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This is the place where we can chat, share funny images, send greetings, wishes, etc.
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mirelli
Brazil

Hello All! 

It s been a looong time!

I remember you Anita! I hope you remember meSmile. I m sorry to hear about your health problem. But I m sure everything is gonna be fine! I ll pray for you!

I can see some name I remember from the oldies...Olindalima, Douglas, Mariethe, Halildurak, Jayho, Abdullah, Olga, sorry if I forgot someone. I still talk to Gloria through instagram and whatsapp,  and sometimes see AnnaP s posts on facebook.
I ve heard about granny on facebook, really sad =(


I hope everyone is well. I ll try come come more often around here. 

love

Mirelli

18 Feb 2020     



jannabanna
France

ello everyone!  

I know...I m rarely here, but I m REALLY retired now and VERY busy.

My husand and I recently moved from the south-west of France to the south-east and we now live in a little village perched up in the hills in the country of Var (I spent 30 years in Frjus, Var so it s a bit like coming home).  We decided to join the local choir and have made many new friends.  Here is a photo where you can see Daniel and I in the choir (circled).



Hope you are all happy and healthy!

Janet xxx

22 Feb 2020     



Corder
Morocco

Hello,
Hope you are doing well!
I need penfriends from the world. My students are between 16 to 18 years old.

7 Mar 2020     



stefemma
France

Hello everyone,

I ve also been away from the caf for quite a while, ages would be more accurate.

I m so sorry to hear about all the sad news......Cry

May life be kinder with all of you.  Heart

11 Mar 2020     



mariec
Spain

Hi everyone,

Hope you are all keeping safe.

As we are in lockdown here in Spain it`s a good time to get those worksheets 

uploaded.

Please let us know how you are all getting on!

Stay safe! Keep washing those hands!

14 Mar 2020     



anitarobi
Croatia

I hope everyone is managing the crisis. Our schools have been closed since Monday, so we, as a foreign language center, are trying to set up online activities. Such a shame englishexercises.org is down - already sent passwords to kids... Chat soon! Do take care...

Anita

17 Mar 2020     



valentinaper
Greece

Hi everyone,
just visited and read about Mariannina s passing...may her soul rest in peace.
Truly one of the kindest, warm-hearted people I ve met online!
In Greece,we are in partial lock down. Good thing online teaching is an option.
Stay safe, people!

19 Mar 2020     



Damielle
Argentina

Hello my friends!!! Such a long time! I , glad to see many of you here. I m so sorry about these sad news!

Regarding this world-wide crisis, I ll tell you that Argentina has just locked down because people don t follow the quarantine as they should. What s more, although going around is a crime at present, some people go on doing it. They think of excuses to go out! An absolutely egoistic behaviour! The number of corona virus is not great now-a-days but is rapidly increasing.

God save the Argentinean people! We don t have the necessary health-care facilities to afford this pandemic.

I m designing on line classes and staying home as much as I can.

How are you doing?

Hugs to every one

20 Mar 2020     



anitarobi
Croatia

Hi, Damielle, it s been a long time.

We have been on school lockdown for two weeks now, plus gad an earthquake yesterday. Convincing ourselves we are no longer afraid, we plough on. Working on contacting parents and some sort of online classes, hoping to live and still maybe have a job afterwards. 

Life matters. Everything else can be recovered. Keep loving and keep living, everyone!

23 Mar 2020     



Damielle
Argentina

Yes, Anita, you are right. We have to go on!!!

Avoid stress, please!! It could be very dangerous now-a-day. Engage on pleasurable activites during the locking down.

Hugs

Dami


25 Mar 2020     



Engteachar
Argentina

Shocked


28 Mar 2020     



Greek Professor
Greece

Hey Guys... 
How are you all?

Hope you are all holding up... due to this crisis... Yep we are in lockdown... don t know for how long... but for sure till then end of April.. This is the easy bit... it s the aftermath that we will have to try to survive... the fear that we will be living in...

Anyway stay safe...

GP..
Effie

29 Mar 2020     



Greek Professor
Greece

Hey Guys... 
How are you all?

Hope you are all holding up... due to this crisis... Yep we are in lockdown... don t know for how long... but for sure till then end of April.. This is the easy bit... it s the aftermath that we will have to try to survive... the fear that we will be living in...

Anyway stay safe...

GP..
Effie

29 Mar 2020     



Halildurak
Turkey

It  seems the old regulars of the cafe are turning back one by one.Though we are having hard times its nice seeing you come back.Anita,Mirelli,Effie,Stefemma,Valentina,Damiella,Janet,Dougla,Olinda,Marithe,Olga,Lyenne and new collegues .Greetings from Turkey
HalilHug

30 Mar 2020     



84leandrin
Argentina

Do you know what time does the recent contributions change? Thanks in advance!!

30 Mar 2020     



cunliffe
United Kingdom

Hey, thought I would check in and see how people are doing. Great to see your posts. The choir looks great, jannabanna! I always meant to treat myself to a week at your language school, looks like I missed my chance. You certainly live in a lovely part of the world. 
I will upload some links later. On lockdown, of course. I personally believe that our civil liberties are under threat and after this ghastly virus passes, we must fight to have them back. 
Stay safe, people, Lynne

31 Mar 2020     



anitarobi
Croatia

This, too, shall pass. I hope you all manage to do something creative and fun with your time. Trying to do some video lessons, as live online lessons are really difficult to pull off with all of our learners so scattered and parents not accustomed to different apps and stuff. The future looking gloomy some days, then sunny and bright the others. It comes and goes in waves, right;)? As for my books, that has sort of taken the back seat for now, due to lack of inspiration and concentration, but am developing something on Facebook. Fingers crossed it works. Meanwhile, learned how to use elementary Zoom from my son, how to play chess from my daughter, etc.
Any new things you have been able to learn these days? I find that it keeps my spirits up. Take care and be well!

Anita

31 Mar 2020     



David Lisgo
Japan

At a time when I should be retired, made it to 70, I may now have to teach online uni classes, and I don t even Skype, anyway I know that I will be able to get all the materials I need from this great site.
Whilst here I just thought that I should pop into the cafe. Really sad to hear about "Granny", who was so much a part of so many lives of members here.

I know that some of you must be going through really hard times at present, when I think of Spain, Italy, France, my home country the UK and South Africa, where I once had my home, I am greatly saddened by the situation.  

Hope and pray. That s about all I can do at the moment.

We have two sons in Tokyo, which may go into lockdown soon, another in Fukuoka and our daughter is safely at home with us, on the island of Kyushu, right now. 

6 Apr 2020     



mahmoudbehairy
Egypt

Hello. everybody! Great to see you here!

14 Apr 2020     



mary-butterfly
Brazil

Hello anyone!
It s been a long time ago.
I m here to say thank all of you!
I ve been working online for 1 month ad I ve been using your worksheets,power points...

I miss frank.He was such a kind colleague that helped me a lot with translations!Now it s granny! Sad news!

Anyway,I hope you  are fine!

Take care and be well!
Rosmari

19 Apr 2020     



douglas
United States

Hi all, did you see Aftab s post in the forum--it got me missing some of you that only come here anymore--and a lot that are gone  (Zora, Ivona,....).

Those were good times! And the cafe was so active...had to check it a couple times a day or you would miss posts.


just reminiscing..be safe all!

22 Apr 2020     



anitarobi
Croatia

True, Douglas. I have been learning so much lately that I wonder if it will make me too young for my own good;) (they say learning keeps us young, but at this rate I might be returning to diaper - level), or if it will make me crazy. Naaaah, it will be what it will be. No stress, right? Let s just keep being our best selves. Take care, all of you!

23 Apr 2020     



jannabanna
France

Hi everyone,

I hope I m not being too optimistic, but we do seem to be coming to the end of this dreadful virus.  I m a bit worried about our confinement here in France coming to an end on the 11th May (I should be happy about it!!) because it s not OVER yet and could spring up again if people go back to their old habits.

Will things ever be the same again, I wonder.  There will be so many people facing economical crises and it will take some time to get back to normal.  Small businesses and shops are already closing down and thousands are now unemployed.  How the gouvernment is going to face this influx of unemployed I don t know?! 

Anyway, let s try to look on the bright side of things and make the most of what we have and be thankful for it.

Take care all of you. 
Janet (jannabanna)

PS:  Why don t we all post a photo of ourselves as a baby.  I ll start...

28 Apr 2020     



anitarobi
Croatia

Just a bit of sharing - started online Teams lessons. Much as I like the promises of technology, which fall short due to the fact that not all kids in the groups can access the materials I share (due to their bandwidth etc.), I soooooooooooo miss live interaction. It s just... the need to feel the room, you know? I do hope it gets better with time.

Hugs

9 May 2020     



cunliffe
United Kingdom

Tried uploading a photo and failed. Unhappy And my news: Im giving up drink for a month. Oops, poor punctuation.Wink lm giving up. Drinking for a month. Stay safe! Lynne x

12 May 2020     



EstherLee76
Peru

Good one Lynne!Clap

18 May 2020     



Greek Professor
Greece

HI EVERYONE,

HOPE YOU ARE ALL COPING FINE WITH COVID19 SITUATION...

AND...

ONLINE LESSONS....

WE ARE BACK TO SCHOOL...WELL SOUGHT OF... OLDER KIDS AT SCHOOL AND THE LITTLE ONES ONLINE...

HOW ABOUT YOU?

KISSES 
GP - EFFIE

26 May 2020     



ROSE [email protected]
Brazil

Hello Guys,
I am new here. I have a new channel on YouTube and I d like you see it to give me more ideas. There is something that I need to change there, but I have no idea. Could you help me, please.


Thank you!

18 Jun 2020     



EstherLee76
Peru

Hello there,
It s so quiet in the cafe!  Hope everyone is safe.  While being quarantined, I started doing a lot of yoga and the results have been astounding.

Anyone else here into yoga?

Esther

5 Jul 2020     



jfelipenaranjo
Colombia

Have a great day and week everyone. Grettings from Xi an, China.

23 Jul 2020     

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