How wonderful life is while you’re in the world

How wonderful life is while you’re in the world

 [John  Lewis]

This year’s story is about the power of a gift. And how that gift inspired, changed and influenced the course of a little boy’s life. That little boy just happens to be Elton John. The film begins in present day and works backwards chronologically through Elton’s life right until the moment on Christmas morning when he received the special gift that changed his life.

Your Song Lyrics

It’s a little bit funny this feeling inside
I’m not one of those who can easily hide
I don’t have much money but boy if I did
I’d buy a big house where we both could live

If I was a sculptor, but then again, no
Or a man who makes potions in a traveling show
I know it’s not much but it’s the best I can do
My gift is my song and this one’s for you

And you can tell everybody this is your song
It may be quite simple but now that it’s done
I hope you don’t mind
I hope you don’t mind that I put down in words
How wonderful life is while you’re in the world

Writer(s): JOHN ELTON, TAUPIN BERNARD J P 
‘Tis the season to be jolly #1

‘Tis the season to be jolly #1

[MS]

When you’ve got an extra-special present to give, make sure the wrapping does it justice by going for bold with classic tartan paper and an impressive foliage finish made by building the present its own mini wreath

Dancing with myself

Dancing with myself

[coach]

Dancing with myself (Billy Idol)

On the floor of Tokyo

Or down in London town to go, go

With the record selection

And the mirror’s reflection

I’m dancing with myself

Oh dancing with myself

Oh dancing with myself

Well there’s nothing to lose

And there’s nothing to prove

I’ll be dancing with myself

 

One day I’ll fly away

One day I’ll fly away

 

 [John  Lewis]

One Day I’ll Fly Away

I follow the night
Can’t stand the light

One day I’ll fly away
Leave all this to yesterday
What more can your love do for me
When will love be through with me
Why live life from dream to dream
And dread the day when dreaming ends

One day I’ll fly away!
Leave all this to yesterday!
Why live life from dream to dream?
And dread the day when dreaming ends

The music is One Day I’ll Fly Away performed by Vaults, the original song was by Randy Crawford.  Find the track HERE
 
Give someone a Christmas they’ll never forget

Give someone a Christmas they’ll never forget

 

  [John  Lewis]

Some Christmas Greetings

Merry Christmas – this is probably the most frequently used expression. You can use it verbally or write it on a Christmas card. ‘Merry’ means happy or joyful , so the term ‘Merry Christmas’ is to wish people a happy and joyful Christmas.

Season’s Greetings – this is a greeting more commonly used on winter season greeting cards rather than as a spoken phrase.  You usually see it on cards depicting white, snowy Christmas scenes.

Happy Holidays – this phrase is sometimes used on greeting cards and is used to wish someone well over the Christmas period.

Happy New Year – this is a greeting that people use on 1st January, on New Year’s Day, but many people include this phrase on a Christmas card. For example, ‘Merry Christmas and Happy New Year’.

source : English with Jo

 

A Tree-Mendous Christmas

A Tree-Mendous Christmas

Trees are the most recognizable sign of Christmas, but what do you know about them? Each acre of land dedicated to growing Christmas trees will provide the daily oxygen required by 18 people.

source : infographicszone.com
source : infographicszone.com

 [Sweet Home]

 

More DIY Projects

 

DIY – Christmas Lantern

DIY – Christmas Lantern

 [Aira Tran]

Click here for template 

Here are 10 ways crafting with friends may improve mind and brain wellness :

  1. Mental challenge and problem solving

  2. Social connection

  3. Mindfulness

  4. Development of hand-eye coordination, spatial awareness and fine motor dexterity

  5. Learning and teaching

  6. Focusing attention and thoughts on a task


  7. Encouraging active creativity

  8. Gives a sense of pride and achievement

  9. Teaches patience and perseverance

  10. Facilitates memory formation and retrieval

source : (by Dr. Sarah McKay)

More DIY Projects

 

Have you got a toothbrush? || DIY project

Have you got a toothbrush? || DIY project

Watch the following video :

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Vocabulary to learn after watching video :

  • This tutorial is how to make these chunky acrylic bracelets
  • They bright and colorful and they are made of toothbrushes
  • I used to make these all the time when I was 10
  • They’re really colorful and super 80’s
  • Really really easy to make
  • Some toothbrushes, some pliers, a pot of water
  • For safety you will also need a small towel or other mitts as well as heat-resistant tongs
  • Children should not do this project without the help of an adult
  • Rip out all the bristles
  • Check them every so often to see if they’re  pliable
  • I’m going to fish that  out, grab it with the dishcloth
  • I’m going to dip that back in for a few seconds
  • Bend the toothbrush head
  • I’m going to twist it a little bit first
  • Start shaping it into your bracelet