Thursday, February 23, 2012

Learning Spanish on Duolingo

  • este (this)
  • ese (that)
  • aquel (that)

  • Also, the word for pen is boligrafo (except with an accent over the i)- it's so long to say!

    (addition from 1 March)  This table is extremely helpful from wikipedia (here)
    Masculine singularesteeseaquel
    Masculine pluralestosesosaquellos
    Femenine singularestaesaaquella
    Femenine pluralestasesasaquellas

    Wednesday, February 8, 2012

    Harmondsworth Barn

    Right by Heathrow Airport, J and I checked out the Harmondsworth Barn on Sunday.  Unfortunately we were unable to get inside to see this spectacular view of "the largest timber-framed building in England and is regarded as an outstanding example of medieval craftsmanship."  It is truly massive from the outside as well, stretching 60 metres.

    It was built in the early 15th century.  As in, this barn that I saw on Sunday is older than CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS.

    Monday, February 6, 2012

     Really really sweet. I did not watch the Super Bowl, mostly because I didn't care but secondarily because it would show at 2am here.  I went on this blog to look at the best ads and No. 1 was blocked because of country copyright laws.  Lame.