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Thursday, 30 December 2010

The birth of the first great-grandchild for The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh

30 December 2010

THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT IS ISSUED BY THE PRESS SECRETARY TO THE QUEEN

Mrs Peter Phillips was yesterday safely delivered of a baby girl at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital. The weight of the baby was 8lbs 8oz. Mr Peter Phillips was present at the birth.
The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Princess Royal, Captain Mark Phillips and Autumn’s family have been informed and are delighted with the news. The baby’s name will be confirmed in due course.
This baby is the first child for Peter and Autumn, the first grandchild for The Princess Royal and the first great-grandchild for The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, and is twelfth in line to the Throne.

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Merry Christmas snowman

Myspace Christmas Comments







Oh Santa!

Santa’s gonna come and make you mine this Christmas…
Santa’s gonna come and make him mine this Christmas
Santa’s gonna come and make him mine, mine
Oh Santa (x2)
Santa… If you get this letter
Won’t you help me out
I know you’re kinda busy with your elves right now
And I don’t know how
You do the things you do while I sleep on Christmas eve
But it’s amazing
And I bet that you could bring me back my baby
Because every time I see Christmas lights
I feel this burn inside
And I just can’t take it
I saw them shopping last week
And his new girl was so bleak
And then I swore to myself
Santa’s gonna come and make him mine this Christmas night

CHORUS
Santa’s gonna come and make you mine this Christmas
Santa’s gonna come and make you mine
Santa’s gonna come and make you mine this Christmas night




Oh Santa… I heard that it’s really gonna snow this year
So I hope Rudolph and them all the 8 reindeer
Get you safely here
So you can scoop him up
And scoop him right down my chimney
I’ve been really, really, really good this year
So put on that red suit and make him appear
Make this Christmas cheer
Just ain’t the same without my baby
Come on oh Kris Kringle send me help
They say it’s unrealistic
But I believe in you Saint Nick
So grant this wish for me right quick
Santa won’t you come and make him mine this Christmas night

CHORUS

Oh Santa Claus… If you get this letter
Please don’t make me wait
Cause all December I’ll be counting down the days
So hop on your sleigh
I promise that I won’t forget the milk and cookies
The trees all sparkly and gold
But inside I feel so cold
So soon as you leave the North Pole
Santa won’t you come and make him mine this Christmas

CHORUS

Monday, 20 December 2010

Must be Santa




Who's got a beard
That's long and white?
Santa's got a beard
That's long and white

Who comes around
On a special night?
Santa comes around
On a special night

Special night
Beard that's white


Chorus
Must be Santa
Must be Santa
Must be Santa
Santa Claus


Who wears boots
And a suit of red?
Santa wears boots
And a suit of red

Who wears a long cap
On his head?
Santa wears a long cap
On his head

Cap on head
Suit that's red
Special night
Beard that's white


Chorus



Who's got a big red
Cherry nose?
Santa's got a big red
Cherry nose

Who laughs this way
Ho, ho, ho?
Santa laughs this way
Ho, ho, ho

Ho, ho, ho
Cherry nose
Cap on head
Suit that's red
Special night
Beard that's white


Chorus



Who very soon
Will come our way?
Santa very soon
Will come our way

Eight little reindeer
Pull his sleigh
Santa's little reindeer
Pull his sleigh

Reindeer sleigh
Come our way
Ho, ho, ho
Cherry nose
Cap on head
Suit that's red
Special night
Beard that's white


Chorus



Dasher, Dancer
Prancer, Vixen
Comet, Cupid
Donner
And Blitzen

Reindeer sleigh
Come our way
Ho, ho, ho
Cherry nose
Cap on head
Suit that's red
Special night
Beard that's white


Chorus

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Christmas lights

Christmas night, another fight
Tears we cried a flood
Got all kinds of poison in
Poison in my blood

I took my feet
To Oxford Street
Trying to right a wrong
Just walk away
Those windows say
But I can't believe she's gone
 
When you're still waiting for the snow to fall
Doesn't really feel like Christmas at all



Up above candles on air flicker
Oh they flicker and they float
But I'm up here holding on
To all those chandeliers of hope

Like some drunken Elvis singing
I go singing out of tune
Saying how I always loved you darling
And I always will

Oh when you're still waiting for the snow to fall
Doesn't really feel like Christmas at all

Still waiting for the snow to fall
It doesn't really feel like Christmas at all

Those Christmas lights
Light up the street
Down where the sea and city meet
May all your troubles soon be gone
Oh Christmas lights keep shining on

Those Christmas lights
Light up the street
Maybe they'll bring her back to me
Then all my troubles will be gone
Oh Christmas lights keep shining on

Oh Christmas lights
Light up the street
Light up the fireworks in me
May all your troubles soon be gone
Those Christmas lights keep shining on

Monday, 13 December 2010

Shake up Christmas

Shake up the happiness
Wake up the happiness
Shake up the happiness
It's Christmas time

There's a story that I was told
And I wanna tell the world
Before I get to old
And don't remember it
So let's December it
And reassemble it

Once upon a time in a town like this
A little girl made a great big wish
To fill the world full of happiness
And be on Santa's magic list


Chorus
Shake it up
Shake up the happiness
Wake it up
Wake up the happiness
Come on y'all
It's Christmas time



At the same time miles away
A little boy made a wish that day
That the world would be okay
And Santa Claus would hear him say
I got dreams and I got love
I got my feet on the ground
And family above
Can you send some happiness?
With my best to the rest
Of the people of the East and the West And
Maybe every once in a while you
Get my grandma a reason to smile
It’s the season of smile
It's cold but we'll be freezing in style
Let me meet a girl one day that
Wants to spread some love this way
We can let our souls run free and
She can open some happiness with me



Chorus


I know you're out there
I hear your reindeer
I see the snowing
Your boots have been
I'm gonna show them
So they will know then
Then love will grow in
Then to live again



Chorus

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Christmas interactive activities

Squash their noses with your mouse or click their symbol on your keyboard.

Play

Protect the animals... Merry Christmas!!

Hey there internets,
 we don’t want you to fret, 
but we're not doing splendidly
It is very cold, 
out here in the snow, 
without our friend David Bellamy
Bill Oddie's doing stuff, 
but it's not enough, 
so can you do one thing for me?

We have had to fight, 
for every single bite, 
while you scoff your Christmas tea
That is why we say, 
oh yes 
yet again, 
can you do one thing for me?
Breathing places, 
space to roam, 
some where that I can call a home.
Wish I could be safe and sound, 
in a bucket underneath the ground…

Wish I had a home for Christmas… 

Monday, 29 November 2010

Leslie Nielsen - RIP

      Leslie Nielsen, died on November 28, 2010 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He was 84.
      The Canadian-born actor died from complications from pneumonia at a hospital near his home at 5:34 p.m., surrounded by his wife, Barbaree, and friends.
      Nielsen came to Hollywood in the mid-1950s after performing in 150 live television dramas in New York.
      His first film for that studio was auspicious - as the space ship commander in the science fiction classic "Forbidden Planet."
Some of his famous films are: "The Naked Gun" ,"The Naked Gun 2 1/2" , "The Naked Gun 33 1/3”,  "All I Want for Christmas," "Dracula: Dead and Loving It" and "Spy Hard."
      He became known as a serious actor, although behind the camera he was a prankster.
      Between films he often turned serious, touring with his one-man show on the life of the great defense lawyer, Clarence Darrow.
Nielsen was born February 11, 1926 in Regina, Saskatchewan.
He grew up 200 miles south of the Arctic Circle at Fort Norman, where his father was an officer of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
       As soon as he graduated from high school at 17, he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force, even though he was legally deaf (he wore hearing aids most of his life.)
      After the war, Nielsen worked as a disc jockey at a Calgary radio station, then studied at a Toronto radio school operated by Lorne Greene, who would go on to star on the hit TV series "Bonanza." A scholarship to the Neighborhood Playhouse brought him to New York, where he immersed himself in live television.
       Nielsen also was married to: Monica Boyer, 1950-1955; Sandy Ullman, 1958-74; and Brooks Oliver, 1981-85.
      Nielsen and his second wife had two daughters, Thea and Maura.

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Friday, 26 November 2010

Sir Ken Robinson - Changing Education Paradigms

This animate was adapted from a talk given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson,
world-renowned education and creativity expert and recipient of the RSA's Benjamin Franklin Award.


Monday, 22 November 2010

Possessive Adjectives

Jingle Bells


Oh, jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh

Dashing through the snow
On a one horse open sleigh
O'er the fields we go
Laughing all the way
Bells on bob tail ring
Making spirits bright
What fun it is to laugh and sing
A sleighing song tonight

Oh, jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh

Sunday, 21 November 2010

"Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself"

Chinese Proverb

Nelly Furtado

     
     Nelly Kim Furtado is a Canadian singer-songwriter, record producer and actress of Portuguese descent. She has sold 20 million albums worldwide. Furtado grew up in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
      Furtado was born on December 2, 1978, in Victoria, British Columbia to Portuguese parents, Maria Manuela and António José Furtado, both emigrants from the Azores. She was named after Soviet gymnast Nellie Kim. Her parents were born on São Miguel Island and immigrated to Canada in the late 1960s. Her siblings are Michael Anthony and Lisa Anne. She was raised in a Roman Catholic home.
      At age four she began performing and singing in Portuguese. Furtado's first public performance was when she sang a duet with her mother at a church on Portugal Day. She began playing musical instruments at the age of nine, learning the trombone, ukulele and — in later years — the guitar and keyboards. At the age of 12, she began writing songs, and as a teenager, she performed in a Portuguese marching band.
      Furtado has acknowledged her family as the source of her strong work ethic; she spent eight summers working as a chambermaid with her mother, along with her brother and sister who was a housekeeper in Victoria. She has stated that coming from a working class background has shaped her identity in a positive way.
      On September 20, 2003, in Toronto, Furtado gave birth to a daughter, Nevis, whose father is Jasper Gahunia. Furtado and Gahunia, who had been good friends for several years, remained together for four years until their breakup in 2005. They continue to be good friends and jointly share responsibility of raising Nevis. She married Cuban sound engineer Demacio "Demo" Castellón on July 19, 2008.
      Furtado came into the public eye in 2000 with the release of her debut album Whoa, Nelly!, which featured her breakthrough Grammy Award-winning single "I'm Like a Bird". After becoming a mother and releasing the less commercially successful Folklore (2003), she returned to prominence in 2006 with the release of Loose and its hit singles "Promiscuous", "Maneater", "All Good Things (Come to an End)" and "Say It Right". In 2009, she released her first full-length Spanish album Mi Plan, which won a Latin Grammy Award in 2010. She has formed her own record label, Nelstar, in conjunction with Canadian independent label group Last Gang Labels. Furtado was honoured with a star on Canada's Walk of Fame in October 2010.
      Furtado is known for experimenting with different instruments, sounds, genres and vocal styles and languages. This diversity has been influenced by her wide-ranging musical taste and her interest in different cultures.

The importance of learning proper English.

This is an advertisement for Berlitz Language Schools, showing the importance of learning proper English.

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Mr Bean visits London


        Rowan Sebastian Atkinson (born 6 January 1955) is an English comedian, actor and writer. He is most famous for his work in the satirical sketch comedy show Not The Nine O'Clock News, and the sitcoms Blackadder, Mr. Bean, and The Thin Blue Line. He has been listed in The Observer as one of the 50 funniest actors in British comedy, and amongst the top 50 comedy actors ever in a 2005 poll of fellow comedians.
Atkinson, the youngest of three sons, was born in Consett, County Durham, England. His parents were Eric Atkinson, a farmer and company director, and his wife Ella May (née Bainbridge), who married on 29 June 1945. He has two older brothers, Rodney, a Eurosceptic economist who narrowly lost the United Kingdom Independence Party leadership election in 2000, and Rupert. Atkinson was brought up Anglican. He was educated at Durham Choristers School, followed by Bede Grammar School for Boys, Sunderland Tyne and Wear, and studied electrical engineering at Newcastle University. He continued with an M.Sc. at The Queen's College, Oxford, first achieving notice at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1976. While at Oxford, he also acted and performed early sketches for the Oxford University Dramatic Society (OUDS), the Oxford Revue and the Experimental Theatre Club (ETC), meeting writer Richard Curtis and composer Howard Goodall, with whom he would continue to collaborate during his career.
Atkinson first met his wife Sunetra Sastry in the 1980s, who was working as a make-up artist with the BBC. Sunetra was of mixed descent, being the daughter of an Indian father and a British mother. The couple married at the Russian Tea Room in New York City in 1990. They have two children and live in Northamptonshire as well as Oxfordshire and London.
The hapless Mr. Bean, first appeared on New Years Day in 1990 in a half-hour special for Thames Television. Several sequels to Mr. Bean appeared on television in the 1990s, and it eventually made into a major motion picture in 1997. Entitled Bean, it was directed by Mel Smith, his former co-star from Not the Nine O'Clock News. A second movie was released in 2007 entitled Mr. Bean's Holiday.
Best known for his use of physical comedy in his trademark character of Mr. Bean, others of Atkinson's characters rely more heavily on language. Atkinson often plays authority figures (especially priests or vicars) speaking absurd lines.

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