Do you belong to this special kind of people who can enjoy eating spicy food?
Somehow everybody in our family like chillies apart from me! I can just cope with a medium-spicy curry since I cannot tolerate this burning sensation for too long. On the contrary, Steve and Imo love hot chilli sauces. When we go to a curry house, they usually ask for a very spicy dish! At home, at the moment they enjoy the following: Dragon slayer with a Raspberry flavour (batch 12) and the Jamaican Yellow Pure Chilli Sauce No 4! What about you, do you like chilli ?
Tonight as I was preparing some question cards in French for my year 10, I came across a question on crocodiles. How did those crocodiles have managed to occupy so many South Pacific islands separated by huge stretches of ocean despite being a poor swimmer. There were three answers.
They stuck on the back of some turtles, they used currents or their eggs were carried in the beaks of the pelicans. I did not have a clue and so I asked Imo. Somehow she answered straigth away, the currents! I checked the answers and she was RIGHT!
I thought that I would read up a bit more!. The mystery of how the world’s largest living reptile – the estuarine crocodile – has come to an end. It has been solved by a group of Australian ecologists who say that, like a surfer catching a wave, the crocodiles ride ocean currents to cross large areas of open sea.Dr Hamish Campbell from University of Queensland and colleagues from Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service and Australia Zoo tagged 27 adult estuarine crocodiles with sonar transmitters and used underwater receivers to track their every move over 12 months. Click here if like me, you find this topic fascinating!
I started to drink water before going to bed and I noticed that my cramps disappeared! I also slept better. I have only tried to drink water in the morning a few times! What about you? Do you drink much water? I hope that you are having a very good week. N.
Every year I tackle in PSHE the topic of animal rights and we have a debate about banning or not circuses. This year, I realised that some of my students were not as concerned as the previous year and a few were passing some sarcastic comments. This is why it is so important to inform youngsters about their responsibilities as animal carers. We should not assume that parents are concerned about animals because some of them are definitely not animal lovers . We held those sessions last term and I recommend the excellent resources provided by the RSPCA website. At the moment they have a campaign called Circuses are not fun for animals!
This morning, as I was walking from Great Haywood to Shugborough, I saw the massive tent of the Moscow State Circus and it brought back the issues to my mind. As Nathalie Haynes writes it so well in the Independent, When I was a child, tigers and camels were creatures of great rarity – you could go to a zoo or a circus to see them, and that was about it. But decades of cheap foreign travel and expensive wildlife documentaries have changed our tastes: watching tigers jump wearily through a hoop or clamber on to a stool isn’t exciting anymore, it’s just unpleasant.
So before you buy a ticket, will you think again? Have a blessed week-end!
Last half-term, my hubby and I had such a great time in Rome that we would like to go back to Italy this summer. However this time we would not stay in a hotel but in a campsite. So tonight I am scouring google map trying to find a suitable ‘campeggi’ preferably similar to a CL. If you know of any on the ‘Liguria’ that you can recommend, do let me know!
In the last few weeks i have been participating in exercises but yesterday was very intense. After college, I went to the gym to do my usual cardio workout but this time I added weight machines to slim down my legs by toning although i cannot lift very much (the most I can do was 10 kg) and there was no stopping after either because I already booked myself in to do the TRX Abs class and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). I haven’t experienced anything as intense as since I was a chubby 12 y.o. doing cross country in P.E. If you don’t like the gym but still like to improve your fitness I would definitely recommend MMA. It offers an amazing work-out, mix cardio and toning and I love it. Imo
This was a fitness review written by Imo who kindly agreed to contribute to this blog! And I didn’t need to bribe her with her favorite ice-cream..Ben and Jerry’s..