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cunliffe
United Kingdom

I īve been facebooking! I īm enjoying it. An old acquaintance of mine - a feller who used to fancy me, to tell you the truth! - is living the life of Reilly travelling the world with his lady friend. He always posts pictures of wonderful looking food, all kinds of cuisine. So, I thought, well, I īll put a comment on one of his piccies, why not? So I put: Wow, Tom, I bet you are as fat as butter now, with all that lovely food! ī I paged down a bit and - oh dear, oh! Tom is indeed as fat as butter. Embarrassed I īm logging off for a while!

Lynne 

20 Mar 2019     



redcamarocruiser
United States

Happy Spring, everyone!

23 Mar 2019     



kohai
Latvia

@Lynne

Thumbs Up LOL LOL

30 Mar 2019     



cunliffe
United Kingdom

I īve just returned from a 6 day stay in Bulgaria. I thought it was wonderful; Plovdiv was a particular highlight and also a trip up into the mountains. I must say, I found everyone so polite. What really struck me was that everyone spoke English! The bus drivers, the waiters, people who just came up and helped when I didn īt manage to get through the metro in Sofia. Once, I was completely lost, looking for a church (a specific one!), and I saw a coouple parked by the roadside. I asked them where the church was. These were the only people I met who couldn īt speak a word of English. I sort of made the sign of the cross! Embarrassed that I didn īt spea k the language! Anyway, they put their grand kids - I assume they were the grand kids - into the back of the jeep, took me in and gave me a lift all the way to the church! They were lovely! They had been collecting spring water. 
I īm posting to say - well done, all those English teachers who have obviously done such a good job, particularly with the younger generation.

Lynne

15 Apr 2019     



karagozian
France

Come to France, and you īll see that the situation is quite different !

15 Apr 2019     



cunliffe
United Kingdom

@Monique, you naughty girl! LOL
This week, I went to Hull, England. I had two great days, lots to see and do. And there are cream-coloured telephone boxes everywhere, spooky!! Off to Malta, with my husband, for reunion with some old friends next month. I īm teaching in June, a summer residence course in the South of England. I hope I will be OK in front of a class...

Lynne 

19 Apr 2019     



Greek Professor
Greece

My dear Colleagues

Bad news...Our Friend...Frank Letras has passed away...
RIP BUDDY

17 May 2019     



Halildurak
Turkey

Yes,Effie dear   I was shocked  to hear that our beloved friend passed away.He was such a great man.We surely will miss him .RIP BUDDY




17 May 2019     



Sara26
Brazil

Truly sad, Effie  ... 

RIP, dear friend ...

17 May 2019     



cunliffe
United Kingdom

So sorry to hear about Frank. Has anyone got copies of his poems? It would be ice to re-post a few. They were exceptional. This disease is a terrible thing: when will there be a cure?
RIP dear Frank, a wonderful, warm person. 
Lynne

18 May 2019     



EstherLee76
Peru

Farewell dear friend Frank.

18 May 2019     



Olindalima ( F )
Portugal

Have just seen on his timeline ...  bad news ...

18 May 2019     



Jayho
Australia

Frank, you will be greatly missed.  Here is one of your amazing poems about this fabulous website


Printables of ESL (an original poem by Frank Published in Unicorns and Dragonflies, 2011)

When a teacher called Victor,
Created a site called ESL Printables,
He could not have expected,
The kind of results he got.
The success of the whole enterprise,
A whole host of teachers
Joining him on this spot.
The cafe, for me, is the best part,
It īs very dear to my heart,
And before this poem ends,
I īll tell you about my new friends.
There īs Mariethe for a start,
Whose kindness never ends,
Anita īs talent knows no bounds,
She sets some excellent trends.
Fiona a lady with so much class, and so much more,
And dear Anaisabel, always opening the door,
Damielle īs funny animal images,
And Najla īs are posts that I adore.
There īs Serene and Magneto,
The Greek Professor, Halil, and all so many more.
Marianninia, Manonski, Giovanni, Stephanie,
Sara, Cecio, RainyP, and I īm not even keeping score.
Mary-Butterfly and Pink, Charmed One and French Frog,
Dear Isabelucha, Julieta, so many that I īm agog,
Lynny, Jayho and Olinda,
Denisa, Mirelli, Victoria-ladybug is another for the log.
There īs Naryana and Maggie, there īs Petranka and Babs,
I īm sure there īs a lot more but my mind īs all in a fog.
It īs a beautiful and well oiled machine,
And I īm proud to be a cog.
There are teachers here from Portugal,
Spain, France and even Lebanon,
Mexico, Argentina, Brazil and Chile,
The list goes on and on.
There is magic in this place,
Where there īs always a friendly face,
And someone willing to help you,
Dear Victor, if you read this,
Please accept my thanks,
Which is long overdue.

And thanks to you Frank, for being You!

Jayho



20 May 2019     



cunliffe
United Kingdom

Thank you Jayho. It īs lovely, but sad to read those names, many of whom don īt post any more. But that īs life and there is a new generation of members.
Frank was very special.
Lynne 
Edit: Thank you, Sara.

20 May 2019     



Sara26
Brazil

@Jayho: you brought tears to my eyes ... Made us remember the good times of the Café with all those members and friends ... 

@Lynne: some of Frank īs poems are on his facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Frank-Letras-228376037213841/

20 May 2019     



EstherLee76
Peru

Thanks for that Jayho.  I feel the EXACT same way about this site.Heart

1 Jun 2019     



karagozian
France

Thank You Frank.
Thank You Jayho.
Thank You to All of You.
My eyes are crying.
And my heart is bleeding.

6 Jun 2019     



cunliffe
United Kingdom

Have you ever walked into a room and found a vampire?No, not the sexy kind, but a foul creature with bony limbs and ashen skin? The kind that snarls as you enter, like a beast about to pounce? The kind that roots you to the spot with its sunken, hypnotic eyes, rendering you unable to flee as you watch the hideous thing uncoil from the shadows? Has your heart started racing though your legs refuse to? Have you felt time slow as the creature crosses the room in the darkness of a blink?Have you shuddered with fear when it places one clawed hand atop your head and another under your chin so it can tilt you, exposing your neck? Have you squirmed as its rough, dry tongue slides down your cheek, over your jaw, to your throat, in a slithering search that īs seeking your artery? Have you felt its hot breath release in a hiss against your skin when it probes your pulse—the flow that leads to your brain? Has its tongue rested there, throbbing slightly as if savoring the moment? Have you then experienced a sinking, sucking blackness as you discover that not all vampires feed on blood—some feed on memories?Well, have you?Maybe not. But let me rephrase the question:Have you ever walked into a room and suddenly forgotten why you came in?

8 Jun 2019     



cunliffe
United Kingdom

An American came to England for his holidays. He went into Westminster Abbey in London and he saw a golden telephone on the pulpit. Next to it, was a notice: Ģ10 000 a call. He asked the priest what it was for. īIt īs a direct line to God ī, he replied.
Next, the tourist visited Birmingham Cathedral. Same golden telephone, same notice. After Birmingham, he went to the great city of Liverpool. On visiting the cathedral, once again, he spotted the golden telephone, this time on the wall, with the usual price tag. He asked a passing nun what it was for, to check that he had got the right end of the stick. She confirmed it. It was a direct line to God at Ģ10,000 a call.
Finally, he reached the historic town of York, went to the Minster and saw the ubiquitous gold phone, but this time, the price tag was 50p. The American called a priest over and explained that all over England, the price of a call to God was Ģ10,000, why was it only 50p from York?
īTha īs in Yorkshire now, lad, it īs a local call. ī 

Yorkshire is God īs own county.LOL

10 Jun 2019     



cunliffe
United Kingdom

Oh, it īs still only me on here! Would anybody like to see:
1) My shoes?
2) My collection of Italian cats? Pot cats, not real ones, sadlySmile
I have a new phone, on which, in theory, I can take pictures and upload them directly on to here! I īll need help but hopefully I will get it. 

Lynne 

12 Jun 2019     



karagozian
France

Here I am dear Lynne.

I CAN do lost of things. I CAN sing but not fly.
I can read but not write.
So, I think we must be the best of friends.
Go on like this being a treasure full of surprises.
I will go on trying to find and adore them.

12 Jun 2019     



karagozian
France

I want to see your shoes !!!!

13 Jun 2019     



cunliffe
United Kingdom

Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!! I īm on it. 
Edit: this is sad, Iīve logged on to look at this picture of my own shoes! I perched on a stool to take this pic!

13 Jun 2019     



cunliffe
United Kingdom

This is the first installment!!!:))) 
Edit: I normally go around in trainers and leggings. I must make an effort to wear some nice shoes! 

13 Jun 2019     



karagozian
France

OMG !

13 Jun 2019     



spied-d-aignel
France

Oh oh oh , I am not here very often, but this is something!!!! Well I am rather the sneaker type!!!!
Have a nice weekend looking forward to the Summer holidays !!!
Hugs from chilly Normandy
Sylvie

13 Jun 2019     



redcamarocruiser
United States

@ Lynne So cute!

14 Jun 2019     



karagozian
France

@Lynne

Woke up cold one Tuesday
I īm looking tired and feeling quite sick
I felt like there was something missing in my day to day life
So I quickly opened the wardrobe
Pulled out some jeans and a t-shirt that seemed clean
Topped it off with a pair of old shoes
That were ripped around the seams
And I thought these shoes just don īt suit me
Hey, I put some new shoes on
And suddenly everything is right
I said, hey I put some new shoes on
And everybody īs smiling, it īs so inviting
Oh short on money but long on time
Slowly strolling in the sweet sunshine
And I īm running late and I don īt need an excuse
Cause I īm wearing my brand new shoes


from Paolo Nutini

@Sylvie 
What an idea to live in Normandy !

18 Jun 2019     



Jayho
Australia

Great collection, Lynne!

19 Jun 2019     



cunliffe
United Kingdom

Jayho, I love all of those songs, especially the Paul Simon one! Did anyone notice my cat shoes??? Students always love them. 

Monique, great poem, and so true, a new pair of shoes is always a treat. As my husband complains about me, īsee shop, buy shoes ī. LOL


Lynne 

20 Jun 2019     

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