Most mornings in school, as I greet my children, we talk about the day, date and month, and the weather. We look out at the flags and we say whether it is windy, very windy or not windy at all. We usually do this in Irish (Gaelic/Gaeilge). The phrases we use are:
It is windy today = Tá sé gaofar inniu. (Thaw shea gway-far inn-ue).
It is not windy today = Níl sé gaofar inniu. (Neel shea gway-far inn-ue).
It's a little bit windy = Tá sé beagáinín gaofar. (Thaw shea b'yug-awneen gway-far).
It is stormy = Tá sé stoirmiúil. (Thaw shea stirm-ool).
I love looking at those flags. Usually the wind is from the South-West, which would be our prevailing wind, bringing moist, relatively warm air from the Atlantic Ocean. Imagine my surprise today to see the flags then flying in an easterly wind! So much so that I remarked on it to the children.
What do you think the children will remember from my class and about me? Probably that I knitted a lot, that I could teach Maths and History all day if allowed and that I talked a lot about wind and weather and those flags!
At home, feeding of wild birds has resumed. Photos on the way, I found a cable for the phone to talk to the pc, Yippee!
Yes, the cable works! So here, hiding behind a potted palm , is the Good Man himself, all dressed in red, he is on his way , I believe, in the next 2 weeks or so.