A Baker’s Dozen

A baker's dozen is the number 13. In Medival England, the bakers were penalised or fined if the bread was not the right weight. They tossed in the extra one and played safe, and this term was coined. I am totally in sync with this phrase. Let us be prepared always a little extra not … Continue reading A Baker’s Dozen


When the clock strikes 12

Today is a busy day! I've heard a zillion times. Everyone loves to be busy... either on their phone or laptop, and if everyone catches someone doing nothing, they call someone lazy. But how productive is everyone? Well, working at the right time matters the most. We all experience an alertness peak, where our performance … Continue reading When the clock strikes 12

At the 11th hour

My First post to #MondayMusings as we crawl into early Tuesday. For me it's still Monday... so here we are. Monday is an energetic day only if your Sunday was spent sans energy. Today was no different. Enthusiasm, bubbles of eagerness to complete the week's tasks took me through the day. Basically through the week. … Continue reading At the 11th hour

Tending Towards Tens

via Daily Prompt: Tend Hello... Today I wanted to write but landed up reading and then saw the post Tend. Exactly the word I was looking for. It meant "write"(for me). The dictionary meaning for tend says     " to kindle, to ignite, light, inflame, set on fire, burn." Here for me it kindled the … Continue reading Tending Towards Tens

Nine (t)1(mes) nine is a (w)eighty one

"Les Français font trois repas par jour. Les enfant prennent souvent un goûter après l'ecole." This is what a french book says. The french take three meals a day. Children often take a snack after school Here in my part of the universe we have 3 meals, 2 snacks/fruit/salad breaks, 3 tea/coffee breaks and 1 … Continue reading Nine (t)1(mes) nine is a (w)eighty one

Post Eight Years

Its been eight years that I started teaching (in a big way), and the satisfaction is immense. My website's name itself is "apprendre24" that translates into learn/teach 24 hours a day. Some people find it uninteresting to learn as "Learning happens only in school" and nobody wants to be "taught". But I stick to my … Continue reading Post Eight Years

Seven colours of you

We often talk of the seven colours of the rainbow, primary colours and secondary colours.  A rainbow has always fascinated me a a child (apart from being the most colourful picture in the science text book). I always wanted to see a rainbow and would stand in the balcony immediately after the rain (irrespective whether … Continue reading Seven colours of you