Wordle Wednesday: Hobbies

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I am a firm believer that what we do in our spare time makes us; for example I volunteer with Girlguiding UK in the Guides Section. However I have worked with all of the Sections. I also like to craft, read and go out with friends. I am a bit of a busy person at the moment; plenty of hobbies to keep me busy.

Hobbies this the theme of this week’s word cloud.

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Word List:

3D Printing, vintage scrapbook , Amateur radio, Baton twirling, Cleaning, Computer programming, Cooking, Colouring, Cosplaying, Creative writing, Crocheting, Cryptography, Dance, Digital arts, Drama, Drawing, Drinking Coffee, Eating, Embroidery, Foreign language learning, Gaming, Gambling, Genealogy, Homebrewing, Jewelry making, Juggling, Knitting, Lacemaking, Lapidary, Leather crafting, Lego Building, Magic, Model Building, Origami, Painting, Ping Pong, Playing Musical Instruments, Pottery, Puzzles, Quilting, RC cars, Reading, Scrapbooking, Sculpting, Sewing, Singing, Soapmaking, Sports, Stand-Up Comedy, Taxidermy, Video gaming, Watching Movies, Web surfing, Wood carving, Woodworking, Worldbuilding, Writing, Yoga, Yo-yoin, Air sports, Archery, Astronomy, Backpacking, BASE jumping, Baseball, Basketball, Beekeeping, Bird watching, Board sports, BodyBuilding, Cycling, Dowsing, Driving, Fishing, Football, Flying, Foraging, Gardening, Geocaching, Ghost Hunting, Graffiti, Handball, Hiking, Hooping, Hunting, Inline Skating, Jogging, Kayaking, Kiteboarding, Kiteflying, LARPing, Machining, Metal detecting, Motor sports, Mountain biking, Mushroom Hunting, Mycology, Net Ball, Nordic skating, Paint Ball, Parkour, Photography, Polo, Rock climbing, Roller skating, Rugby, Running, Sailing, Sand castle building, Scuba Diving, Sculling, Rowing, Shooting, Shopping, Skating, Skateboarding, Skiing, Skydiving, Slacklining, Surfing, Snowboarding, Swimming, Taekwondo, Tai Chi, Urban exploration, Vehicle restoration, Water sport, Antiquing, Art collecting, Book collecting, Card collecting, Coin collecting, Deltiology, Element collecting, Modelling, Record collecting, Stamp collecting, Stone collecting, Vintage Books, Vintage cars, Vintage clothing, Movie collecting, Antiquities, Auto audiophilia, Flower collecting and pressing, Fossil hunting, Insect collecting, Leaf collecting and pressing, Metal detecting, Mineral collecting, Rock stacking, Seaglass collecting, Seashell collectin, Animal showing, Badminton, Baton Twirling, Billiards, Bowling, Boxing, Bridge, Cheerleading, Chess, Color Guard, Cubing, Curling, Dota, Cricket, Dancing, Darts, Debate, Fencing, Gaming, Go, Gymnastics, League of Legends, Lincoln Douglas Debate, Marbles, Martial arts, Poker, Pole dancing, Table football, Volleyball, Weightlifting, World of warcraft, Lawn Tennis, Airsoft, American football, Archery, Association football, Australian Football League, Auto racing, Baseball, Boxing, Basketball, Climbing, Cricket, Cycling, Disc golf, Dog sport, Equestrianism, Exhibition Drill, Field Hockey, Figure skating, Fishing, Footbag, Football, Golfing, Handball, Ice hockey, Jugger, Judo, Jukskei, Kart racing, Model aircraft making and flying, Paintball, Pigeon racing, Programming, Racquetball, Radio-controlled car racing, Roller Derby, Rugby league football, Shooting sport, Skateboarding, Slot car racing, Speed skating, Squash, Surfing, Swimming, Table tennis, Target shooting, Tennis, Touch football, Tour skating, Triathlon, Volleyball, Audiophilia, Microscopy, Reading, Shortwave listening, Videophilia, Aircraft spotting, Amateur astronomy, Amateur geology, Astrology, Auto Racing, Birdwatching, Bus spotting, College football, Geocaching, Gongoozling, Herping, Meteorology, People watching, Trainspotting, Travelling

Sorry for the SUPER long word list this week; I got a little too excited when I started thinking about the hobbies people in this modern world actually do. Some of these activities I would have never thought about classing them as hobbies.

I hope that you enjoy this week’s word cloud. The theme of next week’s theme is Countries…the holidays are getting nearer!

Idiom of the Week: “Daft as a Brush”

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This week’s idiom is one that I use quite a lot; more than I originally thought I used the most. I normally use in its shorten form – “being daft” – which has the same meaning as this idiom.

“Daft as a Brush” means ‘Very foolish’ which would be a good idiom to using when describing people or possibly animals. I know a couple of cats which are constantly daft as brushes!

I would use it like this:

“Oh Peter, you are being daft as a brush”, “Helen, stop being daft as a brush” or “He was asking as daft as a brush”

If there is an idiom you think that I should write about; please feel free to let me know!

Until next week…

 

Wordle Wednesday: Transport

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As the holidays will soon be upon us; we are all starting to think of what we are going to do and where we are going to do these activities. That is why this week’s edition of Wordle Wednesday is all about TRANSPORT.

Cloud made using Word It Out

Cloud made using Word It Out

 

Word List:

aerial tramway, aircraft, aircraft carrier, airplane, ambulance, amphibious vehicle, armored car, auto, automobile, baby carriage, balloon, bathyscaphe, barge, barrow, battleship, bicycle, bike, biplane, blimp, boat, bobsled, bomber, boxcar, broomstick, buggy, bulldozer, bullet train, bus, cab, cabin cruiser, cable car, caboose, camper, canoe, car, caravan, caravel, cargo ship, carriage, carrier, cart, catamaran, chairlift, chariot, chopper, clipper ship, clunker, coach, compact car, combine, compact car, Conestoga wagon, container ship, convertible, conveyance, conveyor belt, convoy, coupe, covered wagon, crane, crop duster, cruise ship, cruiser, cutter, cycle, delivery truck, delivery van, destroyer, diesel truck, dinghy, dirigible, dirt bike, diving bell, dog cart, dogsled, donkey cart, dray, driver, dugout canoe, dump truck, earth mover, eighteenwheeler, electric car, elevated railroad, elevator, engine, escalator, express train, ferry, fireboat, fire engine, fishing boat, flatbed truck, forklift, four-door, four-wheel drive, four-by-four, freighter, freight, train, frigate, funicular railway, galleon, garbage truck, glider, go-cart, golf cart, gondola, gondola lift, gridlock, handcar, hang glider, hansom cab, hardtop, harvester, hatchback, haul, haywagon, hearse, helicopter, hook and ladder truck, hovercraft, hot-air balloon, hot rod, houseboat, hull, humvee, hybrid, hydrofoil, hydroplane, ice boat, ice breaker, jalopy, jeep, jet, jet boat, jetliner, journey, jet pack, jet ski, jumbo jet, junk, kayak, ketch, landing craft, lifeboat, life raft, light rail, limo, limousine, litter, locomotive, lorry, low-rider, magic carpet, maglev, mast, minesweeper, minibus, minivan, model T, monorail, moped, motor, motorcar, motorboat, motorcycle, motor home, mountain bike, narrowboat, oar, ocean liner, off-road vehicle, oil tanker, outboard motor, outrigger canoe, oxcart, paddle, paddlewheeler, parachute, passenger, patrol car, pedal boat, pickup truck, pilot, plane, police car, power boat, prairie schooner, propeller, PT boat, pumper truck, punt, push cart, racecar, racing car, raft, ragtop, railroad, railway, rapid transit, recreational vehicle, rickshaw, ride, riverboat, roadster, rocket, rover, rowboat, rudder, runabout, sail, sailboat, satellite, school bus, schooner, scooter, scull, seaplane, sedan, sedan chair, Segway, semi, shuttle, side wheeler, skiff, ski lift, ski tow, sled, sledge, sleigh, snow cat, snowmobile, snowplow, spaceship, space shuttle, speedboat, sports car, sport-utility vehicle, squad car, stagecoach, station wagon, steamboat, steamship, stretch limo, stock car, stroller, subcompact, submarine, submersible, subway, surrey, SUV, tank, tanker, taxi, taxicab, T-bar lift, thresher, tire, toboggan, town car, tow truck, tracks, tractor, tractor-trailer, trail bike, trailer, train, tram, tramway, transit, trawler, tricycle, trolley, truck, tugboat, two-door, U-boat, ultralight craft, unicycle, van, vehicle, vespa, vessel, wagon, warship, wheel, wheelbarrow, wheelchair, windjammer, windshield, wreck, yacht, yawl, Zamboni, zeppelin

Some of these modes of transport, I have never heard of…but it would be fantastic to try them all out right? To add some humour into transport lesson you could have the students arriving on any of these modes of transport.

 

Idiom of the Week: “Pig Out”

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Hello and welcome to another edition of my Idiom of the Week and this week is all about eating!

pig out (on something)

Pig out means to eat too much of something; to make a pig of oneself.
For example; “I intend to really pig out on pizza.” This person is saying that they are going to eat a lot of pizza and not do much. Another example is “I love to pig out on ice cream”; personally this I what I love doing if I could get my hands on Ice Cream.
What do you think of the image? I think it is cute…

Wordle Wednesday: Family

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It is that time once again where I post my weekly “Word Cloud” this week’s “Wordle Wednesday” is all about FAMILY

Word cloud created by WordItOut.com

Word cloud created by WordItOut.com

The words that have been used to create this word cloud are:

adoption, adoptive father, adoptive mother, ancestor, aunt, bachelor, birth mother, blood relative, bride, bridegroom, brother, brother-in-law, care-giver, child, childhood, children, clan, close-knit, connection, cousin, dad, daddy, daughter, daughter-in-law, descendant, devoted, divorce, eligible, engaged, engagement, estranged, ex, ex husband, ex wife, extended family, faithful, family, family tree, father, father-in-law, fiancee, first born, first cousin, folks, foster, foster child, foster father, foster mother, foster parent, fraternal, foster child, foster parent, fraternal, fraternal twin, genealogy, grampa, gramps, grandchild, grandchildren, granddaughter, grandfather, grandma, grandmother, grandpa, grandparent, grandson, granny, great-granddaughter, great-grandfather, great-grandmother, great-grandparent, great-grandson, great-aunt, great-uncle, groom, grownup, half-brother, half-sister, heir, heiress, helpmate, hereditary, heritage, history, home, household, husband, identical twin, inherit, inheritance, infant, infancy, in-law, juvenile, kin, kindred, kinfolk, kinship, kith, lineage, love, loyalty, ma, maiden name, mama, marriage, mate, maternal, matriarch, matrimony, minor, Miss, mum, monogamy, mother, mother-in-law, Mr., Mrs., Ms., Mummy, nana, natal, nephew, nest, newlywed, niece, nuclear family, nuptial, nurture, offspring, orphan, pa, papa, parent, partner, paternal, patriarch, pop, posterity, progenitor, progeny,, quadruplets, quads, quints, quintuplets, related, relations, relative, second cousin, senior,sibling, sister, sister-in-law, son, son-in-law, spouse, stepbrother, stepchild, stepchildren, stepdad, stepdaughter, stepfather, stepmum, stepmother, stepsister, stepson, surrogate mother, tribe, triplets, trust, trustworthy, twin brother, twin sister, twins, uncle, wed, wedding, wedlock, wife, youngster, youth.

I know that every family has different ‘names’ for each person in the family; for example my Great-Grandmother was called Nanna and my Grandmother was call Grandma…it all depends on who you are and where you come from really.

Idiom of the Week: “Beat About The Bush”

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Hello and welcome to this week’s Idiom of the Week: ‘Beat About the Bush”

Beating a bush?

 

‘Beat About the Bush’ is another one of my favourite idioms. I always have the vision of a person beating a bush; similar to what is happening in the image, in my head. However; this is not happening when this idiom is used.

The meaning of ‘Beat About the Bush’ is to avoid talking about a difficult or embarrassing subject because you are worried about upsetting the person you are talking to (usually negative)

I have not heard it being used for a while; possibly because the older population use it more than the younger population.

Here are some examples of it being used:

“Don’t beat around the bush. Just tell me where my brother is.

“There is no point in beating about the bush. I’m leaving you.”