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 
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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
 
Let your imagination run wild

Let your imagination run wild

DW English

Vocabulary to learn after watching video :

  • Breakfast is the most important meal of the day
  • Food Artist
  • She lets her imagination run wild on her breakfast plate
  • You’re not supposed to play with your food
  • Upload the images using the photo platform instagram
  • She rapidly became popular
  • The main advantage is that you get instant feedback
  • She places great importance on using the best quality products
  • She usually eats the dishes herself
  • Ida gathers inspiration in the museums
  • My love for food and my love for art
  • Great works of art on toast
  • Her collection already includes 23 plates
  • Ida’s online success quickly led to job offers
  • A Norwegian publisher suggested a joint book project
  • It should be fun not perfect
  • It is due for release in English
  • Ida has begun giving workshops
  • She has quit her day job and is now self-employed
  • I’m going to be doing Food Art fulltime for a year or so at least
  • Going with the flow

Get inspired  by visiting Ida’s instagram account HERE

Can you count the layers?

Can you count the layers?

[Insider]

The wonderful wafer-thin French pancakes called crepes fill a niche in contemporary dining. Made with light sauces and fillings, they suit today’s passion for healthy fare.

The word crêpe refers both to the individual pancake and the filled creation. Fast to assemble and ballooning with a voluptuous variety of savory fillings – fresh vegetables and herbs, seafood, poultry, and meat crêpes can serve as appetizers, first courses, and entrées. Filled with seasonal fruit, souffles, sauces, sorbets, or ice cream, they become sumptuous desserts.

Savored for centuries, crêpes are celebrating a revival today, with crêperies opening throughout France, America, and elsewhere in the world.

The word crêpe is French for pancake, from the Latin crispus, meaning crisp. In France, crêpes were originally called galettes crêpes, meaning flat cakes. The French pronunciation of the word is with a short e, as in bed.

Crêpes originated in Brittany, the northwest region of France, where they rarely had fillings and were used as bread. Until about one hundred years ago, all crepes were made of buckwheat flour. Read more @ Epicurean.com

Make life easier

Make life easier

  [Howdini]

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • 10 ways to use rubber bands
  • Make you look super smart
  • Sliding down your nose
  • Wrapping them around the arms
  • Rubber bands
  • Digging around in batter
  • Prevent mixing spoons from sliding into bowls
  • Super hero
  • A simple trick
  • Container lids
  • For extra grip
  • A handy trick
  • As tidy as a kindle
  • A rolling technique
  • Securing ends with a rubber band
  • Slice and dice
  • The cutting board is slipping all around the counter
  • Your board will stay put
  • Door handle
  • Let the door shut
  • Wobbly table
  • Screwdriver
  • Swiping your brush on it
  • Wrap a band around the can horizontally
  • What was your favorite hack?
All set for a good night’s sleep

All set for a good night’s sleep

  [Marks & Spencer]

 

 

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • Make a perfect bed
  • Mattress protector
  • Minimal cost
  • Apply fitted sheet evenly on all corners
  • Apply undersheet with the decorative edge facing down
  • Use your arm to make a crease
  • Tuck the edges under the mattress
  • Fold the hem of the undersheet over the edge of the duvet
  • Fluff the pillows
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