Friday, 26 May 2017

Learning Spanish - this week's full list

  • Summer - el verano
  • February - febrero
  • Pillow - almohada
  • Nine - nueve
  • Eyes - ojos
  • June - junio
  • key - llave
  • dunes - dunas
  • home - casa
  • Stomach - estómago
  • Jump - saltar
  • May - mayo
  • October - octubre
  • Thirsty - sediento
  • Leg - piernav
  • Breakfast - desayuno
  • Six - seis
  • Hungry - hambriento
  • Moon - luna
  • Rice - arroz
  • Vegetarian - vegetariano
  • I don't know - no lo sé
  • Butter - mantequilla
  • Seven - siete
  • July - julio
  • Tired - cansado
  • Speak - hablar
  • Mirror - espejo
  • Small - pequeña
  • Amazing - asombroso
  • Sunglasses - gafas de sol 
  • Toilet - inodoro
  • Excuse me - disculpe
  • Tasty - sabroso
  • Mountain - montaña
  • How far is - que tan lejos esta
  • Waves - olas
  • Sandwich - emparedado
  • Roof - techo
  • Blanket - cobija
  • Eight - ocho
  • Forgot - olvidó
  • Woman - mujer
  • Night - noche
  • Another - otro
  • September - septiembre
  • Hands - manos
  • Flight - vuelo
  • Laugh - risa
  • Sing - canta
  • Can I have the bill - Me puede traer la cuenta
  • Spoon - cuchara
  • Black - negro
  • Bread - pan de molde
  • April - abril
  • Five - cinco
  • Sand - arena
  • Hot - caliente
  • Ear - oreja
  • Dark - oscuro
  • Like - me gusta
  • Sick - enfermo
  • Spicy - picante
  • Kettle - tetera
  • Flowers - flores
  • Sunbathe - tomar el sol
  • Feet - pies
  • December - diciembre
  • Cake - pastel
  • Fireworks - fuegos articiales
  • Rain - lluvia
  • Dress - el vestido
  • Year - año
  • Door - puerta
  • My name is - me llamo
  • Cooking - cocina
  • Four - cuatro
  • August - agosto
  • Massage - el masaje
  • Back - espalda
  • Purple - púrpura
  • Fork - tenedor
  • Knife - cuchillo
  • Three - tres
  • Dog - perro
  • January - enero
  • Stars - estrellas
  • Dancing - bailando
  • Brown - marrón
  • Two - dos
  • Spring - primavera
  • Crisps - patatas fritas
  • Friday - viernes
  • The Menu -La carta 
  • Bed - cama
  • Strawberry - fresa
  • Windy - ventoso
  • Can I have? - puedo tener
  • Bottle - botella
  • Birthday - cumpleaños
  • Green - verde
  • Ten - diez
  • Thursday - jueves
  • March - marzo
  • Umbrella - paraguas
  • November - noviembre
  • Autumn - el otoño
  • One - uno
  • Soap - jabon
  • Wednesday - miércoles
  • Cold - frio
  • Boat - barco
  • Hotel Room - habitación de hotel
  • Newspaper - periódico
  • Man - hombre
  • Walk - caminar
  • Shop - tienda
  • Running - corriendo
  • Cat - gato
  • Swim - nadar
  • What time is it? - que hora es?
  • Big - grande
  • Cloud - nube
  • Pink - rosa
  • Silver - plata
  • Pepper - pimienta
  • Omelette - tortilla
  • Shower - ducha
  • Tuesday - martes
  • Ice - hielo
  • Beautiful - hermosa
  • Awake - despierto
  • Love - amor
  • Shoes - zapatos
  • Money - dinero
  • Hat - sombrero
  • Monday - lunes
  • Glass - vaso
  • Water - agua
  • Sleep - dormir
  • Chicken - pollo
  • Sun - sol
  • Ice-cream - helado
  • Seat - asiento
  • Gold - oro
  • Sunday - domingo
  • Hair - cabello
  • Book - el libro
  • Garden - el gardin
  • Bathroom - el baño
  • Nude - desnudo
  • Towel - toalla
  • Sea - mar
  • What's your name? - Como se llama?
  • Cheers - Salud
  • Wine - el vino
  • Good - bueno
  • Beer - cerveza
  • Cheese - queso
  • Suitcase - maleta
  • Blue - azul
  • White - blanco
  • Where is? - dónde está?
  • Market - el mercado
  • Swimming Pool - la piscina
  • Saturday - sábado
  • Winter - invierno
  • English - inglés
  • I want one - Quiero uno
  • How much does it cost? - Cuánto cuesta
  • Tomorrow - mañana
  • Good evening - Buenas Noches
  • You're welcome - de nada
  • I'm sorry - lo siento
  • Please - Por favor
  • Thankyou - Gracias
  • Beach - La playa
  • Hello - Hola
  • Good morning - Buenos días
  • Goodbye - Adios

Learning Spanish - this weeks learning

This weeks learning:


  • Summer - el verano
  • February - febrero
  • Pillow - almohada


Weather:
  • Cloud - nube
  • Sun - sol
  • Winter - invierno
  • Cold - frio
  • Rain - lluvia
  • Windy ventoso
  • Umbrella - paraguas
Time:
  • What time is it? - que hora es?
  • Tomorrow - mañana
  • Good evening Buenas Noches
  • Good morning - Buenos días
  • Night - noche
Days, Weeks, Months:
  • Monday - lunes
  • Tuesday - martes
  • Wednesday - miércoles
  • Thursday - jueves
  • Friday - viernes
  • Saturday - sábado
  • Sunday - domingo
  • January - enero
  • March - marzo
  • April - abril
  • May - mayo
  • June - junio
  • July - julio
  • August - agosto
  • September - septiembre
  • October - octubre
  • November - noviembre
  • December - diciembre
  • Spring - primavera
  • Autumn - el otoño

Colours:
  • Pink - rosa
  • Silver - plata
  • Gold - oro
  • Blue - azul
  • White - blanco
  • Purple - púrpura
  • Brown - marrón
  • Green - verde
  • Black - negro
Food & Drink:
  • Pepper - pimienta
  • Omelette - tortilla
  • Ice - hielo
  • Glass - vaso
  • Water - agua
  • Chicken - pollo
  • Ice-cream - helado
  • Cheers - Salud
  • Wine - el vino
  • Beer - cerveza
  • Cheese - queso
  • Spicy - picante
  • Kettle - tetera
  • Cake - pastel
  • Cooking - cocina
  • Fork - tenedor
  • Knife - cuchillo
  • Crisps - patatas fritas
  • The Menu - La carta
  • Strawberry - fresa
  • Breakfast - desayuno
  • Rice - arroz
  • Vegetarian - vegetariano
  • Butter - mantequilla
  • Sandwich - emparedado
  • Bread - pan de molde
Holidays:
  • Boat - barco
  • Hotel Room - habitación de hotel
  • Newspaper - periódico
  • Shower - ducha
  • Swim - nadar
  • Bathroom el baño
  • Nude - desnudo
  • Towel - toalla
  • Sea - mar
  • Suitcase - maleta
  • Beach - La playa
  • Sunbathe - tomar el sol
  • Sand - arena
  • dunes - dunas
  • Sunglasses - gafas de sol 
Numbers, dates, years:
  • One - uno
  • Two - dos
  • Three - tres
  • Four - cuatro
  • Five - cinco
  • Six - seis
  • Seven - siete
  • Eight - ocho
  • Nine - nueve
  • Ten diez
  • Year - año
  • Birthday - cumpleaños
People and body:
  • Man - hombre
  • Woman - mujer
  • Back - espalda
  • Ear - oreja
  • Hair - cabello
  • Feet - pies
  • Stomach - estómago
  • Leg - pierna
  • Hands - manos
  • Eyes - ojos
Animals:
  • Cat - gato
  • Dog - perro
Clothing:
  • Shoes - zapatos
  • Hat - sombrero
  • Dress - el vestido

General:
  • Walk - caminar
  • Shop - tienda
  • Running - corriendo
  • Big - grande
  • Beautiful - hermosa
  • Awake - despierto
  • Love - amor
  • Money - dinero
  • Sleep - dormir
  • Seat - asiento
  • Book - el libro
  • Garden - el gardin
  • What's your name? - Como se llama?
  • Good - bueno
  • Where is? - dónde está?
  • Market - el mercado
  • English - inglés
  • I want one - Quiero uno
  • How much does it cost? - Cuánto cuesta
  • You're welcome - de nada
  • I'm sorry - lo siento
  • Please - Por favor
  • Thankyou - Gracias
  • Hello - Hola
  • Goodbye - Adios
  • Soap - jabon
  • Like - me gusta
  • Sick - enfermo
  • Flowers - flores
  • Fireworks - fuegos articiales
  • Door - puerta
  • My name is - me llamo
  • Massage - el masaje
  • Stars - estrellas
  • Dancing - bailando
  • Bed - cama
  • Can I have? - puedo tener
  • Bottle - botella
  • Hot - caliente
  • Dark - oscuro
  • key - llave
  • home - casa
  • Jump - saltar
  • Thirsty - sediento
  • Hungry - hambriento
  • Moon - luna
  • I don't know - no lo sé
  • Tired - cansado
  • Speak - hablar
  • Mirror - espejo
  • Small - pequeña
  • Amazing - asombroso
  • Toilet - inodoro
  • Excuse me - disculpe
  • Tasty - sabroso
  • Mountain - montaña
  • How far is - que tan lejos esta
  • Waves - olas
  • Roof - techo
  • Blanket - cobija
  • Forgot - olvidó
  • Another - otro
  • Flight - vuelo
  • Laugh - risa
  • Sing - canta
  • Can I have the bill - Me puede traer la cuenta
  • Spoon - cuchara
Christmas Special 
  • trifle - nimiedad
  • reindeer - reno
  • santa - de santa
  • turkey - Turquía
  • advent - adviento
  • tinsel - oropel
  • fairy lights - luces de hadas
  • presents - regalos
  • family - familia
  • Christmas - Navidad
  • Christmas tree - árbol de Navidad
  • snow - nieve

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Learning Spanish - 3 new words

This weeks learning:
  • Nine - nueve
  • Eyes - ojos
  • June - junio

Weather:
  • Cloud - nube
  • Sun - sol
  • Winter - invierno
  • Cold - frio
  • Rain - lluvia
  • Windy ventoso
  • Umbrella - paraguas
Time:
  • What time is it? - que hora es?
  • Tomorrow - mañana
  • Good evening Buenas Noches
  • Good morning - Buenos días
  • Night - noche
Days, Weeks, Months:
  • Monday - lunes
  • Tuesday - martes
  • Wednesday - miércoles
  • Thursday - jueves
  • Friday - viernes
  • Saturday - sábado
  • Sunday - domingo
  • January - enero
  • March - marzo
  • April - abril
  • May - mayo
  • July - julio
  • August - agosto
  • September - septiembre
  • October - octubre
  • November - noviembre
  • December - diciembre
  • Spring - primavera
  • Autumn - el otoño

Colours:
  • Pink - rosa
  • Silver - plata
  • Gold - oro
  • Blue - azul
  • White - blanco
  • Purple - púrpura
  • Brown - marrón
  • Green - verde
  • Black - negro
Food & Drink:
  • Pepper - pimienta
  • Omelette - tortilla
  • Ice - hielo
  • Glass - vaso
  • Water - agua
  • Chicken - pollo
  • Ice-cream - helado
  • Cheers - Salud
  • Wine - el vino
  • Beer - cerveza
  • Cheese - queso
  • Spicy - picante
  • Kettle - tetera
  • Cake - pastel
  • Cooking - cocina
  • Fork - tenedor
  • Knife - cuchillo
  • Crisps - patatas fritas
  • The Menu - La carta
  • Strawberry - fresa
  • Breakfast - desayuno
  • Rice - arroz
  • Vegetarian - vegetariano
  • Butter - mantequilla
  • Sandwich - emparedado
  • Bread - pan de molde
Holidays:
  • Boat - barco
  • Hotel Room - habitación de hotel
  • Newspaper - periódico
  • Shower - ducha
  • Swim - nadar
  • Bathroom el baño
  • Nude - desnudo
  • Towel - toalla
  • Sea - mar
  • Suitcase - maleta
  • Beach - La playa
  • Sunbathe - tomar el sol
  • Sand - arena
  • dunes - dunas
  • Sunglasses - gafas de sol 
Numbers, dates, years:
  • One - uno
  • Two - dos
  • Three - tres
  • Four - cuatro
  • Five - cinco
  • Six - seis
  • Seven - siete
  • Eight - ocho
  • Ten diez
  • Year - año
  • Birthday - cumpleaños
People and body:
  • Man - hombre
  • Woman - mujer
  • Back - espalda
  • Ear - oreja
  • Hair - cabello
  • Feet - pies
  • Stomach - estómago
  • Leg - pierna
  • Hands - manos
Animals:
  • Cat - gato
  • Dog - perro
Clothing:
  • Shoes - zapatos
  • Hat - sombrero
  • Dress - el vestido

General:
  • Walk - caminar
  • Shop - tienda
  • Running - corriendo
  • Big - grande
  • Beautiful - hermosa
  • Awake - despierto
  • Love - amor
  • Money - dinero
  • Sleep - dormir
  • Seat - asiento
  • Book - el libro
  • Garden - el gardin
  • What's your name? - Como se llama?
  • Good - bueno
  • Where is? - dónde está?
  • Market - el mercado
  • English - inglés
  • I want one - Quiero uno
  • How much does it cost? - Cuánto cuesta
  • You're welcome - de nada
  • I'm sorry - lo siento
  • Please - Por favor
  • Thankyou - Gracias
  • Hello - Hola
  • Goodbye - Adios
  • Soap - jabon
  • Like - me gusta
  • Sick - enfermo
  • Flowers - flores
  • Fireworks - fuegos articiales
  • Door - puerta
  • My name is - me llamo
  • Massage - el masaje
  • Stars - estrellas
  • Dancing - bailando
  • Bed - cama
  • Can I have? - puedo tener
  • Bottle - botella
  • Hot - caliente
  • Dark - oscuro
  • key - llave
  • home - casa
  • Jump - saltar
  • Thirsty - sediento
  • Hungry - hambriento
  • Moon - luna
  • I don't know - no lo sé
  • Tired - cansado
  • Speak - hablar
  • Mirror - espejo
  • Small - pequeña
  • Amazing - asombroso
  • Toilet - inodoro
  • Excuse me - disculpe
  • Tasty - sabroso
  • Mountain - montaña
  • How far is - que tan lejos esta
  • Waves - olas
  • Roof - techo
  • Blanket - cobija
  • Forgot - olvidó
  • Another - otro
  • Flight - vuelo
  • Laugh - risa
  • Sing - canta
  • Can I have the bill - Me puede traer la cuenta
  • Spoon - cuchara
Christmas Special 
  • trifle - nimiedad
  • reindeer - reno
  • santa - de santa
  • turkey - Turquía
  • advent - adviento
  • tinsel - oropel
  • fairy lights - luces de hadas
  • presents - regalos
  • family - familia
  • Christmas - Navidad
  • Christmas tree - árbol de Navidad
  • snow - nieve

The best food and drink for a BBQ

Summer has landed, so with than in mind, I thought I would come up with my top choices for entertaining BBQ style this weekend:

  • Chicken Satay
  • Beef Burger
  • Pork Sausages
  • Corn on the Cob
  • Jerk Chicken
  • Spicy Lamb Koftas
  • Vegetable skewers
  • Piri Piri Chicken
  • Mini meatballs
  • Chicken Tikka Steaks
  • BBQ naan breads
  • Raclette cheese grills (any cheese)
  • Fried onions
  • Fried mushrooms
  • Lots of sauces - BBQ, tomato, brown, chilli, mayo, mustard
  • Dips and crisps
  • Loads of baps - you can always freeze them! 
So, onto the drink:
  • Pimms o'clock (orange, cucumber, lemonade, strawberries)
  • Vodka mango juice
  • Long Island Iced Tea
  • Chilled bottled beer - Sol or Corona ideally
  • Chilled white wine
  • Chilled rose wine
  • Room temp red wine
  • Whisky or bourbon on the rocks
  • Lots of ice required
  • Gin and tonic
  • Baileys and ice
  • Mojito (lots of mint) 
  • Tequila
  • Malibu
  • Lots of mixers - tonic, diet coke, lemonade, fruit juices
Add music, light the BBQ and off you go. Enjoy :) 

Its hot - hoorah!

Phewf its been a warm one today! Typically, we were working outside though, and not just lazing about sunning it up. Still - much more pleasant gardening in the mid 20 's than in previous months where frost bite felt like a real possibility!

It always amuses me though, when we get a hot spell here in the UK. Everyone goes summer mad temporarily - you see the legs come out ( ladies) the top come off (men), often not having seen the sun for quite some time. Then you see those same backs, arms and legs sporting a lovely shade of bright red after an afternoon outdoors with no suncream on!

Most of us have done it, but you hope to learn your lesson. Some of us do, some of us don't. Then there is the mad rush for the BBQ stuff. I guarantee this weekend burgers, sausages and baps will run short. People will be buying beer by the crate, and bottles of spirits for cocktails as we speak!

Its like a frenzy comes over everyone - suns out - BBQ on! Nothing wrong with it, just so a sign of the lack of decent weather we endure. One of the joys of Blighty, but I love it.

So it's hot - hoorah! We all think - the we overeat, over drink, stay up too late making the most of the light nights, get burnt and its a huge amount of fun. :)

What I'm Watching this Week


  • Corrie. Not liking the Bethany storyline at all, culminating in her going utterly bonkers at Gary and Sarah through sheer desperation. Hard to watch but brilliantly written and acted. Rosie seems to be getting ever more crazy with her dress sense - pink netting anyone? However, its the Nick / Leanne / Steve triangle that is spinning deeper, with Nick's issues over not being the real father, and his deep seated hatred of Peter driving a wedge between him and, well, everyone pretty much. 

  • Salvage Hunters. I am so obsessed with this program. Drew is just so cool. He visited an old factory who manufacture bells, and it was amazing what gems he found, but the one that amazed me was this side table in a big old country house. Its there, just behind the sofa with a phone and mags etc.. on the top of it and Drew spotted it - its worth £100K! Jeez. Fabulous stuff - makes me want to get a van and head off hunting for salvage. 


  • Banshee. So we are rewatching from the start and its even better second time around. When you know what's coming, you can concentrate on things you miss the first time around. Its such a well thought through plot, and all the characters both the main leads and the supporting cast are so superb. You are literally transported to a different world for an hour. Fabulous. 

  • Game of Thrones. Sean Bean has already been killed off - series 1 - jeez! You really never know in the GoT world who is going to be bumped off next! Fabulous, brutal, gory and highly sexual - amazing program. Looking forward to getting totally up to date - goodness only knows what the future will bring! Loving Daenerys - Queen of Dragons. 

My Top 10 Cookies

  • Double Choc Chip
  • Brownie
  • Dark Choc
  • Hazelnut and Choc
  • White Choc
  • Milk Choc
  • White Choc & Raspberry
  • Oatmeal & Raisin
  • Dark Choc and Nut
  • Orange Milk Choc