Have a scary Halloween

Trick or treat, smell my feet.
I know you'll give us lots of treats.
Not too big, not too small,
Maybe the size of Montreal.
Halloween is here again, and I can't help to post some links for you about this holiday.
Click here and learn about this day and how it is celebrated in the US, or follow this link to know how is this day celebrated in many different countries.  
Enjoy this Halloween story that the British Council has in its web, you must read and listen to it, and please, do it as many times as you need!
Or you always can visit last year's post... anyway, I want you to have a really scary Halloween, full of monsters, vampires, pumpkins, werewolves and ghosts!


April fool's

"The first of April, some do say,
Is set apart for All Fools' Day.
But why the people call it so,
Nor I, nor they themselves do know.
But on this day are people sent
On purpose for pure merriment."
(Poor Robin's Almanac, 1790)

April fool's day is celebrated in all English speaking countries.
Here there are more .Follow any of the links to find out.
Here you have the top ten April fool's day hoaxes of all time.

Enjoy your day!!

Happy Valentine's

February is the shortest month of the year, although this year it is a leap year, and February has 29 days, which happens every four years.
On the 14th we celebrate St. Valentine's Day and I have some activities for you. I hope you enjoy them.

Click here and follow the links to the activities.

And Have a Happy Valentine!!  

 Merry Christmas!

Christmas time is near. Do you know how Irish people celebrate Christmas? follow the link and learn (and don't forget to do the task).

Christmas sing along

Pancake Race takes place on Shrove Tuesday. People run tossing pancakes in frying pans.
follow the link and learn how to cook pancakes: How To Make English Pancakes.
This simple recipe for pancakes is perfect for Shrove Tuesday, breakfast or dessert.


And now learn about Loreena McKennit and her opinion about Santiago:
Loreena McKennitt : read some pages of her diary with her views about Santiago
Just performed in Santiago de Compostella in the Galician area of Spain...misty and lush as we arrived from more arid areas of the country; clearly Celtic territory in the language and music, and a place I must visit again soon...We arrived a day early; band et alii went for a wonderful Sunday lunch and then wandered over to the cathedral to observe the wonderful faces on the Portico.

In Santiago again - Santiago de Compostella (St. James in the Field of Stars)...had occasion to return to Galicia and Santiago sooner than I'd thought...I learned the story behind the city. Supposedly the remains of St. James arrived mysteriously in the village of Padron (which we visited...lovely line of trees along the waterway leading to the place where the relics were found) and buried here in Santiago...
 Loreena McKennitt is from Canada and this is her composition "Santiago" based in traditional Galician music: