The weather has been quite cold but today it was pleasantly warm. We got below zero a few times!
Did you enjoy the year-end holiday? I did. I did very little. I relaxed, I relaxed and then I found more time to relax. I had a few adventures in Tokyo. The roads were quite and the shops were quiet. The city empties when the year-end holiday rolls around. I guess most of the people who live in Tokyo are not actually from Tokyo. Well, I had a relaxing time and I hope you did too.
With the new year comes new year resolutions. Did you make any? I hope so. I have several, both business and personal which I hope I will be able to accomplish this year.
Last time I asked you about the following idiomatic phrases. Could you get them?
- Let’s go out for a drink for old times’ sake.
- We’re living in rented accommodation for the time being.
- I haven’t seen Rob for donkey’s years.
- I don’t remember that song – it was before my time, I’m afraid.
- The pace of life was slower in the past.
- We had to get up at the crack of dawn.
- We arrived at the station just in the nick of time.
- She decided to go to Paris on the spur of the moment.
- The coach will leave at five o’clock on the dot.
Did you get them right?
For today, I have one question. What is the difference between the following two words and where do they come from?
CATSUP and KETCHUP
Good luck and see you next time.