here's a photo of my two boys on, funnily enough, a sledge that is exactly the same as the one we have just bought! I can't remember whose it was…
The party we had for the boys was loads of fun. We played lots of games, ate lots of food and had some delicious cakes. It was a big success. I was wondering before whether I'd ever do another one again, but I reckon I would. Here's a photo from the day. Ozzy's on the left and Louie's in the yellow police jacket (it was a fancy dress party.
And here are the cakes that my neighbour made and we both decorated – the party was for my two boys, aged 2 and 4, and her little girl, aged 3.
It's been so nice to read the other teacher and student bloggers' posts and so lovely to hear from those of you who have written comments. I remember you all from last time I blogged. I can't seem to see my first post to respond to the comments on that, but here are some replies from my second blog… Leila I agree that Keats is a bit difficult to read, you should definitely try and see Bright Star though, if you liked The Piano. Concetta I'm worried that our cinema might close one day as well, there are rumours that the family who run it are thinking of retiring :-( and you're right about the poem! Filippo hope you had a good week too and that you like the photos I'm posting of the party Hyoshil yes I'd say we're in the Christmas mood… our tree is up, we have lots of decorations and cards everywhere. I've seen one of those dancing santa bands you mentioned – pretty strange! :-) Kuldeep thanks for telling me about that poet, I hadn't heard of him before. I'll have a look for some of his poems. Thank you!
Just a bit more Christmas shopping to do this week and then it's off to my parents on the 23rd… can't wait! By the way, anyone got any ideas for what I can buy for the men in my life, i.e. my husband and my dad? Is it just me or are men much harder to buy presents for than women? Any suggestions gratefully received… :-)
Okay, time to put the kids to bed.
sledge: a thing, usually wooden, that is used to pull people through the snow. They can be big or small.
to reckon: to think
a fancy dress party: a party where the guests are asked to come in a costume rather than just normal clothes
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