More Mobile

Yesterday, I rolled out a new style for Megan’s English teaching web site, The English Space. The new style offers better support for mobile and tablet computer users.

Daffodils in Lyon's main park.

Daffodils in Lyon’s main park.

The English Space is now based on Bootstrap and is more responsive to screen size than ever before. Through our visitor analytics we noticed that the average screen size is surprisingly small and this change should help those visitors.

The English Space continues to grow and attracts an amazing number of people each month.

A Hint of Spring

First spring flowers poke through the grass

First spring flowers poke through the grass

The first spring bulbs are starting to appear in the Parc de la Tete d’Or.

Birdsong and Snow

There have been a couple of mornings recently when I have woken to birds singing. It is still dark out, with hours to go before the sun eventually comes up, but somewhere out there, the little birds are singing away.

I presume this is a sign that spring is on the way. It’s an odd thought, as it has coincided with weather that epitomises winter for me: snow. It hasn’t been heavy snow; it left barely a sprinkling on the ground. But, it fell frequently for consecutive days. Each time I looked out the window, there was a good chance I’d see the white flakes drifting down.

Snow-dusted rooftops

Snow-dusted rooftops

We had heavier snow falls earlier in the season, where the snow blanketed the ground, and took days to finally melt away. They were exciting, but seeing snow fall day after day reminds me that I now live somewhere where it snows in winter.

Sydney Beaches

A few photos of Sydney’s sandy beaches…

Beach culture, Manly

Beach culture, Manly

Swim between the flags

Swim between the flags, Manly

Lifeguard tower, Cronulla

Lifeguard tower, Cronulla

Bundeena

Bundeena

Manly Beach

Manly Beach

Sydney Views

During our trip to Sydney, we made the most of the warm weather to take in the harbour and beaches. When the sun shines, Sydney sparkles in vivid colour, and there’s just something about the warm, humid sea breeze.

Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House

View of the Harbour Bridge from the Botanic Gardens

View of the Harbour Bridge from the Botanic Gardens

Entrance to the Botanic Gardens

Entrance to the Botanic Gardens

Hyde Park

Hyde Park

Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House

Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House