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By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summer’s best of weather
And autumn’s best of cheer.

Helen Hunt Jackson - September
The breezes taste
Of apple peel.
The air is full
Of smells to feel-
Ripe fruit, old footballs,
Burning brush,
New books, erasers,
Chalk, and such.
The bee, his hive,
Well-honeyed hum,
And Mother cuts
Like plates washed clean
With suds, the days
Are polished with
A morning haze.

John Updike, September
Learn English in September

Friday nights

What do you do on a Friday night? For many people it marks the end of the week and start to the weekend. This is when a lot of people go out, knowing they don't need to get up for work early the following morning.

Or maybe if you prefer to slump into an armchair at home and relax after the busy week.

What do you usually do? What do you like doing most of all on a Friday night?

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  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 49,060 ✭✭✭✭
    When I worked in London, Friday night was one of the most popular evenings to go out on the town, socialise, maybe catch a movie at a cinema or go to a bar. In fact I used to hate walking back home in the evening as there would always be a lot of people who would have got wasted and couldn't walk a straight line to the Tube, which was always busy late into the night.

    I prefer a nice quiet ev
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 49,060 ✭✭✭✭
    It is only recently I have started going to the choir practice on a Friday evening and I really wish it was any other evening @Vok, as I too prefer to spend Friday evening at home relaxing, watching a movie or reading.
  • TeachTeach Your Teacher HomePosts: 10,704 mod
    @mheredge - Did you mean this to be a question, or are you having problems posting Discussions too?
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 49,060 ✭✭✭✭
    It is supposed to be a question @Teach. But maybe not the sort of question requiring a yes/no answer. I'm not sure how that got there.
  • GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands Posts: 10,331 Inactive
    On a Friday night I usually enjoy some time with my partner, watching television and staying up late, as neither of us have to get up early on a Saturday morning.
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 49,060 ✭✭✭✭
    As I enjoy making the most of the weekend, I sometimes turn in early on a Friday night in order to be up bright and early. This Saturday I will be joining some friends to explore a nearby village, so I will need to make sure I am organised the night before as I don't want to leave everything to the last minute.
  • JuleeJulee Posts: 190 ✭✭✭
    Friday night is the best night spending time with beloved one without stressing about tomorrow plan. I generally stay at home and do full chit-chat with friends, dial phone to each family members until late at night.
  • palomaestevezpalomaestevez Posts: 21 ✭✭
    On friday night I usually stay home, watching movies with my family.
    Sometimes I go out with my friends.
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 49,060 ✭✭✭✭
    What sort of places do you go to with your friends on a Friday night @palomaestevez?
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 49,060 ✭✭✭✭
    Early evening I did some shopping, then bolted down some dinner before I potted up some cuttings a friend had given me in the afternoon. I the went down to the local church for choir practice for an to go through the songs we will sing at the Easter Sunday service. I am now contemplating bed!
  • palomaestevezpalomaestevez Posts: 21 ✭✭
    @mheredge sometimes we go to Colonial Zone is like a old city.
    Two or three times per months we go to dance and drink something.
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 49,060 ✭✭✭✭
    Are you from the Domincan Republic @palomaestevez? Wiki says the Colonial Zone is the historic central neighbourhood of Santo Domingo and the oldest permanent European settlement of the Americas. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • palomaestevezpalomaestevez Posts: 21 ✭✭
    Yes, I'm from Dominican Republic, I live in Santo Domingo now. Here is the first church in America, the first University and the first city of the new world.
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 49,060 ✭✭✭✭
    What is Dominican Republic like? I know very little about the place @palomaestevez. And what kind of dancing do you do when you go out? What sort of music do you dance to?
  • palomaestevezpalomaestevez Posts: 21 ✭✭
    edited April 2019
    @mheredge The popular dance are merengue and bachata, but we dance all kind of music like salsa and reggaeton.
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 49,060 ✭✭✭✭
    I love salsa - it is so fluid and the music too is very nice to listen to. I am not very good, but I used to sometimes try to learn a bit when I lived in London. I went to a lovely dance in Madrid one time, where we danced all night @palomaestevez.
  • palomaestevezpalomaestevez Posts: 21 ✭✭
    edited April 2019
    I like Salsa but I prefer dance bachata, I love it! @mheredge
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 49,060 ✭✭✭✭
    What is the difference @palomaestevez? I have never heard of this kind of dance.
  • palomaestevezpalomaestevez Posts: 21 ✭✭
    Salsa and Bachata are different musical rhythms, sounds is similar but dance is different, looking for in youtube how dance bachata. @mheredge
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 49,060 ✭✭✭✭
    I will have a look, though my biggest problem is rhythm, which is why I am not a very good dancer @palomaestevez.
  • palomaestevezpalomaestevez Posts: 21 ✭✭
    edited April 2019
    I am not a very good dancer even though I'm from Caribbean. @mheredge

  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 49,060 ✭✭✭✭
    Hahaha but as an Anglo-Saxon (but with European blood), I don't stand a chance @palomaestevez. We are very clumsy by comparison to you guys.
  • palomaestevezpalomaestevez Posts: 21 ✭✭
    @mheredge I have many friends they don't know dance. If you practice you can learn quickly
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 49,060 ✭✭✭✭
    I am lazy, but I think there is a place where they practice salsa dancing. I did a little when I lived in London. When I visited Cuba and Peru, I was able to join in at a couple of places where everyone was dancing. In France people tend to dance more formal ballroom dancing @palomaestevez, which is not my thing at all.
  • palomaestevezpalomaestevez Posts: 21 ✭✭
    Cuba is close to here. In Cuba the people dance in everywhere, like my country. @mheredge
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 49,060 ✭✭✭✭
    I loved how going into any cafe almost any time of day in Cuba, people would be dancing. Little old ladies were patient to teach me and I have a wonderful time @palomaestevez. I stayed several weeks in Santiago de Cuba many years back.
  • palomaestevezpalomaestevez Posts: 21 ✭✭
    @mheredge Cuba is a beautiful place to visit not to live.
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 49,060 ✭✭✭✭
    I think it must be very tough to live there. I don't think life has improved much since when I went over sixteen years ago either @palomaestevez.
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