Yes, you read the title of this blog post correctly… this is a post about a wonderful tea flavour that I found in a shop today called Popcorn tea. It is made by Twinings, which happens to be one of my favourite tea brands, so of course I had to try it!
Popcorn tea is a blend of Japanese green tea, toasted rice and popped rice. It has a lovely flavour, although it doesn’t really taste like popcorn… I don’t drink much green tea, but I am very much a fan of this variety! Thank you Twinings for fuelling my tea obsession!
Today I wandered along to the Bucharest Easter market after work and enjoyed looking around the stalls, at the giant Easter eggs and lovely crafts.
I know, I didn’t travel far this week… but it was a fun little excursion nonetheless!
Here is a Dense array of blossom in a nearby park. I love blossom! 😊
In response to the word press weekly challenge.
Usually I would use the word dense to mean something else. For example, “Oops, I just got to the checkout in the supermarket and realised I forgot my purse! I’m so dense!” Haha.
My friend Laura and I always seem to go on crazy holidays involving multiple locations…
In July 2014 we went on a lovely holiday in Italy, where we travelled to Pisa, Florence, Sienna, Rome, Amalfi and Pompeii all in two weeks!
We had a wonderful time sightseeing and here are a few of my favourite photos from the trip. Here I am with the leaning tower of Pisa, I was amused at just how slanted it really is!
Next is a photo of the beautiful cathedral in Florence. Many hours were spent exploring this beautiful building, climbing the tower to see the view, and soaking up the Italian atmosphere on the cathedral’s piazza in the evenings.
Now we look at a photo of the Colosseum in Rome. This is also a very interesting building, where we wandered around and learned more about the gladiator battles. (I think I may have lost my friend here, that often happens on holiday, we loose each other in the crowds, wander around and somehow find each other again an hour or so later…)
My final photo is from the beautiful Amalfi coast. I felt like I was in some kind of dream while there, it was so beautiful and everywhere had a faint smell of lemons -perhaps I should move there to be a lemon farmer? It is such a pretty place!
In my opinion, the best way to enjoy black tea is with milk! This English breakfast tea from Marks and Spencer’s is delicious when served in this way. Not many countries like to put milk with tea, but I’m from England where everyone does such things. 😊
Note: You could also add sugar if you like. And I wouldn’t recommend adding milk to green tea or fruit tea!
For the past two weeks, I’ve been trying to grow bean plants with my class. Well, of course my teaching assistant’s plant has grown more than anyone else’s! It looks like being green is easy for her, although it’s been a bit more difficult for the kids and me! We wonder if she used magic beans?
For the weekly post challenge It’s easy being green.
As you know, I already write posts about Travel tales and Tea Tales, so today I decided to begin a series of “teaching tales” where I will try to think of interesting anecdotes from my time as a teacher. I think I have written about teaching in my blog before, so it’s really just a continuation of that kind of thing.
This first post is about the topic about emotions that I’m doing with my class (of four year olds.) We talked about things that make us feel happy, sad, angry, afraid and so on. Mostly their answers were quite cute, for example “I feel happy when we play outside,” or “I feel sad when my balloon pops.” Many said, “I feel happy when my mummy and daddy give me toys,” -the poor mums and dads of these kids must need to do a lot of shopping!
When talking about what makes us scared, some of the children’s answers became quite imaginative, involving dark, locked rooms and spiders. Who wouldn’t be afraid of those things? And look how atmospheric this picture is!