Blog for everyone who enjoys speaking and learning English on the Plaine de Nay, with Alison Armstrong-Millar. Alison has been living in france for 7 years
Alison teaches a wide selection of students aged 4 to 64 both individually and in groups and she has a lot of fun doing it.



SPEAK ENGLISH :
Tous les jeudis soir au Bar le Chanzy à Nay de 19 à 21 heures
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Prix : 5 € par séance à régler à l’arrivée (boisson non incluse).
L’horaire est adaptable, vous pouvez arriver quand cela vous convient pour vous joindre au groupe et partir quand vous le souhaitez.
Ce rendez-vous est avant tout un moment de détente, qui vous permet de pratiquer la langue anglaise en toute convivialité et en prenant un verre.
Ouvert à tous ceux qui aiment parler anglais, peu importe leur niveau.
En espérant vous y retrouver,
Alison


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Cours particuliers 20 euros par heures.
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tango-mango:

Yesterday I baked chocolate cake. Lots of chocolate cake. There was the two layer chocolate cake and then a multitude of cupcakes – all received with rave reviews!

The cake is super moist, but dense and chocolaty. The frosting is rich and smooth.

Truly guys, if you’re looking for the perfect chocolate cake recipe with the perfect chocolate frosting, it’s right here on this blog. If you didn’t see the post a couple of years ago when they first appeared, I encourage you go there now and visit them.

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beautiful-basque-country:

Here’s a song we posted a while ago, but didn’t receive much love.. and we think it deserves it! So we’ve translated it so you can see how beautiful lyrics this song has ^_^.

*Erabaki nuen, finko ta fermuki,                    I decided, solid and firmly,
ez zitzaidala gertatuko:                                 it wouldn’t happen to me:
maitasun sareetan                                        I wouldn’t fall again
ez nintzela berriz                                           by surprise
uste gabean eroriko.                                   in the nets of love.
Bi begi ispitxu, irripar ezti bat                      Two shining eyes, a smile of honey
izan dira nere galtzaile.                                were my undoing.
Geroztik hor nabil,                                        Since then I’m there,
arantzetan dantzan,                                     dancing among thorns,
ezinezko amets sortzaile.*                          maker of impossible dreams.

Urrezko txanpon bat eman gogo nuke         I’d want to give a coin of gold
sorgin bat bilaka banedi                               if I went looking for a witch
ezina egikor                                                  who turned impossible
aldatzeko aina                                              into doable, as well as
gezurra bihurtzeko egi.                                 lie into truth.
Zer den ona edo zer ote den txarra             I should know
jakin beharko nukelarik.                              what is good or what may be bad.  Sumendi gainean erretzen ari naiz,            I’m burning on the top of a volcano,
ba al dago irtenbiderik?                               is there any exit?

Zu hor zaude dantzan, jauzitan.                  You are there dancing, jumping.
Zer debru bada                                             What the hell happens
pasatzen zait gogoaren baitan?                  in the place my mind should be?

Geroak zer dakar?                                       What does the future bring?
Ez dut pentsatu nahi                                    I don’t want to think about it
uneak nahi ditut bizi.                                    I want to live the moments.
Lau egun dira ta                                           There are only four days and
bi omen lainotsu,                                          two may be cloudy,
galtzera ez ditut nahi utzi.                         I don’t want to let them go to waste.
Hitzaren jokoan,                                          I’d like to keep everything.In the
itxura emanez,
                                            game of words,                         
gorde nahiko nuke dena.                            giving the impression.
Biluzia nauzu izan zarelako            You’ve got me naked because you’ve been
egoera hunen sormena.                              the creativity of this situation.

*

Zu hor zaude dantzan, jauzitan.                  You are there dancing, jumping.
Zer debru bada                                             What the hell happens
pasatzen zait gogoaren baitan?              in the place my mind should be? (x2)
Pasatzen zait gogoaren baitan (x2)        In the place my mind should be (x2)

beautiful-basque-country:

Live performance of the Universitary Tuna of Deusto (Bilbao), playing and singing “Ruiseñor" (Nightingale) beautifully.

We just LOVE tunas (no, we’re not talking about fishes here). Guilty pleasure, yeah. Why are they dressed in renaissance clothes, you ask? A tuna is a group of male university students in traditional university dress who play traditional instruments and sing serenades & folk songs. The tradition originated in Spain and Portugal around the 13th century as a mean for students to earn money or food, although they would also play their music under the windows of the ladies they wished to court.

Nowadays students don’t belong to a tuna for money nor food, but seeking to keep a tradition alive, for fun, to travel a lot and to meet new people from other universities. It’s true, though, that this is a dying tradition and that many tuna members have finished their studies long ago. Although not very popular in Euskal Herria, Castille and Leon (the Old Castille) is full of them, being the one of the Salamanca University one of the most known. There are lots of tunas in Latin America too.

The name tuna may come from French roi de Thunes - king of Tunis - a title used by leaders of vagabonds. But there is also a legend of a real King of Tunis known for his love to music and party that usually liked to walk around the streets at night playing and singing. That’s exactly what a tuna do.

The clothing of the tuna is derived from that of Iberian students of the 16th and 17th centuries and consists of a cloak, doublet, beca, shirt, stockings, Spanish breeches and shoes/boots. As you can see in the video, on the cloak are displayed seals and shields of the cities and countries that the tuno (tuna member) has collected from all over the world. The multicolored ribbons and shreds are worn on the cloak in a sign of love from their sweethearts, mothers or friends.

Their songs are known by almost everyone, and tunas are a quite common performance in weddings. They can invade a street, a square or a restaurant anytime, though… Last summer we saw a tuna taking over a restaurant in Baiona and it was SO funny: the Spanish people there (like about just 10) began screaming excited when the tuna entered and sang along every song with big smiles on the faces, and French people were like… wtf is this deafening sh*t????

msnbc:

Jon Stewart: I have a, it’s like a career aptitude test.
Hillary Clinton: This is good, this is good. I’m ready.
JS: … Do you like commuting to work or do you like a home office?
HRC: You know, I’ve spent so many years commuting, I’d kind of prefer a home office. …
JS: Do you have a favorite shape for that home office?
HRC: (Laughs)
JS: Do you like that office, let’s say, would you like that office, would you like it to have corners, or would you like it not to have corners?
HRC: You know, I think that the world is so complicated, the fewer corners that you can have, the better.
WATCH.
(Photo: Frank Franklin II/AP)

msnbc:

Jon Stewart: I have a, it’s like a career aptitude test.

Hillary Clinton: This is good, this is good. I’m ready.

JS: … Do you like commuting to work or do you like a home office?

HRC: You know, I’ve spent so many years commuting, I’d kind of prefer a home office. …

JS: Do you have a favorite shape for that home office?

HRC: (Laughs)

JS: Do you like that office, let’s say, would you like that office, would you like it to have corners, or would you like it not to have corners?

HRC: You know, I think that the world is so complicated, the fewer corners that you can have, the better.

WATCH.

(Photo: Frank Franklin II/AP)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EL20VKlvbs&feature=youtu.be

thanks to fred for sending me this.

good song but also a great video exceptionally well shot.

In France, why do people only put one egg in their omlette?
Because one egg is un oeuf! …da da! get it?

kennyvee:

kjuw89:

justplainsomething:

hermionegranger:

Real Time with Bill Maher: 6.6.14 — Anthony Weiner, Jim Geraghety, Nicolle Wallace

#FINALLYSOMEONESAYSIT

Holy shit, Anthony Weiner actually said something important.

It’s a miracle!

That’s been the Republican strategy since day one of Obama’s presidency. Block the President at every turn, then blame him for not getting anything done. In fact, here’s Newt Gingrich openly admitting to it.

That’s why Republicans block jobs bills — so they can blame Obama for the economy still sucking. They’ve blocked budgets, resulting in a government shutdown that they then tried to blame on Obama. They’ve tried over and over again to block Obamacare, and complain that it’s a failure as they work their asses off to try to make it fail.

It’s kindergarten politics, and we need to vote these schmucks out in November. A bunch of white guys throwing temper tantrums and shouting NO! to everything just because they don’t like the president is no way to run a government, especially if we’re going to continue to pretend to be one of the greatest nations on earth.

The delicious shoulder of lamb which lilia cooked for us yesterday. She cooked it at a very low temperature for 7 hours (100 degrees).

The delicious shoulder of lamb which lilia cooked for us yesterday. She cooked it at a very low temperature for 7 hours (100 degrees).

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