Sweet Barbados

Sweet Barbados (Own Photo)

As I write this post, I can hear the waves of the Caribbean Sea as they hit the beach. I cannot begin to describe to you how soothing and reassuring the sound of the sea is. I am sure you know what I mean. I love it and could stay here forever but nothing is forever so I’ll cherish this time I have here in Barbados and count my blessings for the good things I have in my life.

In my last post, I wrote about how important it is to switch off from work and as I must practise what I preach, this post is going to be short and sweet. Having said that, I don’t want you to feel short-changed and want to make sure you keep learning new vocabulary.So I’ve decided to share with you some of the blog posts I’ve written about taking a break, going on holiday, getting away from it all and of course, some summer idioms that you can pack in your suitcase.

Beach Holiday
So let’s see, how about we start with what you’re going to need to pack if you’re off on a beach holiday?
This is a post I wrote two years ago when I was -surprise, surprise – jetting off to Barbados for the first time. It also includes a great video featuring a song called “Whoa! I’m Going to Barbados!” Instead of Coconut Airways, we travelled with Virgin Atlantic!

Walking Holiday
I wrote this post two years ago too and this time to share a walking holiday we took in the Lake District in the UK. If you’re planning a walking holiday, not necessarily in the UK, you may find this post helpful. 

City Break
You may have your beach holiday later in the year and prefer a city break instead. Well, I’ve just the post for you with all the necessary vocabulary. Ok, it’s not September but the month doesn’t matter.

A Shakespearean Summer
Not wanting to ignore the Bard, this post shares with you Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18 and some more summer vocabulary.

Last but not least…
Then there are those wonderful idioms with a summer theme. In fact, the title of this post “When (or while) the cat’s away, the mice will play” is an idiom meaning that when the person in authority is not there, people will do what they want without thinking of the rules. I used it to mean that while I am away you wouldn’t be practising your English and I wasn’t going to allow that! That’s the reason for this post.

Well, I’ll click off now. Have you made your summer plans yet? What sort of holiday are you taking? Please share it with me and your fellow readers.

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Enjoy the weekend and the start of Euro 2016. Who shall I support? England or Italy? What a dilemma….Next week’s post will have a football flavour to it….
Ciao for now