Welcome back 2015

January 19, 2015  Written by Gemma   Published in On This Day

Welcome back to the British Centre of Melilla

This new year is year of the goat, did you know that?

Goat comes 8th in the Chinese zodiac. The 12 zodiac animals are: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig.

According to Chinese astrology, each year (starting from Chinese New Year) is associated with an animal sign, occurring in a 12-year cycle. For example 2015 is a year of the Goat.

  • Lucky Colors: brown, red, purple
  • Lucky Numbers: 2, 7
  • Lucky Flowers: carnation, primrose
  • Year of Birth: 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027

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1st Academy Awards (Oscars)

May 16, 2014  Written by Tim Sullivan   Published in On This Day

On this day in 1929 the first anual Academy Awards were held in Los Angeles. The reason for the event was to honour the best movies of 1927 to 1928. Believe it or not the full ceromony only lasted for 15 minutes and was held in  Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Tickets for this special night only cost five dollars and 270 people attended.


What was your favourite move this year?




May 08, 2014  Written by Tim Sullivan   Published in On This Day

On this day in 1886 a pharmasist called Jonh Pemberton started to sell a new drink that he invented called.Coca-Cola logo.svg .The fizzy drink that we all love was first sold as a medicine and he told people that is could cure many different illnesses. 

(John Pemberton)

Did you ever want to make your own Coca-Cola?


  • Carbonated water
  • Sugar (High Fructose Corn-Syrup depending on country of origin)
  • Caffeine
  • Phosphoric Acid
  • Caramel Colour
  • Natural flavorings

A can of Coke (355 ml) has 39 grams of carbohydrates (all from sugar, approximately 10 teaspoons), 50 mg of sodium, 0 grams fat, 0 grams potassium, and 140 calories.

What is you favourite soft drink?

Let me know!



Dogs at the Winter Olympics

February 13, 2014  Written by Gemma   Published in Did You Know....?, On This Day

Look at this report about the dogs at the olympic park. Click on the picture below to see the report.


The Metric System

December 10, 2013  Written by Tim Sullivan   Published in Did You Know....?, On This Day

Did you know or were you exactly the same as me when I found out that today?? ‘That´s right TODAY!!!!! was the day that  France became the first country to adopt the metric system as it´s system for weights and measures.



What method does your country use?

Nobel Prize

December 10, 2013  Written by Gemma   Published in Did You Know....?, On This Day


The Nobel  prizes will be given today. The chosen will be selected by by the Norwegian Committee appointed by the Parliament of Norway. This prize first created by a Swedish inventor and industrialist Alfred Nobel give prizes in five categories- Chemistry, physics, medicine, literature and since 1901 the peace prize.

Since 1991, this prize has been given out in Oslo city hall every December 10th.

Who will they be given out to today?

Physics-  Franois Englert and Peter W.Higgs for a theoretical discovery regarding sub atomic particles.

Chemistry- Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel for developing multiscale models for complex chemical systems.

Medicine- for the discovery of machinery regulating vesicle traffic in cells.

Literature-Alice Munro –master of a contemporary short story.

Peace- The organisation for the prohibition of chemical weapons (OPCW).

Flight 19

December 05, 2013  Written by Tim Sullivan   Published in On This Day

Flight 19 was the designation of five  Avenger Torpedo bombers that disappeared over the Bermuda Triangle on December 5, 1945 during a U.S Navy  overwater navigation training flight. All 14 airmen on the flight were lost, along with all 13 crew members of a PBM Mariner flying boat assumed by professional investigators to have exploded in mid-air while searching for the flight. Navy investigators could not determine the cause of the loss of Flight 19 but said the aircraft may have become disoriented and ditched in rough seas after running out of fuel.


Do you know any stories about the Bermuda Triangle?




Space Station

December 04, 2013  Written by Tim Sullivan   Published in On This Day

On this day in 1986 the Soviets opened a new phase in space exploration with the launch of the world’s biggest space station, Mir.


Happy Birthday Ozzy

December 03, 2013  Written by Tim Sullivan   Published in On This Day


The birth of John Michael ‘Ozzy’ Osbourne, English heavy metal vocalist and songwriter, whose musical career has spanned over 40 years. He rose to prominence as lead singer of the band Black Sabbath and became known as the ‘Prince of Darkness’.

By the way….. He´s English. What part of England is he from???

He also has a very famous wife! Can anyone tell me who she is?


Black Friday

November 29, 2013  Written by Gemma   Published in On This Day


Black Friday is the Friday following Thanksgiving. It is the start of the Christmas shopping season.

Black Friday has amazing deals, discounts and super low low prices on a variety of items.

Shops start opening at 5 and 6 o clock in the morning .Black Friday is known for attracting aggressive crowds, with annual reports of assaults, shootings, and throngs of people trampling on other shoppers in an attempt to get the best deal.

Black Friday got its name from police and bus drivers in America, They called the day, Black Friday, because of the amount of traffic around the towns and cities on the day after thanksgiving. Retailers then started to use this term as it is the busiest shopping day of the year.

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