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Today I’m talking about my weekend. This weekend was a bank holiday in England. A bank holiday is also known as a "long weekend" and in a long weekend you get your usual weekend, which is Saturday and Sunday. And we also get an extra day off; we get the Monday off as well. so schools are closed on the Monday and a lot of people don’t work on the Monday. This is not the case for me, because I have my own business and I choose when I work, so I spent the weekend working, but its not the only thing i did.
The reason for these bank holidays: they happen every couple of months in England. we get them every now and then and its generally a chance for us to, kind of, celebrate a historical event; maybe a battle that happened years and years ago in England, or something to do with our country. And we get the day off on a monday to celebrate. Or it can just be for a random reason. a lot of people spend these bank holidays.,. they use them as an excuse to get drunk or to party. You have the extra day to recover from a hangover if you drink too much, so a lot of people use this bank holiday as a excuse to party. Im not much of a drinker myself. I don’t drink much alcohol so this wasn’t the case for me.
I tried to get tickets to a festival for the weekend, and they sold out in seconds, I had no chance, so I didn’t get the tickets to the festival. So the closest I could get to being there was by watching it on the TV; so i spent Saturday and Sunday watching my favourite bands perform at this festival on the TV, wishing I was there. My girlfriend and I did some work while we were watching this all weekend and we just generally relaxed. We had a few glasses of wine and just had a very relaxing weekend
On the Monday, which is the extra day we have off, I went to my parents house. They have been begging for me to come round for quite a while now, because they love my cooking. they wanted me to cook a thai green curry, so I cooked my mum my dad my sister my girlfriend and myself all a lovely Thai green curry. This is my speciality, because I learnt how to cook Thai food when I went on a cooking course while I was in Thailand about 3 years ago. My family love this food.
It is beautiful Summer time at the moment in England, which doesn’t last long; so us British people; when the sun comes out, we have to make the most of it, so we sit outside in our gardens as much as we can. We lie in the sun, even if its not that warm, and try and get a tan.
The only problem with the Summer time in England is a lot of people, like me, suffer from a thing called "hay fever". Hay fever is from the pollen. You might know what pollen is, or you might not, but its what the bees suck up from plants. Basically, it gets up my nose and a lot of people have allergies to this, we call it "hay fever”. So you suffer from runny nose, blocked nose, sneezing, itchy eyes and coughing. Although I was was having a lot of fun outside in the British Summer, i still suffered from hay fever, so i spent most of my time sneezing and struggling to breathe. But thats the sacrifice you have to take if you want to enjoy the sun in England. I think you do get this in other countries, I don’t know if you’ve heard of hay fever before? But that’s essentially what it is and this is a sufferer of hay fever! As you can tell, i might sound a little bit bunged up. My nose is blocked so I might be talking a little bit funny
I’m trying to spend as much time with my family as possible at the moment, because I’m actually moving to Thailand next month. Im flying to Thailand and I’m moving there with my girlfriend. And the reason for this is because I work online so I can work from wherever i want, and my favourite country is Thailand, so I’m going to live there for a few months and carry on the ETJ English campaign and keep everyone interested, but from another country! And I’m going to create some really interesting videos for you, involving my travels, just to make it a bit more interesting. you can learn english through travel, which I think is going to be great.