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Z – zzzZZZ

It’s been a long month! Time to sleep it off. Happy Holidays everybody!

W – Wreath

Wreaths (les Couronnes) are often used to decorate the front door during the Advent and Christmas period. The origins and traditions of wreaths are varied around the world. They tend to be made from evergreens (plantes sempervirentes) as they symbolise… Continue Reading →

S – Snowman

Unfortunately in France we don’t see Snowmen (plural) often enough at Christmas. But one of my favourite Christmas books/films/music is « The Snowman » from the book by Ramond Briggs first published in 1978. It was made into a magical television film… Continue Reading →

Q – Queen’s Christmas message

I grew up in Ireland where we didn’t have a monarchy. However we knew about the traditional Queen’s speech. Every Christmas day since 1952, Queen Elizabeth II has been addressing the British nation to send out her good wishes for… Continue Reading →

N – Neighbours

When I was growing up, Neighbours (les voisins) played an important part in our Christmas celebrations. Generally on Christmas Eve, my parents would invite some neighbours to our house for drinks and Mince Pies (see M).Let’s hope we all have… Continue Reading →

J – Jumper or Christmas Jumper

Christmas Jumpers have only recently become a standard Christmas item of clothing. The uglier the better. In some countries there are even Christmas jumper days (journées pull de Noël) when you are expected to wear them to work or school…. Continue Reading →

H – Holly

Holly (houx) with its dark green leaves and bright red berries is a traditional winter plant. It is often used along with Ivy (lierre) for Christmas decorations.« The Holly and the Ivy » is the name of a traditional British Christmas carol.

Nicky’s Word Wisdom – Injure

Aujourd’hui je vous explique les faux amis « injure » et « injure » ! En anglais « injure, injury, injured » parlent de blessure « to injure somebody/oneself », « to have an injury », « to be injured… Continue Reading →

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