It was a nice and sunny day in January. The sky was clear and blue. The hills, trees and lawns were white. The snow was everywhere. It was freezing. The temperature was 10Â°C below zero.
I was watching TV with my friend Leonardo from Italy, who visited me. He is interested in science too. I wanted to show him a singing flower - my wonderful invention.
The singing flower is very interesting and rare plant. When it sings, its song can heal the people. Its eyes are blue. Its height is about 50 cm. It is still smiling, it has got a green stem and green leaves. The petals are colourful. I call it Teofilka.
When we were in my laboratory, the singing flower disappeared. It was usually on the table at the window but suddendy disappeared.
In my house there were two other persons at that moment: a maid, who was cleaning the house and my son Jan who telephoned his girlfriend Marie.
Who is the robber? ItÂ´s a very difficult question. I need a good, clever and skilled detective.
The suspiciouses are :
1) the son, because he likes his girlfriend and he wanted to give it her as a persent.
2) the maid, because she doesnÂ´t have any money
3) my friend Leonardo, because he suddenly left my house and returned to Italy
4) the florist, who wanted to sell the singing flower in her shop, which is in our neighbourhood.
THE DETECTIVE'S CHRISTMAS
Today is 8th December :it is the HOLY VIRGIN DAY. My children are very excited because we are doing the Christmas tree .In italy ,people usually decorate their tree on 8th December .We are also doing the NATIVITY .We have got big statues of Mary, St.Joseph, Jesus and the kings.My wife always puts the Nativity in the fireplace in our living room with the cow and the donkey: I like it very much.I love Christmas because I can eat many sweets , in particular the typical Italian Panettone with raisins; I like also the Torrone :it is a sweet with almonds , nuts and chocolate. My wife likes cooking biscuits with jam and chocolate. I like her cooking very much but after Christmas I’m going to the gym.
At Christmas Eve and I'm going shopping to buy the last gifts for my friend and my family.
I'm going to stop at St. Peter Cathedral to see the Nativity in the centre of the square near a very tall tree full of beautiful decorations.
I decorated my Christmas treewith: glass colourful balls, candles stars, angels,ribbons and a lot of lights;under it there are many girfts.
My wife is at home preparing dinner. My parents are coming tonight. We will eat spaghetti with tuna-fish, fried fish, fried vegetables (artichokes, courgettes, onions, wine……….sweets and cookies. My children still believe in Santa Claus so they go to bed early waiting………..
In the morning of 25th everybody is excited because we open our gifts . This year I ask for a journey in the Czeck Republic because I like Prague. Soon after we have breakfast altogether. My children are always excited and they are looking for to playing with their toys. At ten we get ready to go to church at St. Peter's Cathedral which is always full of peoplefrom all over the world. For lunch I go to my grandparents' with my wife and my children. We usually eatsome salami, ham, mozzarella cheese, olives , lasagna, pasta, chicken, lamb, fruit and "all typical Italian sweets : PANDORO, PANETTONE and TORRONE".
In the afternoon I play at bingo and at some card games. I'm not very lucky because I often lose my money.
Tomorrow it's another day at table (I'm getting weight) because it is Santo Stefano's Day; if the weather is fine we can go skiing near Rome or have a walk in the famous Navona Square where my children enjoy looking at the stalls selling sweets and toys.
I love CHRISTMAS
It is seven oÂ´clock, 18th December and I am getting up. I am very busy in these days because it is an Advent time.
Before Christmas I must tidy up the whole house (dust the furniture, sweep the floor, hoover the carpets, clean the windows). In December I must buy some presents for my family and for my friends. I also bake sweets and cookies for the Christmas with my son Jan.
A few days before Christmas we decorate a Christmas tree with stars, glass balls, angels and sparkles.
On 24 th December I get up early in the morning because I must kill the carp and fry it. I also prepare a potatoe salad (potatoes, mayonnaise, spices, onions, peas, cucumbers and carrot). Our traditional Christmas dinner pea soup, fried carp and the potatoe salad. We have our dinner usually at 5 oÂ´clock. We donÂ´t eat brakefast, snack or lunch before the dinner to see a gold pig in the evening. After dinner we go to the Christam tree. Under the tree there are presents. And unwrap them. Then we watch fairy-tales on TV or listen and sing carols.
On 25 th and 26 th December we visit our friends and relatives. Some people go to church. Every year my son goes skiing in the mountains or skating on the frozen lake. But I donÂ´t like winter sports. I prefer watching TV in my laboratory and eating sweets and cookies.. The weather is usually very cold. It snows a lot and it is freezy. The temperature is about 15Â°C below zero.
I love Christmas, it is a wonderful season.
We wish to everybody in Bilovec
A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR
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