March 25, 2011
March 24, 2011
March 22, 2011
Spring has sprung! Well, so close to the Equator, I don't really notice a 'true' spring season, actually... But, if it's supposed to be spring now, the weather here sure isn't acting 'springy!' It's been cloudy and even a little rainy since Friday and it's now Tuesday. So, I'm a bit bummed because this is my last few days here in Costa Rica and I really don't want to lose my good tan before going back to La France!
March 19, 2011
March 18, 2011
"Mammatus are most often associated with the anvil cloud and also severe thunderstorms. that extends from a cumulonimbus, but may also be found under altocumulus, altostratus,stratocumulus, and cirrus clouds, as well as volcanic ash clouds. In the United States, sky gazers may be most familiar with the very distinct and more common cumulonimbus mammatus. When occurring in cumulonimbus, mammatus are often indicative of a particularly strong storm or maybe even a tornadicstorm. Due to the intensely sheared environment in which mammatus form, aviators are strongly cautioned to avoid cumulonimbus with mammatus." Wikipedia
March 17, 2011
A really cute website with lots of Irish sayings: HERE. And to learn more about Ireland HERE is a good link for you! I LOVE Ireland and the Irish- Some of the nicest people around!HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY to all of you out there....
March 15, 2011
... ides of March!! I'm a big Shakespeare fan, can you tell.. Just wanted to lighten up the topic since it's been such a rough few weeks now....
"Today is the day. March 15th. The Ides of March.
The Ides of March is the first day of the Roman New Year.It also marks the first day of spring in the Roman calendar.
On this day in history, Julius Caesar was warned by soothsayers to "beware of the Ides of March". Apparently, he did not heed the warning strongly enough as he was stabbed by Marcus Brutus on the Ides of March in 44 BC.
It is definitely not a lucky day for some.
A word of warning to those who believe in lucky numbers, auspicious colors and star-crossed dates: beware. The Ides of March are upon us.
Only those familiar with history or William Shakespeare’s play “Julius Caesar” readily may recognize the reference to March 15, the day of JuliusCaesar’s assassination in 44 B.C. The Roman calendar designated monthly Ides, or midpoint, days that fell either on the 13th or 15th day, depending on the month.
After Caesar’s untimely exit, superstitious Romans well may have avoided launching a business, marriage or other important venture on a date so cloaked in doom it eventually entered the lexicon as a metaphor for impending catastroph (I think we've had our share of catastrophes,thank you!!) **Image and quotes are directly from JudiPhilly's blog.
March 12, 2011
"An explosion at a crippled nuclear power plant in northern Japan on Saturday blew the roof off one building and caused a radiation leak of unspecified proportions, escalating the emergency confronting Japan’s government a day after an earthquake and tsunami devastated parts of the country’s northeastern coast."
"Japanese news media estimates of the death toll ranged between 1,300 and 1,700, but much of the north was impassible. Four passenger trains had not been accounted for as of Saturday night, The Associated Press reported. Most of the deaths were from drowning, but firefighters and Japan’s Self-Defense Forces were rushing to prevent a higher toll, flying in helicopters and struggling to put out fires ignited by exploding gas lines or overturned space heaters in Japan’s many vulnerable wooden homes."
March 11, 2011
March 9, 2011
Learn More About France And Make The Best Out of Your Summer Vacation
Summer vacations are the best time when one can find out some time for oneself. Students mostly join new courses to utilize this time in a perfect way. However, most of the time, people realize that these courses do not let one enjoy the freedom that would have otherwise been there. ESL is however amongst the top most organizations, that provides language study to students from different destinations all around the world. One can decide to learn French in France during summer holidays. Valbonne s/Cannes is the ideal place of French course especially for the juniors from 13-17 years to spend most memorable time of the life.
The school building is located at hardly fifteen minutes distance from the beaches of Cote d’Azur. Good infrastructure, updated equipments and so many amenities make the course study more interesting. The school has its auditorium and athletic fields to encourage students to participate more and more. There are football pitches, basketball courts and also swimming pools for the students. During summer camps in France each and every student is provided complete supervision for twenty four hours. The school understands its responsibility and takes care of every student from the very first day till the last individually.
The learning atmosphere is particularly tailored for the young students who need to do more and more practice. The chosen topics are motivating and study is conducted in small groups or in pairs. By this way the teachers become able to offer individual attention to each and everyone and students also feel free to ask any query. There are levels designed that range from beginners to advanced. The joy to learn French in France through ESL lies in the kind of teaching practices followed by teachers. The school offers the accommodation facility for the students. There are single and double bedrooms which are well furnished and hygienic with every basic facility. Thus they offer joy of living with multi-cultural students.
Leisure is what everybody looks for and why everyone joins summer camps in France. Keeping this in the mind, ESL carries out the best learning practices and provides a variety of leisure activities. These include: evening activities, sports, and adventure. All of these activities contribute to enhanced knowledge and often one finds lifetime friends during these excursions. The school provides complete security during the trips. All the expenditure is included in the price of accommodation. It is the result of dedication in efforts, modern methods and quality in services that has made ESL one of the top language agencies in Europe. It provides a wonderful opportunity to learn a new language and also discover the beauty of the surroundings.
March 8, 2011
So colorful and fun!
How could anyone resist?? I couldn't! I'm drooling over the keyboard as I type. I just love all the fun designs, colours and FLAVOURS!!! Check them out HERE.
"Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, was made a Christian holiday by Pope Gregory XIII in 1582. The Mardi Gras is celebrated the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent which Christians prepare themselves for Easter.
Mardi Gras arrived in North HERE.in the late 17th century, when King Louis XIV sent armies to defend France’s claim on the territory of Louisiana." To read more about Mardi Gras... see
*Pictures taken from internet.