Sunday, May 2, 2010

Tennis all weekend long!

I took this picture yesterday - and what a glorious day it was! Perfect for a walk on the beach - my shoes got deliciously muddy :)

Some of my students have been asking about White Rock and are possibly interested in visiting. Too bad it's so far away, otherwise it would be such a great field trip. A bunch of them have bought tennis rackets and I'm starting an after-school tennis club/activity thing next week. Hopefully it won't rain all week...that's what the weather forecast is saying but it's often wrong. It doesn't really feel like May at the moment - it's windy, dark, and cold. Oh well, it's not raining so I still got to play tennis :) Yesterday AND today, what a treat :)

Is there anything that you're addicted to buying? For some people it's shoes, maybe clothes, maybe even some particular food items. For me, it's definitely books. Lately I've been buying ESL books (in the hope that this would improve my lessons and give me lots of material to present). At first it was all perfectly fine and useful, but now my entire "office area" is overflowing with books and it's a bit ridiculous. And I still want to keep buying more, ha ha :)

I finally uploaded my photos and figured out how to use iPhoto - it's so handy!! And the slide show feature is fantabulous - it even plays music and gives you several options of how you want the slides to appear (sort of like the options in Power Point I suppose). Awesome.

Some Russian family friends gave me cute little traditional Russian mushroom rolls. I haven't tried them but the plump dough-i-ness looks very inviting indeed. Soon the White Rock Farmer's market will start up again and I'll probably buy more than a few Russian cabbage rolls at the European bakery booth. But I digress.

Time to go and buy a new kettle. I had a relatively new Cuisinart stainless steel kettle that cost almost $100 and it broke two days ago - it's not doing anything. I don't think it was more than a year old so I'm not sure how that happened - it's a pretty straightforward device, right? Not a lot of crazy complicated parts. In any case, I need my nice hot water for tea and oatmeal and such, so off I go - kettle-hunting!

Have a lovely weekend!


  1. Looks like it was a perfect day for the beach! Too bad you can't take a field Trip to White Rock, but maybe there's another beautiful place that's a little closer? I think the tennis club is an excellent idea, especially as getting exercise is good for studying!

    I'm picturing your office overflowing with ESL books, hee :) I tend to buy enormous quantities of books at library book sales, and then store them at my in-laws' house - oops! :P Otherwise, I am addicted to buying interesting foods and spend far too much of my budget on those :)

    I love iPhoto! The slide show feature is great. I know there's a way to upload your own music to play during the slide show instead of the default music, but I haven't quite figured out how to do it yet. Too bad about the kettle. Maybe Cuisinart will replace it for free? Good luck hunting!

  2. Oooh, uploading your own music sounds like a fabulous idea! I need to learn how to use all these technological tools better but I must confess I'm not very good at those kinds of things :) I belong to the Victorian times :)

    I love shopping for interesting (and gourmet :) ) foods too, but since I haven't been cooking much lately I haven't been doing too much of that either. I'm living vicariously through your gorgeous posts :)