Saturday, 21 June 2008

Tall Summer Ice Cream Cone

The cute boy can really balance his cone....and that's because he has already fed many giraffes.

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Thursday, 19 June 2008

Garfield, the cat

Garfield is a daily-syndicated comic strip created by Jim Davis. It chronicles the life of the title character, Garfield, a tabby cat, his owner, Jon Arbuckle, and the dog, Odie. As of 2007, it is syndicated in roughly 2,580 newspapers and journals and it currently holds the Guinness.
World Record for being the world's most widely syndicated comic strip.The popularity of the strip has led to an animated television series, several animated television specials and two theatrical feature-length live-action films, as well as a large amount of Garfield merchandise. Garfield pokes fun at pet owners and their relationship with their pets, often with the pet as the true master of the household. Garfield also struggles with human problems, such as diets, Mondays, apathy, and boredom.

On June 19 , Garfield will celebrate its 30th anniversary.

Friday, 13 June 2008

The new white soul singer: Duffy Springfield

She has emerged from deepest Wales and is considered the potentially best new musical name of 2008. To those involved in Duffy’s journey towards the spotlight, it is a source of wonder that someone so gifted should come from the background she does. For in terms of pop awareness, she grew up virtually illiterate, firstly in the tiny coastal community of Nefyn (population 2,550 at the last census), then later in Letterstone, Pembrokeshire. Welsh is her mother tongue, English her second language.
A new star is born. Listen to the hit "Mercy" and sing along!

Thursday, 12 June 2008

Art of Food Carving

Watermelons, turnips, pineapples and many other fruits and vegetables can be carved and combined into either elegantly simple or very elaborate center pieces or accents for your picnic table or indoor party decorations. The art of carving foods is an Eastern custom that has been adopted by creative food preparers around the world. In Thailand and Japan food carving is considered part of the presentation of the meal. The stunning designs that can be created makes the food the center of attention when you serve your guests. No need to worry about what else is on the table! Some of the more elaborate carvings can take hours to get just right, but practice makes it go faster and soon you'll find yourself designing your own patterns for watermelons, radishes, and any fruit or vegetable that can hold it's form when carved.
A hollow carved watermelon is a perfect centerpiece and serving bowl for a fresh melon salad. Here's a few easy examples for you to try for your next summer gathering.

If you want to try it click here for carving directions

Monday, 9 June 2008

Portugal Day- 10th June

Portugal Day , officially Day of Camões, Portugal and the Portuguese Communities, marks the date of Luís de Camões' death in June 10, 1580.

Camões wrote the Lusiads, Portugal's national epic celebrating Portuguese history and achievements. Although it is only officially celebrated in Portugal, Portuguese descendents throughout the world celebrate the holiday whether they live in Brazil, India, the US, Canada, another European country, or Macau. The poem is mainly about the 16th century Portuguese explorations, which brought fame and fortune to Portugal. Camões' poem, considered one of the finest and most important works in Portuguese literature, became a symbol for the greatness of the Portuguese nation.


Wednesday, 4 June 2008

An environmental conscience poem

Can you stare into my eyes
and declare you haven't thought
about the fate of the future?

Can you look me in the face
and say the race to save the planet
is already lost?

Do you feel you lack the speed
and that it's easier to concede
than to be crusaders?

Are you scared to raise your hand
and stand beside me
to fight the battle?

Does every pleading word I write
merely light up a candle
for those about to die?

If I beg you on my knees
will you please raise your arm
and speak out about the harm
that continues day by day
and try to stop it?
Graeme King, an Australian poet

World Environment Day- 5th June

World Environment Day was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972 to raise environmental awareness and to encourage action to protect our Planet.
This event is celebrated each year on 5th June and the purpose is to stimulate worldwide awareness of environmental issues and encourage political action.

Are you are Green Person? In the English class, 9th C, we have expressed our feelings in short slogans:
"Be a green member and go to school by bus.";"In alternative energies we should bet for a cleaner world to get."; "Do not destroy our forests, they are our Heart."; "Save water, our future treasure." We have also planted trees, as a symbolic act, with the help of the Coordinator of the project "Eco-Escolas", teacher Graça Pereira. We have some photos, taken by our English teacher, Isabel Silva, to share with you.

Tuesday, 3 June 2008

Freestlyle Football

Freestyle football, also known as freestyle soccer, is the art of juggling with a football using feet, knees, lower legs, chest, shoulders, and head while simultaneously performing creative, skillful moves and keeping the ball airborne. It has become a widespread sport across the world and is played by many people.

Watch and learn with Bily Wingrove

Sunday, 1 June 2008

Universal Children' s Day

I had a dream.....

All children would be happy.

All children would never work.
They would go to school.
They would have a family
Because all children need
love and tenderness

I wish all children were very happy!!!

Ana Pereira ; Catarina Silva- 8th C