30.10.17

Books I have yet to read

I've always loved reading but recently I haven't been doing it as much as I used to, thanks to the usual distraction... LIFE.
But I still buy books because I still love reading.
 I just need to find the time to sit down, m have a cup of tea and a book in my hands for a couple of hours and I'll be happy.
Here are a few of the books that I have yet to read but I have them lying around my house:





I've had these three books for years but never touched them or watched the films.



I try to avoid watching films if I haven't read or finished reading the book.

Also, I prefer paper handheld books as opposed to ebooks or audiobooks.


Burned is from the house of night book series, this series is about vampires and the different types of vampires, how they learn to fight together, fall in love with each other and hate each other to death.


Another classic untouched by Coral, I've had this book for years but have never gotten around to reading it.



Have you read any of these books?
Which ones?
Do you prefer paperback, e-books or audiobooks?

8.10.17

What a preschool teacher needs to use the first month of back to school

I've been teaching English to toddlers in a private school (ages 1-3) for a year now and if the school can't provide you with material for the kids for example books, games, activities...
 you're forced to find your own way to try and get through the school year.

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Personally, I think that the back to school bit is the hardest, mainly because it's a brand new environment for the kids, they're used to being with their parents most of the time and not used to complete strangers telling them what to do.

So as a teacher I have to find a way to distract the children from the constant questions  ''when is mummy coming?'' when am I going home?'' ''

According to my monthly planning, I have the whole month of September to teach them about school, the number one, circle, and the colour red.

I can teach all of that in a day, it gets very boring for the kids, especially the smallest ones, so what do I do?

I add some vocabulary that's related to school things but for the rest of it...

I try and have fun with the kids


Books


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Resultado de imagen de Play with peppa puppet book
Puppet books are a big hit with toddlers, Little Puppy isn't exactly educational, more an entertainment book for toddlers where Litlle puppy goes to the park and tries to copy everything the big dogs do.

Play with Peppa teaches the children to say sorry, when Peppa shouts in the library she's shhh'd by Miss Rabbit for example.

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Is there a dog in this book? Is a lift the flap book about three cats that find a dog in the house and eventually befriend the animal.


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Rhinos don't eat pancakes is a book that will make children realize that mum and dad don't always listen! Daisy sees a rhino in the house and tries to tell mum and dad, but they're too busy to listen to Daisy.
She befriends the rhino but her parents plan a surprise trip to the zoo so Daisy can see a REAL rhino.


Don't forget the classics!
Resultado de imagen de the jungle book pull book

This pull apart book is perfect for the 3-year-olds, it lets you see how they hold and the strength they have in their fingers, plus they love touching things that they're able to make move.



Games

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The oldest ( 3-year-olds) love puzzle games, this is a fun way to get them to learn the colours.

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Any memory game is a hit with kids, if you can get a couple that matches a theme like, Halloween memory games or Christmas ones, they'll never get tired of them.



Resultado de imagen de PJMASKS number puzzle

If there's one thing kids haven't stopped talking about its PJMASKS they looooove this programme.
I managed to find a number puzzle with this theme and they adore it.

Remember that the first month of school is making sure the kids feel comfortable enough around you to stop asking the questions like when are we going home?'' ''are we finished yet?'' '' can you call mummy?''

I hope I've helped someone starting out or struggling for ideas, or even a mummy thats thinking of buying some sort of entertainment for their toddler.

25.8.17

All my insecurities

Hello.
I know I don't post regularly anymore but I'm struggling a little with some life things.
I'm currently in my P-j's, have been since about 6 pm but haven't slept since six am.
Seeing as I'm feeling like crap I thought I'd tell you all the things I have that make me feel like crap.

I'm insecure about making new friends, starting a conversation, asking for the bill or asking for help when I know I need help.
I'm insecure about smiling because I had to wear braces when I was little and I didn't keep them in as long as I was supposed to.

I'm insecure about my legs because I walk with a limp since day 1 and avoid doing outdoor exercise because I feel like everyone can see me limping.
I'm insecure about going to busy beaches because that means showing a bunch of strangers my body in a bikini.

I'm insecure about my love life because I'm scared of both finding someone that doesn't want anything serious and also finding someone that's too seriously into me.

I'm scared of not being good enough, let it be for work, relationships, or anything really.

I'm scared of my landlord, no reason, it's just someone that collects payment, but I'm scared of this person either way.

I'm scared of walking home at night.

People walking too close to me.

Strangers touching me.

Strangers speaking to me when I'm walking home at night.

I'm scared of not doing anything in my life, even though I'm incredibly lazy.

Cockroaches terrify me.


10.8.17

OOTD: A walk in the park

Hello! How are you doing? Enjoying the summer? or winter depending on where you are in the world... Where are you from and is it summer right now? Tell me in the comments below⬇⬇

I thought I'd do something different today an OOTD for a summer walk in the park
Let's get started...





What I love the most about this outfit are the shoes, trouble is I normally can't walk in heels, but these ones are so comfy and easy to walk in 😍 Let's go from top to bottom and leave the best for last.


Unfortunately, I wasn't able to find the one I'm wearing, it's from H&M, but this is as close as I could find.


Encuentro white embroidery blouse originally 17,99 €   now reduced to 9,99  €  



I am a massive jean lover and these are my absolute fave pair to wear

Encuentro Denim Push up jeans originally 22,99 €  now reduced to 12,99   

DRUMROLL PLEASE!
MAKE WAY FOR THE SHOES!👀👄




How fucking fierce do these look?? 
I got mine in the shop in the colour baby pink but for some reason on the online shop they're only available in black, go to our Stradivarius and hunt them down now!

Stradivarius High heel satin sandals 29,95   € 

Let me know below ⬇⬇ if you'd wear this outfit for a day out or a date

Don't forget to follow me on my social media  ðŸŒˆðŸ˜

8.8.17

This is my new little island

Hey! It's been a while since I got down to writte any posts but I've been so busy!
 In August 2016 I move to an island called Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands.



Mapa de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas


This is my new little island

Why did I move to this island, when I already lived on one of the islands? 
I got a job offer as an English teacher in Gran Canaria.

That meant: 


Having to find my own apartment to live in. Settled for a simple studio apartment in the end.
Work within 30 min walking distance.


 Be prepared to be woken up by musical march bands every now and then.


Go to the beach every now and again, thats 2 min away from my new apartment.



 Dont forget to go to work!


 Celebrate carnaval and other festivities

 Canarian day!

 Go for walks
Fend for myself


Take selfies when bored.

If you'd like a post about what my work intales just leave a comment, until then...... ADIÓS AMIGOS. 

4.1.17

My 2016

Another year done and dusted!
2016 has been a massive roller coaster for everyone.
Don't deny it.
We took 2016 and made some majorly bad political decisions.



Actors, singers and great people died.
David Bowie died after an 18-month battle with cancer Jan. 10. He was 69.
Alan Rickman died Jan. 14 from cancer. He was 69
To Kill A Mockingbird” author Harper Lee died in her sleep Feb. 19 at the age of 89

There are many many more to be put on the list but this is going to be about my 2016.


January
I was offered my first job as an English teacher and they let me g two weeks later because they wanted someone experienced even though they knew I had 0 experience but weren't willing to train me because it was too costly.

February

I baked amazing muffins

My grandparents came to visit and we went for a meal in a restaurant / hotel


It rained.


It's carnaval! The perfect excuse for me to put a onesie on and wonder around town knowing im not going to look a complete weirdo.



March

By this time I was working as a volunteer in a School and a babysitter to four sisters (ages 3-12) and apparently 1% fluent in Italian



My best friend came to visit for two weeks, we hadn't seen each other in 4 years

Started to get slightly interested in makeup.

April

I started using up the bath bombs I'd bought the year before on my trip to London

Went to the beach

 mmmmmm...

 Took a lot of selfies


My best friend came back and she stayed a little longer this time so we decided to go explore the island a bit.
(It's a dessert island so we found lots of sand)

May

May was the month I tried to go vegan, I lasted for about nearly three weeks until I could not resist the temptation of a Sunday Roast any longer.


I decided to do a lot of walking

Used Snapchat for a while

Went on long romantic walks with my dog only to discover a scrapyard 

Tried and failed to make home made pizza

Did some more island exploring


 Ended the month by stalking a stranger that looked hot


June
By June I had been offered and accepted a job as an English teacher on another island, I was to start in September.
But at the very begging of the month, before deciding on the job I was also trying to decide whether or not if I should instead go to Australia to be an Au pair or to the UK to be an English teacher.
I decided to accept the English teaching ob, not in the UK but in Gran Canaria, the island next door.
Therefor if anything went wrong I wouldn't be far from home.

So what did I do in June apart from interviews?

 Go to the beach


 Tried new things strawberry fizzy drink with licorice


 Took some photos of a bike ride



Passed the camera onto my returned best friend (shes a very skilled photographer as you can see)

July


By July I'd been blogging for a year, so I decided to take my family on holiday.




 Lots of food to be eaten.



 We went to Scotland


 My brother was also due to move away in September to start uni



 We got invited to watch a premier of a film my dad was featured in.



Stayed at a hotel for a night



Yumm


 Bought a new phone





August


 More beach!



Apartment hunting!


Found one...
time to celebrate!


September
Time to make my move!

Time to start my new life as an English teacher oh the joy!


October

By October I'd started to settle in, thought I'd be celebrating my birthday all alone for the first time ever but I didn't.


Went out for a birthday meal with friends I'd made at work


Then we had the clown epidemic
Aaand back to work




In November I spent the days...

Eating and..


And...

And...


Then saying ''Look how much weight I've lost!''


Started going out with friends I'd made at work



December



Had a few days off work at the beginning of the month so I decided to go and see my dad, we went to a market.

Didn't realize how much I'd missed Sunday roasts


Flew back

Went to a fair


Went out with friends
Had my first business dinner


Did the Xmas shopping


Flew back to spend Xmas with the family


Happy new year!