Quote of the day (51)

Quote of the day (51)

“Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground” –  Theodore Roosevelt


Would you care to be my eyes

Would you care to be my eyes

[Be my eyes]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • Deal with everyday challenges
  • Play music
  • Go to school
  • Go to work
  • The simplest things can be difficult
  • Through your smart phone
  • A live video connection
  • You can help just be installing the app
  • If you’re in the middle of something
  • Someone else will step in
  • Would you care to be my eyes
  • Find it in the App Store

A new app called Be My Eyes  allows you to donate tiny portions of time to help blind people around the world perform quick, everyday tasks. Now you can volunteer for a good cause while in the queue at the supermarket, says Matthew Sparkes (The Telegraph)

Read more HERE



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Curiosity can change how you see the world. Whether you follow it on your travels or at home, it’ll help you discover something you’ll never expect. See what happened to our first traveler Irene, when she rediscovered her long-lost curiosity in Greece.

Vocabulary chunks from video :

  • Watch where your’e going
  • Everything is planned
  • Wedding day
  • Your life passes you by
  • Do whatever I’d like to do for a change
  • I was born in Greece
  • That’s the only time I’ve ever been overseas
  • See things in a new way
  • A little café
  • Take a photo of them
  • You’re being invited to their birthday party
  • It was absolutely fabulous
  • It’s a dream come true
  • This is very special
  • Very happy, really happy
  • So overwhelmed
  • It certainly changed mine
  • Wake up and see the world in a different way
Play outside

Play outside

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Play Outside! is an ever expanding data base of  unique outdoor play and learning resources, tips, tools, blogs and ideas gathered together from around the blogosphere.
Whether you are a preschool teacher, parent, grandparent or caregiver you will find everything from sand play and gardening ideas to building and creative experiences – and so much more in between.  READ MORE
To make your search even simpler all the ideas gathered together in the Play Outside! database are easily searchable according to the type of play, the type of play space, the type of play material or the age range of the child.  To begin your search, click here.


“An ardent desire to go took possession of me once more.   Not because I wanted to leave – I was quite all right on this Cretan coast, and felt happy and free there and I needed nothing – but because I have always been consumed with one desire; to touch and see as much as possible of the earth and the sea before I die.”

― Nikos Kazantzakis, Zorba the Greek

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Artwork by Manousos Chalkiadakis from the island of Crete in Greece.

Visit Manouso HERE

Read more about Manouso HERE

I live in the most beautiful place on Earth

I live in the most beautiful place on Earth

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Wanderlust Greece wandered around Evia and Skyros. 11 days of joyful and creative shooting brought to life to the many highlights of these destinations… starting from the iconic suspension bridge of Chalkida and heading into the heart of Evia where we discover cultural gems and inspiring nature, even an exotic coastline that resembles a tropical paradise.

We moved on to Skyros, an island of long-standing traditions and customs, and unspoilt beaches for those who value the “throw a towel on the sand and dream the day away” kind of summer holiday experience.

And then it’s back to the mainland for many more cultural and natural highlights. Running as a constant theme throughout is the mouth-watering local food and agricultural produce that represent both the destination and the people we encounter.

Discover more of EVIA and SKYROS here

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

Surrounded by the sea and mountains
Greece gave birth to the traveler
Keep on discovering
In our own way
Far away lands
Greece’s second biggest island
Connected to the mainland
Feel the relationship with nature
When places start to look alike
No two are the same
Surrounded by greenery
First person to ever discover them
Kind and warmhearted
Slow paced island life
The unique Skyrian horses
A sense of freedom and wonder
You become part of it
It becomes part of you
It fills your heart
That golden feeling of Wanderlust

Keep the stories of the past alive

Keep the stories of the past alive

Great big story

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

• A rich tradition
• None is more intricate than that of the Miao
• To document their history, legends and culture
• It uses incredibly intricate stitching
• Some garments take years to complete
• Preserving this tradition is incredibly important

This is AFRICA

This is AFRICA

#safari live

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

  • African Ecosystem
  • Lazy herbivores
  • Ferocious predators
  • Treacherous banks
  • Lurking beneath the muddy surface
  • Hundreds of birds
  • A million animals come to feast
  • The grass is green on both sides
  • Feasting time
  • Take a toll on the herds
  • Panic, currents and cascading rapids
  • Astonishing number of deaths

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