11 enero 2016

David Bowie dies. Muere David Bowie

David Bowie, the chamaleon rock legend, has died aged 69 after battling cancer in secret during 18 months. His last video shows him in a hospital bed while singing "I´m in heaven"... a premonition of his death? David was a pop genius, a perennial rebel who sent the message "be strong enough to be yourself". Personally I was a fan and I´m very sad to hear of his death. David Bowie, your spirit will live forever.

08 diciembre 2015

Which social group do yo belong to?

Read the article from this British newspaper and think about it.

20 octubre 2015

100 Anniversary of Arthur Miller's birth

Considered one of the best America's playwrights of 20th century, he was born on 17 October 1915 in New York. Probably he is well known because he married Marilyn Monroe but Arthur Miller is more important for his work: he explored the issue that plagued the American society in early 20th century and through his best playwrights, "Death of a Salesman", "The Crucible" and "All my sons" he deconstructed the idea of the American Dream, class and race. El pasado 17 de octubre se celebró el centenario de la muerte de uno de los escritores americanos más importantes: Arthur Miller, autor que le dió la vuelta al sueño americano y a las ideas de clase y raza de la sociedad americana.

03 agosto 2015

Latest news...Ultimas noticias

After having a holiday break, these are the most important news in my opinion: let´s have a look!
                                                                     Is this Anne Boleyn's ghost?
A tourist who was visiting the childhood home of the beheaded queen, Hever Castle, captured a spooky image of what he claims is her ghost and in the photo we can see a hand with a long finger pointing towards the chimmney and the tourist thought there is something important historically inside the fireplace. Look at the photos and think about the building that Anne haunts.
Queen Elizabeth II becomes Britain's longest-reigning Monarch: 

Her Majesty became queen at 25 and at 89, she had ruled for 23,226 days. The first Queen Elizabeth gave her name to an age, as did Victoria, in an ever more powerful kingdom. But this is not going to be the legacy of this Elizabeth, who has reigned over Britain's long transition from Empire to Commonwealth, from world power to relative international insignificance.

10 mayo 2015

A new Princess for the British...Nueva princesita inglesa

Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambrigde, gave birth  on Saturday May 2 to a baby girl whose name will be Charlotte Elizabeth Diana...but will she rule England one day? Of course she will because the sixteen countries belonging to the Commonwealth agreed on abandoning male preference on succession. Moreover, Roman Catholics are excluded no more. This happened in 2011 so the new little princess takes number 4 for succession to the British Throne. If you are interested, click on succession.

Los británicos ya tienen nueva princesita: el matrimonio entre Guillerno y Kate, en abril de 2011, puso sobre la mesa el tema de la sucesión al trono de Inglaterra, ya que hasta entonces, cualquier hija nacida del duque y la duquesa de Cambrigde no habría disfrutado del derecho al trono. Así pues los líderes de los 16 países de la Commonwealth, cuya jefa de estado es la reina Isabel II, acordaron la igualdad de los derechos al trono para hijos e hijas de los monarcas británicos, así como el derecho a contraer matrimonio con alguien católico romano, algo que no estaba permitido. Para más información pincha en este enlace.

29 abril 2015

Teddy Bear Hospital...el hospital de los ositos de peluche

The "Teddy Bear Hospital" (TBH) is a Public Health project for 3-6 year old children and its aim is to avoid children´s fear of doctors and hospitals. The project tries to familiarize children in a friendly atmosphere in a hospital: children are now the parents of their teddy bear and are responsible for their sick little friends taking care of these unusual patients.
Most teddy bears have fractures of legs and arms and when the doctor writes a prescription, the child can get some "medicine" sweets in the TBH pharmacy.
El Hospital de los ositos de peluche es un proyecto con el que se pretende que los niños pierdan el miedo a médicos y hospitales haciéndoles partícipes de la salud de sus pequeños pacientes.

27 marzo 2015

Easter traditions in UK. Tradiciones en Pascua.

These days we have been shocked by the plane catastrophy of Germanwings (I'm sincerely sorry for it)but this blog tries to approach to news related to the UK and the USA mainly. If you are fan of Easter eggs you should pay attention to this: Fotnum and Mason have created the scotch egg made with meat of venison mixed with dark chocolate and berries to make the Chotch Egg. Do you want to try it?

 But let´s have a look at the English tradition of giving eggs at Easter clicking on the image below.

And if you want to do some activities there are some of them included in the page. Have a nice Easter!

¿Sabes de dónde viene la tradición de regalar huevos de chocolate en Pascua? Pues pincha en la imagen de los huevos de Pascua y averígualo.

19 febrero 2015

Football and Violence

A group of Chelsea football supporters prevented a black man from boarding the Paris Mètro while they sang a racist song  ( "We are racist and that´s the way we like it ") before Chelsea's Championship League.
No more than two months ago a man died in Spain after being thrown into the river in Madrid after a fight between Atlético de Madrid and Deportivo de la Coruña supporters.
Are racism and violence a cultural part of sports, mainly "football"? Where does the responsibility go to? The consequences for the club´s reputation is obvious: a disgusting behaviour. But in my opinion the world of sports is full of stupid people who die for their colours. Incredible but true. If you want to know more about it click on this link. 
...and more incidents in Italy...hooligans everywhere? Es indignante que el mundo del fútbol tenga a tanto fanático violento. ¿Qué tiene este deporte que no tienen otros?

27 enero 2015

Winston Churchill funeral 50 years on. 50 aniversario de la muerte de Churchill.

After two months of having a rest - too lazy, sorry - I come back with news... and this is to tell that Britain commemorates the 50th anniversary of Britain's greatest Prime Minster during World War II. If you want to know more click on the photo.
El que fuera Primer Ministro de Inglaterra durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial cautivó a los ingleses con sus discursos y su particular sentido del humor para levantar la moral a toda la nación.