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cunliffe
United Kingdom

Pavlov īs Dogs, with a twist!
Cats train their owner to give treats when they ring a bell. 

Is anybody out there?

Edit: ha ha, thanks Mary! 

31 Mar 2017     



redcamarocruiser
United States

Congratulations, Lynne on returning to work tomorrow.

3 Apr 2017     



anitarobi
Croatia

Silvanija, I so loved that film - sad but true. 

I shared it in so many places last week and it īs a pleasure to drop by and see it here. I do hope you are all doing well. So sorry I haven īt been around much but life keeps getting in the way. Trying to work as well as before in my teaching job and learn how to make my books better with both kids growing up faster than I can spin my head:) - well, you all know what it īs like.

Take care and have a lovely spring.

Anita

10 Apr 2017     



redcamarocruiser
United States

I got an ipad and I like using it to make clipart. This is my first video, which I would like to share with you all. It was fun to make, and I am sure that I will improve with practice.

You can see the video here https://www.screencast.com/t/womBrSwu2l 
or on youtube https://youtu.be/KTtFJv_5jUI , but the youtube video didn īt record some of the sound files. (I don īt know why).

You can download the original Powerpoint with all of the sound fies from the link below:  https://app.box.com/s/8g7fwbctjjz7ybiy32lie3dpiohbxp9b

Also, happy belated birthday, Lynne! And many happy returns of the day!

Mary



10 Apr 2017     



Jayho
Australia

Greetings to all café people, and Happy Easter
 
Great cat videos, Lynn, and entertaining story
 
Totally agree, Kohai
 
I hope you found some ideas, Latifa
 
And how is Chopin, Mariethe
 
Hope you had a great St Pats Day, Esther
 
Thought provoking video, Silvanija
 
Cute pic, Anita
 
Great video, Mary (I watched the youtube version)
 
 
Here are some very, very, very funny cat  (and dog) videos.  One of the kittens is wiggling its ears while it drinks, just like in Lynneīs video, but my favourite ones are the cats playing with dogīs ears and especially the one where the dog is trying to drag the cat out of the bed - soooo funny.
 
 
 
Cheers
 
Jayho

14 Apr 2017     



cunliffe
United Kingdom

Yoh, I īm pleased I checked in! Loved all those cats, Jayho! I must say, kittens wiggling ears does it for me! And bullying dogs, ha ha, just love that cat spirit.
Mary, I watched LRR on youtube ad it īs fun! The wolf is great, and the woodcutter, and the backdrop, although Granny looks a bit strict!Wink Nice singing voice, whoever that was?Tongue I would love to have skills like that. 
Will have a look at īAlike ī a bit later. I am just back from Spain and off to Italy on Monday. Unfortunately, I īve got a stinking cold and feel rotten. Confused 
Hasta la vista!
Love to all,
Lynne 

21 Apr 2017     



redcamarocruiser
United States

Thank you Jayho and Lynne for your kind comments on my video. Our nice spring weather has turned cold and rainy again. 

Hope all are having a nice week.

4 May 2017     



brenteu
China

hello everyone here, I īm new to this website but I īm finding it very interesting and helpful. I īve added some flashcards but not many yet. I have been in china for two years now teaching English in a primary school and i must say; I love my job. so not so log ago I decided to make a website so i could share my experiences and newly found knowledge, i heard this could be the place to share it so i will, thank you in advance if you check it out.

https://easyeslchina.wordpress.com/

8 May 2017     



redcamarocruiser
United States

Just wanted to make you aware of Nik Peachey īs collection of over a thousand links to various online and mobile free tools for teachers and learners: http://www.scoop.it/t/tools-for-learners 

@brenteu Nice web site!

9 May 2017     



redcamarocruiser
United States

Remember the forum request for help with a song about fruits? Here is the finished video of the song I wrote. https://youtu.be/NSoWfBe3Deg .

10 May 2017     



Jayho
Australia

Greetings everyone.

Welcome brentue - love your site!

Mary, Nik Peachy is amazing, isnīt he.  And great video.
 
 
 

Here is a picture for you to ponder over.

First, which animal jumps out at you first?  This reveals a lot about your personality traits. 

Second, how many animals can you find.


Each Animal on This Pic Reveals Something About You, Which One Do You See?





Also, try this: Spot the panda

Image may contain: one or more people

Cheers

Jayho

13 May 2017     



EstherLee76
Peru

Today, May 16th is Mariethe īs birthday!  Have a great birthday dear friend!

Image result for happy birthday knitting

16 May 2017     



redcamarocruiser
United States

Nice picture exercise, Jayho. Also my apologies on getting your name wrong.

17 May 2017     



Begogzp
Mexico

Hello Latoufa
   How are you? It is a good game play chains for example someone say I went to a party and I ate a hamburger,I went to a party and I ate a hamburger and a hotdog I went to a party and I ate a hamburger a hotdog and a cake etc and ss love it and the one who loses have to say all the words 
          I hope is good for you 

25 May 2017     



franknbea
United Kingdom

Hello to all, it is an absolute age since I īve been here, and it is always a pleasant surprise to see this place flourishing.  Just an update on my situation. I am currently in St. Peter īs Hospital in a special ward for blood disorders. I have grade 3 Lymphoma (grade 1 being early to grade 5 being terminal) but they have been having a lot of trouble trying to determine which type it is, without that they cannot go ahead with the correct form of chemotherapy, so for that purpose, i underwent a surgical procedure this afternoon in order to have a lymph node removed from my groin so they can have a bigger sample than they took for the initial biopsy, to work with. I have other complications like my skin is coated in a very nasty looking, very itchy rash, which nobody has diagnosed yet, and the right side of my neck is so swollen, it has almost shut my airway and my food passage (not good for someone who enjoys eating as much as i do), the result is that i have lost almost twenty five kilos in a month, none too shabby. So that īs where we stand, now the waiting game for the results goes on before chemo can start. my best to you all.

5 Jun 2017     



Mariethe House
France


Dear Frank!
I don īt know what to say! I lack words.
I am really terribly sorry to see that your health is so poor.I wish you to get better as soon as possible. I hope doctors will soon find a medical treatment . Courage my friend! All your friends here at ESL are by your side. Stay positive: think of all the good moments when you entertained us with your radio programmes, these extraordinary moments when i was dancing with Charlotte , at home , on the music you were playing .
I am giving you a big hug and sending lots of love and kisses to you . gérard sends his love too.
Mariethéxx

5 Jun 2017     



cunliffe
United Kingdom

All the best, Frank. Fingers crossed for the best diagnosis you can get. My thoughts are with you. You are an inspiration to so many. Please keep us informed. 
Lynne 
Edit: Thanks for reminding us about this Ruta, that is a wonderful poem by Frank and he has so many more. 

6 Jun 2017     



kohai
Latvia

Dear Frank,
We havenīt ever been in touch. Nevertheless, I have a feeling that I know you. I am touched by your story...

I know I canīt help you much... but, if you take a look at this post and it keeps you away from thinking about your health problems just for a second, it will be the best I could wish.

You didnīt answer my PM with the request for your permission of making that post. (Now I understand why...) 
Hope you donīt mind, do you?

Bless you!
kohai

6 Jun 2017     



douglas
United States

My prayers go out to you Frank

6 Jun 2017     



spied-d-aignel
France

Dear Frank,  like Jayho  I will pray for you, this won īt  change things much, but  we are all members of this great community , and may some positive   waves get out to you. These terrible illnesses can strike anyone but I am sure the doctors will do their best to help you. These are very basic words and maybe not of great help but ....
Lots of love from freezing Normandy
SylvieHug

6 Jun 2017     



asungilsanz
Spain

So sorry to hear you īre going through such a bad time, Frank! But don īt lose faith. Let īs hope for the best diagnosis.

6 Jun 2017     



Sue.
Egypt

Dear frank! So sorry to hear it but I know you are a fighter. 
We are all here for you. It īs an age I īve ever been here too, and I have no idea what dragged me here today. 
I hope you get better soon. I īll pray for you.
Get better soon and up on your feet so we can enjoy your radio station again and your poems. Stay in touch with us here and on facebook.

Hugs and kisses all the way from Egypt

6 Jun 2017     



franknbea
United Kingdom

Thank you all, as always for your kind words and beautiful thoughts. I hesitated to come on here with this, even though most of you know from Facebook, but the reason I hesitated to come here is because I cherish this place so much. For years now it has been a place of solace and wonder for me, a place where I can leave a little creativity every now and then and just forget about it, (like the poem you asked about Kohai,) because the messages disappear after a while. I have recently lost most of my writings when my lap-top gave out and even though some were backed up, most, including that one weren īt, so i was very pleased that you took the trouble to post it, thank you.
I love this place, and wherever my battles take me, i will return here and leave some of me as a tribute to all of you. take care and peace be with you.

Clearing out my tear ducts

A poem by Frank 06/06/17

 

Today I cleared out my tear ducts.

I gave them a good flushing,

because I need all my peripheral body parts

ready for the fight ahead, so I started in my head,

entertained my earing canals by playing some old

fashion song or two, and before I knew what else to do

I flushed out my tear ducts, before I even knew why,

I had started to cry.

People still frown upon grown men crying for no reason,

like listening to Christmas songs out of season,

or appreciating pastel colours, pressed flowers on the walls

of old parlours, these are just not things that men do,

by God please tell me who,

came up with such divisive crap, and still expects respect,

on me they have no effect.

I will cry when I want to and to hell with the sect.

7 Jun 2017     



kohai
Latvia

Dear Frank,
Thank you! It is beautiful! 
I am happy to know you enjoyed my post reminding about your own poem, and, as I see, maybe it even gave the inspiration to write a new one. I do agree with the message you have put into your poem. Emotions can be different. For sure, we have to work on our negative ones, but those, you are speaking about, are the most valuable that we, people, men and women, blessed by...

I can only regret that I havenīt been lucky to know any of other your poems. I hope you get better and post something again(, or you post something and then get better!).
  
Keep fighting. 
kohai
__________________
@Lynne  Thank you!

7 Jun 2017     



karagozian
France

I will be praying too even if I hadn īt had or taken the opportunity to know you better dear Frank. What can I say, keep fighting, that īs what life is all about. Thank you Frank, thanks to Ruta and Lynne. Thanks to this big family.

7 Jun 2017     



Jayho
Australia

Hiya Frank

It is so good to hear from you and for you to share your news with us.

Your contributions on and via on this site are always in my mind (and my coffee table). I admire your gift for poetry and especially your inspiration for the publications we worked on as a global team of teachers. An amazing effort by an amazing person.

I love the latest poem!  Please, please keep in touch during this difficult time. We are here for you. 

My dearest Frank
My heart truly sank 
and drew a huge blank
with your cafe news

Maybe youīre a lot lighter
But you know youīre a fighter
and a bloody fantastic writer 
and perhaps have awesome tattoos

So Frank, be real strong
And each day write along
anything, a poem or a song
for all of us to muse

We love you Frank!

Image result for i īm a fighter tattoo


Cheers

Jayho










8 Jun 2017     



cunliffe
United Kingdom

Another great and heartfelt poem from you Frank. Thank you for sharing. I want to echo what the others - and jayho, so succinctly and in verse! - have expressed. I remember the hard work you put into that last book of ours and it was a real thrill for us when it was finished and we could look at it. I must say, you are such a gifted writer. We are here for you. Keep strong and stay optimistic. 
Lynne 

8 Jun 2017     



cunliffe
United Kingdom

https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/699254279613710583/

The ways your cat shows her love. 

25 Jun 2017     



redcamarocruiser
United States

I enjoyed the ways your cat shows her love. Thanks for the link, Lynne!

25 Jun 2017     

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