Reblog: Mexican- American War: Part 1

I love finding sites curated by fellow history loving bloggers and was quite pleased to discover History Present.  But even more interesting, was to find that the blogger is embarking upon a study of the Mexican-American War of the 1840s.  This war resulted in the mostates.  This is a war that occurred almost 200 years […]

Read More

Spanish Lesson 22: Gracias

Bienvenidos a la clase de español.   I’m sure at some point in your life you were lectured about the importance of saying please and thank you.  If you lived in my family, you certainly would have! Interestingly, ‘gracias‘ is a Spanish word most people recognise and can easily pronounce even if they don’t speak […]

Read More

Amazon Celebrates World Book Day

Yesterday, April 23, was World Book Day.  Amazon once again joined in the celebrations by offering 9 books from around the world for the very accessible price of $0.00!!!!! Here are the offerings:   Click here to head over to Amazon for more details. The offer is running for the rest of today.   My […]

Read More

SPANGLISH SUNDAY 12

Hola! ¡Es Domingo! Today’s word: La Pascua – Easter   Hope your Easter/ Passover weekend has been going well. Here are some more Spanglish memes to tickle your funny bone.             Hope these made you sonreir a little! Have a great week!   Check out my Hispani-centric Memes Pinterest Board for more jokes like […]

Read More

FRIDAY CANCIÓN: Olvido by Amaral

Hola mis amigos.  ¡Es viernes! Welcome to today’s Friday Canción.  Today’s song is another beautiful and haunting melody.  Olvido is sung by the Spanish group Amaral.  The band consists of Eva Amaral and Juan Aguirre, who write their songs together. The band’s musical style is mostly identified as pop rock, but it is often fused with […]

Read More

Mirtha Michelle’s Tell Me

I’m back to share with you some angsty love poetry from Mirtha Michelle Castro Marmol‘s bilingual book of poems, Elusive Loves/ Amores Esquivos, which was released in 2015. In the first post of this four-part series, I mentioned that these poems journey through romantic love by approaching the cycle through the perspective of seasons.  We’ve […]

Read More

Reblog: Mexican Conservatism

I think I have found a kindred spirit in La Historiadora.  As a former Latin American history scholar and life long learner, she’s putting her knowledge to use by sharing some interesting stories about Mexico’s past.  I suggest you head over to her site and follow if you’re interested in finding out more about Mexican […]

Read More

Spanish Lesson 21: Personality Descriptions

Bienvenidos a la clase de español. We explored adjectives in a previous lesson and today we are going to apply adjectives to people.  You can revisit our lesson on adjectives here.  You will learn how to describe your own characteristics and the characteristics of other people. Remember that the adjective must agree in gender (masculine / […]

Read More