Yesterday I was in London for the annual ALL Council meeting, this year held at the Institute of Education. I deliberately set out early so that I could visit Foyles on Charing Cross Road as it now houses Grant and Cutler on the 4th floor. To be honest I could easily have spent far longer […]
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I will never ever forget my visit to Cal Figarot, HQ of Els Castellers de Vilafranca. An overwhelming evening of fun, fear and awe that left me quite emotional as we watched – and participated in a small way – in a rehearsal of this very special group of ‘human tower builders’. (Sadly the photographs […]
Yes, it’s another Barcelona post but nothing to do with football – promise! Last week when I was in Barcelona on a Comenius Regio visit, my colleague Jane and I hared around numerous sites in the city, collecting resources. One place we visited was the Zoo de Barcelona. Are all zoos the same, we wondered? […]
So, Barcelona won! And in style. Abidal, after starting treatment for a liver tumour only 10 weeks ago, raised the Champions League cup following goals by Pedro, Messi and Villa (and Rooney I guess!) And Gerard Pique went home with a rather original souvenir, apparently following a tradition set by the Barcelona basketball team!
I’m getting rather excited now! So cue a number of posts that indulge my excitement and might get you in the mood for what I hope to be a great game of football!
I’ve never made secret of my love of football, nor my love of Spain. And I think most people who read my blog also know that Barcelona is very very dear to my heart, as a city and also as a team. I haven’t been blogging here over the last week but I have been […]
Altogether now ….. Blaugrana al vent,un crit valent,tenim un nom,el sap tothom:Barça, Barça, Barça!
Not a post about S Club 7 (athough I will say that my boys are big fans of Hannah who’s in Primeval now!) but about something that was reinforced in my mind last night. The Assistant Head at school had been asked to run part of the PDM on EAL (English as an additional language) […]
Getting into the Eurovision spirit …. Here’s the Andorran entry La teva decisió sung partly in Catalan (disappointed that it switches to English for the chorus but I guess that’s so more people understand it!) And the Spanish entry by Soraya called La noche es para mi (again has English in the chorus!) Here are […]
Now I’ve broken up for Christmas holidays, I’m ill – isn’t it always the way with teachers? So, to get myself in the Christmas spirit, and because it is very funny – and true! – here’s the inimitable Stephen Fry explaining a couple of rather particular Catalan traditions. Perhaps not the clip to use to […]