I recently read and published to Facebook a link about language learning in the UK which stated that poor language skills are “hampering the UK economy”. In case you missed it, you can read it here; ARTICLE
Yesterday after an enormous breakfast of pancakes, sausages and hash browns, which I defy anyone to be able to finish, we headed out to watch the 109th annual Santa Claus Parade downtown.
When my friend Lyndsay and I were little, we went away with each other’s families a couple of times, always on a long and boring car journey. We went to Gretna Green at the Scottish border with my parents, where we were chased by a herd of cows and went to a glass factory, although I should point out these two things were not related, they were just the only highlights of an otherwise dull holiday. We also went to stay in a caravan in Wales with her parents and brother. To make these car journeys less boring, we called ourselves “Eddie Spotters” and used to make our forefingers and thumbs into spectacles around our eyes and shout this in a nerdy voice.
I was wondering today, how elaborate do the things on your bucket list have to be? Is there any sort of criteria for what you can and can’t add to it? Does it have to be a list of things which there is something, other than yourself, stopping you from doing?
We’ve had Thanksgiving, Halloween is over, Bonfire Night (for those who even know what on earth it is) has been and gone, and we have stopped to remember our troops and fallen heroes. The next important date on my calendar = Christmas! I love Christmas, it’s as simple as that.