We use sink for "fregadero" and it is in the kitchen.
We use washbasin for "lavabo" and it is in the bathroom.


" My holidays with Lady Gaga" by Tania, 5A

Hi, I´m Tania and I´m from A Coruña.
This is me on my holiday in Mallorca.
I was at the beach and Lady Gaga was there.
She was wearing a black bikini.I was wearing a black bikini too.
It was terrible hot.

Tania 11, A Coruña

" Famous football players" by Alejandro Ramos, 5A

This is Pelé.Pelé is a former Brazilian football player. He is seventy.His birthday is in October.He is from Brasil.He was given the title "Football Player of the Century" by FIFA. Many think he is the best player in history.
This is Maradona.Maradona is a footballer is a former Argentine football player. He was nicknamed E Diez, Pelusa and El pibe de oro. He is fifty. His birthday is in October too.
I think they are the best football players in history.

"Famous People" by Dani , 5C

Hi kids¡¡¡

This is my slideshow about famous people.
Do you like it?
Please write a coment.

A day with a celebrity

Hi guys!
A new slideshow with more celebrity snaps. I hope you like it. A virtual kiss. The teacher.

White Beans & Cabbage

It’s official. Summer is leaving...being shooed away by gloomy skies and rainy days. Just as with all transitions, it’s a happy-sad time.

Sad because I say goodbye to my blindingly gorgeous summer mangoes that can slay a girl with their sweetness. Sad because summer sunshine and beach trips are coming to an end (not that we can’t go to the beach out of the summer season…advantages of living on a tropical archipelago and all). Sad because I already feel the celebratory spirit that only summer can bring (even if you’re all grown up and summer vacation seem to have gone the way of Santa and the tooth fairy) slowly slipping away.

Happy because the weather will finally be getting cooler! Happy because there is nothing quite like sipping hot coffee beside a rainy window. Happy in the hope that the electricity bill will return to more respectable levels. Happy because it’s soup and stew season (hello monggo, nilaga, and callos) and I can once again cook long and slow without too much pain.

Summer isn’t the only one leaving. I’m off to Spain (!!!), Barcelona to be exact…one of my very favorite cities in the universe. I won’t be long, just nine days, too short really. But it’s the longest I will have been away from little C since she joined our fledgling family. So this too is happy-sad. Happy because, well, it’s Barcelona (what more needs to be said right?)! Sad because I’ll miss my little cherry bomb’s wild antics and solemn kisses.

But I’ll be back before we all know it! Hopefully with a stash of pimenton de la Vera and a Nespresso machine :) And who knows what other goodies!

Meanwhile here’s another delicious dish from Heidi Swanson’s Super Natural Every Day (I am just loving this book much too much!). It is what she describes as “the sort of simple dish I find myself enjoying on the most blustery of San Francisco afternoons”. Let me tell you, it does equally well in the Manila rainy season.

White Beans & Cabbage
(Reprinted with permission from Super Natural Every Day: Well-Loved Recipes from My Natural Foods Kitchen by Heidi Swanson, copyright © 2011. Published by Ten Speed Press, a division of Random House, Inc.)

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (or clarified butter, or unsalted butter)
  • 4 ounces/115 grams potatoes, unpeeled, scrubbed, and cut into tiny cubes
  • Fine grain sea salt
  • 1 large shallot thinly sliced
  • 2 cups/12 ounces/340 grams cooked and cooled white beans or 1 425-gram can white beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 cups/8 ounces/225 grams very finely shredded green cabbage
  • A bit of freshly grated parmesan cheese
- Pour olive oil into a large skillet over medium high heat. Add potatoes and a big pinch of salt. Toss, cover, and cook until the potatoes are cooked through, 5-8 minutes. Be sure to scrape the pan and toss the potatoes once or twice along the way so all sides get color.
- Stir in the shallot and the beans. Let the beans cook in a single layer for a couple of minutes, until they brown a bit, then scrape and toss again. Cook until the beans are nicely browned and a bit crispy on all sides.
- Stir in the cabbage and cook for another minute, or until the cabbage loses a bit of its structure. Serve dusted with parmesan.
- Serves 4.

I used canned beans for this but I will try making my own next time. The canned ones didn’t seem to brown as enticingly as Heidi’s did in her photo. On the whole though, I loved this dish. It’s a combination of 3 things I like -- cabbage, beans, and potatoes -- each of these registering very high on the comfort scale. All together, and generously dusted with finely grated parmesan, this is like a slow, warm hug on a rainy night.

For now I leave our summer’s end (and the start of our own rainy nights) to head to another summer’s beginning. Although it is still warmer here then over there! See you all when I get back!

While I’m away, and if you have absolutely nothing to do, which I am sure is the furthest thing from the truth, but you know, just in case, you can visit me on Pinterest. It’s a “virtual pinboard” of images that I love, or are inspiring to me, for one reason or another. Maybe you’ll find something that inspires you too? :) You can click on the Pinterest link on my right sidebar or HERE.




"Famous people on Photopeach" by Guillermo

Hi, classmates!.
We are doing a project about famous people from the past. We are learning a lot of interesting things. This is my slideshow on Photopeach. I hope you like it.

"Holidays in Sitges " by Federico, 5C

Do you want to have great summer holidays in Sitges? We´ve got a wonderful adventure for you and your family. You can sleep in hotel near the beach. You can play in the water. You can surf and windsurf. Every day there are skateboard, football, boxing competitions. You can learn to swim too. Holidays start from 25th June to 29th July.

"Lady Gaga , a singer "by Tania , 5A

Lady Gaga, a singer.
This is Lady Gaga. she is a good singer.
I like her songs.
She was born on 28th May, 1986
She ´s 25 years old.
She´s from New York ( USA) .
She´s tall and thin.
She´s got fair skin.
She´s cool.
Lady Gaga is very pretty.
Gaga can sing and dance very well.
She´s very, very famous.
My favourite songs are Bad Romance, Alejandro and Poker Face.
I love "GAGA".

Um sábado porreiro. Um sábado Serralves.

Saturday sweetness began with my weekly pilgrimage to Pingo Doce.

Olhando para cima, parecia que a roupa de cama tornava-se em nuvens.

Later we made newspaper picnic mats, ate cookies and listened to jazz. Nice.

Sangria é muito amigo das bolachas.

Calm before the storm.

Cá temos a Bigodinha com uns super bigodes.

Esta foto não demostra bem a altura da nossa Bigodinha.

A juxtaposition of party people.

Mesmo feliz, Mesmo Tigresa, Mesmo Crazy e o Gajo Misterioso.

Suited people getting sick on the floor.

Pretty much how I looked and felt on Sunday.

No domingo redescobri Cap e Pep, uns cães ilustrados por artistas franceses. O seu blog é realmente lindo.

'The Last Sunset' by Lenine is one of my all time favourite songs. Today I discovered his online tutorials showing how to play it. What can I say? A fantastic way to learn the guitar and portuguese. Whence reunited with my guitar I will be on it like a car bonnet.

Celebrity snaps!

Hi kids!
Here you´ve got some of your works.They´re fun. Well done!.

The Slovak is coming.

'You want to come to Geres on friday'


'The Slovak's coming'.

Martina, the Slovak, enjoying the river.

Spot the German exploradora.

Feijão peludo. Hairy bean.

Tree arm.

The lake was beautiful.

Come to Portugal.

"Come with us to Benidorm" by Sarah M, 5 C

Here you can see photos of Benidorm Zoo and a view of the town at night.
Do you want to have a happy summer?
Come with us to Benidorm! .Here it is hot and sunny every day!
You can sleep on a hotel, go to the zoo, and go to the water park!. It's fantastic!. You can go to the beach too! .In Benidorm there are lot of shops and restaurants! .

"My green lantern avatar" by Sarah M, 5 C

This is my green lantern superhero, do you like it??
Her name is "Greenfly". She's got a purple head & little and green wings. She's got two longs legs . She's very strong too. Greenfly ´s clothes are very strange, they´re green, red and black. Do you like her clothes?.
See you soon!

Barca won the Champion League.

Hi kids!.
Barça is the new champion of the Champions. It won the Champion League yesterday in Wembley. It´s the fourth cup of the Champions League that it gets.It was an incredible football match and Lionel Messi was the best!.Lionel Messi was born on 24 June 1987 in Rosario. He is an Argentine footballer who plays for FC Barcelona and the Argentina national team as a forward or winger. Considered one of the best football players of his generation. Messi received several Ballon d´Or and FIFA world Player of the Year nominations by the age of 21 and won both by the age of 22. He also won the 2010 FIFA Ballon dÓr at the age of 23.Congratulations!.

" Cervantes" by Nerea R, 5B

HELLO I´M NEREA and this is my favourite writer.
He was born in ALCALÁ DE HENARES, in 1547.
He was a writer.His most famous book is Don Quijote ( The Man of La Mancha).
His influence on the Spanish language has been so great that the language is often called la lengua de Cervantes ("the language of Cervantes").
He died in 1616.

"Mozart" by Nerea, 5B

HELLO friends !.I´m NEREA and I´m going to write about a famous musician.His name is WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART.
He was born in Austria in 1756.He was a composer and pianist.His most famous masterpiece opera is DON GIOVANNI.
He died on 1791.

See you, friends!

Barça and tat of the day.

A selection of illustrations demonstrating the demonstrations in Barcelona.

So wrong, so right.


"PELÉ" By Dani , 5C

Hi kids¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡
Pelé was born in Brazil in 1940.He was the best footballer in the world. In 1962 he won his first cup with The Santos Football Club . He played with the Brasil selection for 17 years. He won 3 world Cups.Pelé was married to a woman called Rosemary and had 3 children: Kelly Christina, Edinho and Jennifer.He was also an actor and a composer.

" Pablo Picasso" by Edgard, 5B

Hi, class!.
My post is about a famous Spanish painter.Picasso was born in Malaga (Spain).He was born in 1.881.He was a painter and sculptor.He died on April 8th, 1.973. He is considered one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. He is best known as the founder of cubism.Cubism is when the artist breaks up objects and re-assembles them in abstract and geometric form.[4][5] Pablo Picasso created over 20,000 pictures.His most famous painting was " Guernica"

Holidays in Barcelona By Dani

Hi classmates¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡

Come with your children and enjoy in Barcelona¡¡¡ Come to Barcelona this summer¡¡¡ You can see the Sagrada Familia and enjoy with his beautiful Cathedral.You can visit the second biggest stadium in the world.You can visit the Tivoli .Or you can visit the Tibidabo a wonderful fun park. There are lot of museums: Fundacion Antonio Tapies, Museo Nacional de Arte de Catalunya, etc. Holidays start from 21 of July.
Do you want to go to Barcelona? .

" Leonardo da Vinci" by Laura Fosado, 5C

Leonardo da Vinci was a Florentine painter , an anatomist, architect, artist, botanist, scientist ,writer , sculptor, philosopher , engineer, inventor, musician, poet and town planner.
He was born in Vinci on April 15,1452 and died in Amboise on Mai 2,1519, at the age of 67.His more famous historical association is the painting, being two of his famous works ,The Gioconda and The Last Dinner,copied and paradied in several occasions.
As engineer and inventor , Leonardo developed ideas very advanced to his time, such as the helicopter, the car of combat and the car.

Cookbook Excitement: Miette

Omg, omg. Okay, that’s a little annoying, but seriously…OMG! One of my most favorite bakeries ever, Miette, is releasing a cookbook on June 22nd! I have a sneaking suspicion that my Baked obsession is going to turn into a Miette obsession sometime in the next few months. Right now, there are only a few images  available, but I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy, so that I can see what other photos are included inside.  Their baked goods are always so lovely to look at, not to mention all together yummy. If you haven't tried anything from their shop, I would highly recommend the toffee and the macarons, which are available by mail order. To preorder Miette: Recipes from San Francisco's Most Charming Pastry Shop, click here.

Have a great (long) weekend! ~Erin


Phil Collins sings this song with verbs in future.

all right.- bien
to take somebody's hand.-tomar la mano de alguien
to hold somebody's hand tight.-tomarle fuerte la mano a alguien
to protect somebody from something.-proteger a alguien de algo.
don't you cry.- no llores. Este verbo se encuentra en modo imperativo negativo. El imperativo se usa para dar órdenes. La forma afirmativa se compone de Let's seguido del verbo, como Let's go! (¡Vamos!). La forma negativa se compone de Don't seguido de la persona y el verbo, como Don't you go! (¡No vayas!).
so small so strong.-tan pequeño, tan fuerte
my arms will hold you.- mis brazos te sostendrán
safe and warm.- seguro y caliente
'cos.- forma abreviada coloquial de because
no matter what.-no importa que
to trust.-confiar
deep inside us.-muy dentro de nosotros
at all.-del todo
in time.-con el tiempo
to hold on.-sobrevivir, aguantar


Look for regular e irregular verbs in this beautiful song of Celine Dion:

Três Cerveijinhas

Dinner last night.

Followed by three small beers.

A bear for your enjoyment.

Some shadows.

My new favourite illustrator. Lapin.