Jamie Oliver’s Simple Mojito Recipe

 

Are you ready to get into the summer vaycay (i.e. vacation) mode with Jamie-s mojito video? It is so simple that I am sure you will never choose store-bought again… You will love it. One thing, use brown sugar if you can!

What are the ingredients?

  • 1 lime, cut in quarters
  • 7-8 mint leaves
  • 1 dessert spoon of sugar
  • 15ml of white rum
  • a splash of soda water
  • Crushed ice

What expressions can we learn from the video?

  • Roll it to loosen the oils. (to emanate)
  • Slice the lime. (to cut with a sharp knife)
  • Spank your mint. (figurative, to hit with your hand )
  • Squash the leaves. (to press into a flatter state)
  • Garnish with some mint leaves. (to put something on food as a decoration)

 

LEM…xo!

p.s. this post was inspired by the lazy days of summer…

Some Differences Between Job and Work

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  1. the word Work’can be both a verb and a noun (uncountable), whereas job is only a noun (countable). Examples:
  • I have a great deal of work to do in the next days.
  • Joe has two jobs, one as a teacher and one as a waiter in a restaurant.
  1. The verb to ‘work’ means “to make physical or mental effort directed towards doing or making something”. It has a very general meaning and can refer to all kinds of activities a person performs, also activities you don’t get paid for. For example, you can do work in the house (repairing, cleaning, cooking) or do work for a charity organization or the church, as part of the responsibility you feel towards others. For example:
  • Daniel works for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (It does not tell you what he does, just something about the location/employer)
  • Mary does great work for the church. (she is probably not paid for it, it is not her job)
  • He is working hard on his cv. (he’s preparing his resume)
  • I work for EASI (if you want to know what I do, you should ask me about my job)

Whereas Job is any activity performed in exchange for a compensation. In general, we can say that job is the name for what you do to earn money.

  1. Job has a more specific meaning. It refers to a specific type of occupation, employment, role or position, such as doctor, teacher, cook or consultant.
  2. Work as a verb can also mean ‘function’. Example:
  • Can I use your phone, mine isn’t working
  • How does this work ?

 

  1. Expressions with work / Job
  • Keep up the good work !! (continue creating excellent results)
  • To throw a monkey wrench in the works. ( cause problems)
  • Time works wonders. (the passing of time can resolve many problems).
  • Work against the clock. (work very fast, because you have limited time to finish something)
  • Work wonders. (cause improvements or have a good effect).
  • To be on the job (doing what you are expected to)
  • To walk off the job (abandon something abruptly or to go on strike)
  • An inside job (crime committed by someone working /living at the scene of the crime)
  • Come to the job with something (to bring a particular quality to a task or job)

Lem..xo!

p.s. this post was created by Sarah…

Is your vacation just around the corner?

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Lem…xo!

p.s. This post was created by Crissy who will be on Hiatus for the summer as from next week! Buone Ferie! Bonnes Vacances! Buenas Vacaciones! Have a great holiday!

Do you make a beeline for home after working all day?

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Tips For Flying With A Baby

 
1. Book during nap time. Some children do better in morning flights than evening flights
2. If you are travelling with a partner, pick an aisle seat and a window seat. It’s not likely that someone will seat in the middle.
3. If you are alone with the baby, choose an aisle seat.
4. Avoid the last rows (near the toilets, it gets crowded and stinky).
5. Bring a proof or age for the baby.
6. Take a light weight stroller, even if it just serves as your personal baggage handler.
7. Get your toddler their own bag.
8. Use a sling or a portable car seat that you can gate check, if you have a baby.
9. You can check in 1 sippy cup.
10. Carry your own packaged milk (some terminals don’t sell it and airlines don’t give you much). Even if it means that the person carrying them will have to be patted down.
11. Be the last to board the plane if your seats have been assigned. If possible, send your partner in ahead with the hand luggage.
12. Don’t over pack, but always pack extra clothes.
13. Bring disposable bags that seal in the smell.
14. There is usually a changing table you can fold down. If not, put down the toilet seat and change the baby on your lap.
15. Don’t use the bathroom water to rinse your cup. Bring an extra clean one.
16. Pack a healthy, fun snack, avoiding anything sugary and messy.
17. Pack new small toys, not so messy.
18. Check the technology ( get toddler headphones, etc)
19. Have your kid suck during take off and landing.
20. The week before flying, make sure you avoid being with kids who are sick.
21. Always look like you are trying your best to avoid bothering the other passengers and they will probably forgive you for any discomfort.
22. Carry earplugs and little gifts in case you need to pacify the other passengers.

Have a great flight… and tell LEM!!

This post was found and transcribed for you by Ines, who’s survived the experience.

Do you like happy drinks?

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Change the World – Eric Clapton

 

 

What this song is about?

This song is about the agony of unrequited love – is there anything more painful in the world? The artist, Eric Clapton, pours out his emotions describing everything he would like to do if he could “change the world” so that this woman would love him in return.

This song’s meaning is reinforced by Clapton’s descriptions of impossible actions such as pulling a star down from the sky and being “king for a day.” These acts which he will never be able to perform parallel the fact that he will never be loved by this woman and will forever be trapped “wishing for the day” that he can change the world and be loved in return.

 

Why doI like this song?

We’ve all been there, haven’t we? Maybe it was just as a teenager or later as an adult but everyone has a person that wasn’t into them… and the pain was excruciating. I think this song sums up that feeling perfectly. The melancholic combination of the guitar melody and the singer’s voice produce a hint of fleeting hope which will end in inevitable anguish. The thought of the pain isn’t why I like the song, strictly speaking. I like it because this song is really about love and hope even against the odds.

 

What expressions can we learn?

Agony/anguish: Extreme pain

Excruciating: Unbearable or extreme – usually used as an adjective for a lot of pain

Unrequited: Not returned

Pour out one’s emotions: to openly express deep sentiments or feelings

We’ve all been there: a way to say that people have experienced a similar event or emotion

To (not) be into someone: to have romantic feelings towards another person

Fleeting: temporary or brief

Strictly speaking: in actual fact

Against the odds: contrary to probability

 

Click here for the lyrics to Change the World by Eric Clapton.

 

Lem…xo!

p.s. this post was written by Marco…as sweet as gold!

Is binge-watching a new kind of hangover?

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Sugar Sammy learns not to mess with Italians

 

Sugar Sammy is a really funny Canadian actor and comedian based in Montreal. He speaks English, French Punjabi and Hindi. Here is a short segment from his show that deals with Italians

What top expressions can we learn from this comedy act?

  • Your single? it’s alright. Don’t be ashamed. ( a feeling of disgrace and embarrassment )
  • We’ll work it out. (we will find a solution)
  • Who are all of these people trying to get rid of you? (dispose of you, eliminate)
  • How long have you been single? Too long. That didn’t sound desperate at all! (not in any way)
  • Are you hanging out with her? (spend time with a certain person)
  • He had to point out…that’s the wife and that’s the friend. (to specify)
  • Dont start shit! (don’t create a problem)
  • Let’s keep this on the chill. (relaxed)
  • Say again? (repeat)
  • Your Italian? Is that a threat or what? (a menace)

 

Lem..xo!

 

 

 

 

 

Waves by Mr Probz

 

What can I say! This song has the best summer time beat.

Let’s sing along…

My face above the water
My feet can’t touch the ground,
Touch the ground, and it feels like
I can see the sands on the horizon
Every time you are not around

I’m slowly drifting (drifting away)
Wave after wave, wave after wave
I’m slowly drifting (drifting away)
And it feels like I’m drowning

Pulling against the stream
Pulling against the stream

I wish I could make it easy
Easy to love me, love me
But still I reach, to find a way
I’m stuck here in between
I’m looking for the right words to say

I’m slowly drifting, drifting away
Wave after wave, wave after wave
I’m slowly drifting (drifting away)
And it feels like I’m drowning
Pulling against the stream
Pulling against the stream

What words can we learn from this song?

  • drifitng ; being carried along by currents of air or water
  • drowning : to kill by submerging or suffocating in water
  • stuck : trapped
  • a stream :a steady current of water

 

Enjoy this summer song.

 

LEM…xo!

p.s. this post was created by Crissy who is now leaving by the sea & enjoying every minute of it.