…of salut, hippity-hop & fine finnish…

belugasAlors, the demand for French immersion public school programs in the Lower Mainland has increased 43% since 2003 and the consequent requirements for French teachers is being met with those who can, won’t relocate here. Cost of housing, a major factor.

Take note young folks: needs & demands in French immersion sing salut to opportunity!….
As Vancouver’s beloved Aquarium is undergoing a $100 million facelift, a referendum could be in the cards this fall on whether whales and dolphins should continue to be kept in captivity. The aquarium says “the cetaceans inspire and inform the public and are treated very well.”

Regardless where that all goes it’s bound to make a splash in some headlines!….

I’ve never quite understood how candy and chocolate has become associated with Easter, but a media report today shouts “Easter candy is dandy. But Easter paired with booze? Now that’s something to put a spring in your step!”
Wine and chocolate can be a tricky pairing they say, but wine and fruity jelly beans, “that can work.”….Hollow chocolate eggs work best with a hippity-hot spicy cocktail avec beacoup de vodka….

Oh la la!….

In the spirit(s) of “99 bottles of beer on the wall, 99 bottles of beer, if one of those bottles should happen to fall, there’d be 98 bottles of beer on the wall”…..that old, too familiar car/bus riding, camping song that never ends…..today, marks the 99th day of the year & this April 9, also the 9th anniversary of the Prince of Wales & the Duchess of Cornwall, Charles & Camilla!

How time flies!….

Alors—how to bring today’s blog to an end??!!….

Ffffffinally— it’s the Day of the Finnish Language!!…..that’s right, in Finland! There’s much that’s being celebrated!!

Cheers to a day of “joo” “terve!” & “kiitos”…..yes! hello! thank you!….

From start to fine Finnish!….

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