Every Sunday

Every Sunday

[Great big story]

“Every Sunday, for the past 24 years, Marjorie Eliot and Rudel Drears open the doors of their Harlem apartment to anyone in the mood for jazz. Initially beginning the apartment sessions as a way to honor her son’s passing, Marjorie’s concerts soon gained popularity and began attracting visitors from all corners of the world. Today, Marjorie’s matinees have become iconic, continuing to restore, renew and unite people all through the magic of music”.

Vocabulary chunks to learn from the video :

Go through the door

Enter the security code

Take the elevator to the third floor

Make your way into a packed apartment

Try to find a seat

Like no other

Open the doors to their apartment

People come and listen to jazz music

If you’re not on time finding a seat can be a little tricky

It’s jam packed

My brother passed away

To honor him with concerts on Sundays

It’s just a healing feeling

That’s pretty cool

Something they won’t forget

We feel renewed

Putting out good energy

They all love jazz

They all love jazz

[Great big story]

“Florida dairy farmer Ed Henderson has been playing the trombone since elementary school. And these days his audience, well, fits the scenery. Turns out, cows love jazz music! What began as a one-off backyard practice session, has turned into a regular gig that Henderson says entertains and pleases his audience of 6,800 or so cows. Hey, whatever works! “

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • They have one big thing in common
  • They all love Jazz
  • A small town
  • A dairy farmer
  • Home to about 6800 cows
  • Elementary School
  • A back yard
  • A full audience
  • Creatures of habit
  • An ability to understand what’s threatening and what’s pleasing
  • Music is definitely pleasing
  • At the end of the day we are all having a good time
  • From day one
  • Playing the trombone
  • Our interaction with these animals

 

Missing Africa

Missing Africa

[Mercedes Benz SA]

If you’re looking for the complete coastal forest experience, Tsitsikamma, in the Eastern Cape has to be on the top of your list. Walk through the ancient forest, chill on the beaches, kayak up rivers and hike some of the most famous trails South Africa has to offer.

Did you know?

Tsitsikamma has the longest slide in South Africa, it is 211m and 50m above ground zero.

The Tsitsikamma National Park forms part of the greater Garden Route National Park. The area is covered by large areas of forest as well as commercial plantations and fynbos. There are also many rivers in the area that have carved deep gorges into the mountains as they wind their way from the plateau to the sea. With a pleasant climate all year round, this is the perfect place to get your adventure on.

Why not leap off the world’s highest commercial bungee jump at Bloukrans Bridge? Or take a idyllic kayak up the Storms River? How about a bird’s-eye view of the forest with a canopy tour? Or an breathtaking hike along the Otter Trail or Dolphin Trail? Why not do it all?

If you love nature, the coast and all that goes with it, then you’ll love Tsitsikamma. With an abundance of bird and marine life (not to mention the cheeky Cape Otter), you can really get in touch with nature.

The Tsitsikamma region of the Western Cape stretches from the Bloukrans River in the west to Eerste Rivier in the east, and from the Tsitsikamma Mountains in the north to the Indian Ocean in the south.

It’s also the largest marine reserve in South Africa and is home to an ancient indigenous rain forest with 116 types of massive trees, including the giant Outeniqua yellowwood tree. There is a great walk that leads to a very special yellowwood called “The Big Tree”. This wooden giant is estimated to be over 800-years old, stands 36.6m high and has a circumference of almost nine metres, it’s not called “The Big Tree” for nothing.

With activities, shops, accommodation and tour operators all readily available, there’s no excuse not to have a go at one of the many, exhilarating and breathtaking adventures on offer. Read more HERE

Map of the area :

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One of the best hikes in the world ! Read more HERE (besthike.com)

Heaven in you

I left you

Then I kissed you on my return

And I watched you

From every corner and every curve

And I wonder

Was it all a blessing or all a curse

But you’ve proven to me

Look at how far we’ve come

Man look at how far we’ve come

Oh oh oh oh I know its true

Oh oh oh oh I know its true yeah

Cause I found a heaven in you

Yeah I found a heaven in you

Oh oh oh oh I know its true

Oh oh oh oh I know its true

I found a heaven in you

I found a heaven in you

Not a doubt in my head

Not one little shadow no

Or love just instead

I think that I found the one I mean,

How could I not

When every picture we’re in makes my heart stop

Yeeaah oohh

Man you take me so higher

Yes you get me so inspired

Oohh you take me so higher

Yeah you get me so inspired

Oh oh oh oh I know its true

Oh oh oh oh I know its true yeah

Cause I found a heaven in you

Yeah I found a heaven in you

 

Go tell her today

Go tell her today

[flashlyrics]

it’s hard to say you love some one
it’s hard to say you don’t

it’s hard to learn to trust someone
it’s hard to be without

so if u think you love some one
try, try, try
because that one may be your only one

so if you love her think only of her
take the time, tell her today

and when without her, everything’s harder
take the time, drop everything, go tell her today

oh for every king you’ll find a queen
that keeps his kingdom strong

oh if love’s the food that feeds my heart
then baby, sweet baby, i’m hungry now

oh so if you think you love some one
try, try, try
because that one may be your only one

so if you love her, think only of her
take the time, tell her today

and when without her, everything’s harder
take the time, drop everything, tell her today

so if you love her, think only of her
take the time, tell her today

and when without her, everything’s harder
take the time, teeeeell heeeeer!

tell her, tell her, tell her, tell her
tell her, tell her, tell her

Tom Baxter,  Skybound 2008

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