Studying English in the UK isn’t only about lessons and homework. It’s about also about learning about different cultures and understanding and embracing the differences and similarities we all have. One of the things we like to do down here in Hastings is eat. There is always room in our tummies and hearts to try something different. Recently we had a Turkish breakfast so I thought I would write a few words about it.
…….we didn’t really go to Turkey but we did have an amazing homemade Turkish breakfast. Two of our students Dilek and Tuba, both from Turkey, wanted to give us all an experience we have, or most of us, never had. One word can sum up the whole experience DELICIOUS. They made Turkish tea which was warm and refreshing not what we were expecting at all after trying rather strong, sweet, milky Turkish coffee. The tea was served in traditional Turkish tea glasses, decorated with gold paint, which I believe Dilek brought with her when she came to study English at Shane English School UK in Hastings. We had an egg omelette with tomatoes which was very different to an English one very soft and light and really rather moreish. The freshly made soft cheese and honey was an interesting and new sensation, it tasted very much like Greek yoghurt but slightly firmer. Tuba made fantastic bread rolls with spinach and feta type cheese they were still warm as she had baked them before coming to school. There were many other wonderful goodies on offer, black olives marinated in garlic and olive oil, crispy French bread with cream cheese and garlic, sweet and juicy watermelon and some different meats and cheese.
We also listened to some traditional but modern Turkish music; it’s very different to anything we have heard before. Some of the students were also teaching each other some dance moves. It was a fun, loud, enjoyable morning, Thank you so much Dilek and Tuba for all your hard work, we really are a lucky lot down here in Hastings.