Coffee Club! (morning & afternoon) 18 December

Today, we had the last of our weekly Coffee Clubs for the year 2018!

For our morning Coffee Club we met, as usual, outside the student lounge at 11.30am. We had lots of nice coffees, teas and of course – Tim Tams! This week our game of choice was Uno – especially for Annick on her last week! πŸ™‚ It is also Nadia’s last week so we will really miss them for all of our chats and activities.

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Lucky Leo – surrounded by women πŸ™‚

For afternoon Coffee Club, we met in the same place, at 2pm. We again enjoyed some coffees, Tim-Tams and Uno – all while being serenaded by Eric and his renditions of Abba songs!! πŸ™‚ Thanks Eric πŸ˜‰

This time next week we will all be enjoying Christmas Day and the week after will be New Years Day so our next Coffee Club will be January 8th 2019!! See you then! πŸ™‚

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Morning Surf Lesson! 13 December

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Yesterday, we all hit the beach for our surf lesson! It was quite a windy day but there were still plenty waves to catch πŸ™‚ Our lesson was with Let’s Go Surfing and we started out at their shop first, where everyone got their wetsuits. From there, everyone got fitted to the right long board and we headed off to the beach to begin our lesson!

Once everyone was clear on the basic steps, it was time to hit the waves!

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Keep an eye on the Lexis activity calendar to see when we will have our next surf lesson and be sure to sign up at reception! πŸ™‚

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Morning Dreamcatcher Making! 12 December

On Wednesday we made everyone’s favourite – Dreamcatchers!

 

We started off with a wire ring, which we had to wrap, using various bits and pieces from our large box of materials, threads, wools and twine.

The next step then was to make the web part of the dreamcatcher. We watched a video and then I showed them in more detail, how to go about making their own. It looks a bit tricky but is surprisingly easy once you get into it. It is also very therapeutic! πŸ™‚

Then it was time to add some embellishments to our webs. We had lots of beautiful bits and bobs – like feathers, beads, shells…

I was very impressed with the final results!

 

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

Morning Coffee Club! 11 December

This morning we started our day off with our weekly Lexis Coffee Club!Β Everyone was being super healthy today, opting for the chai tea options instead of the lattes and cappuccinos and eating a very modest amount of Tim Tams! πŸ™‚

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Ready…. Set…. JENGA!

During the first half, we chatted about everything – from what we did at the weekend, to yoga classes and travels in Australia. It’s always fun and a great way to practice your English outside of the classroom environment πŸ™‚

Things got competitive then with some Jenga with questions. It’s just like the usual Jenga, except that each block has a different question on the side – a great way to pick up random facts about everyone and it always leads to the funniest conversations…

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Do you??!Β 

We managed to build a huge Jenga tower but the game met a very different demise – see if you can spot the culprit…! πŸ™‚

Coffee club is every Tuesday at 11.30am and 2pm outside the student lounge. Come find us!

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Morning Sushi Making! 6 December

For yesterday’s morning activity, we ventured into the [delicious] art of sushi making! πŸ™‚

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We started out with our core ingredients of sushi rice, rice wine vinegar, nori seaweed sheets, soy sauce and the all-important bamboo mats – to roll the sushi. For the filling, we had a choice of smoked salmon, tuna, avocado, cucumber, carrots, cream cheese and mayonnaise.

The first thing to do was get the rice cooking – made all the easier by using a special rice cooker! Two of the students took charge of this, while everyone else set to prepping all the delicious fillings. Carrots and cucumbers were peeled and chopped to perfection – in long strips, to fit the long sushi rolls.

When the rice was cooked, it had to be cooled and prepared with the rice wine vinegar, sugar and salt. The rolling mats were prepped using some cling film to cover them – a great tip we got from Koko! πŸ™‚ This makes them easier to use and keeps them clean.

Only one of the group (Nicol) had ever rolled sushi before so it was new to us all. Everyone did an amazing job!

Check out the amazing results!

Sushi perfection πŸ™‚

And the best bit – enjoying it all at the end! πŸ™‚

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

It’s the Weekend! 7-9 December

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WEATHER

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SURF

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GIGS

FRIDAY 7

HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN,BYRON BAY, LOS SCALLWAGGS, ISRAELI CHICKS, THE VIOLENT MONKS, THE LONESOMES
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY, 7PM THE NINTH CHAPTER – β€˜WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT’ SINGLE LAUNCH
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY, 5PM DU’EAST, 9PM ELECTRIK LEMONADE
BYRON THEATRE 6PM NINJA DANCE CONCERT
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY, UPSTAIRS JOSH LEE HAMILTON, 9PM LIVE MUSIC & DJS
MARVELL ST HALL, BYRON BAY, 6PM NIA CONSCIOUS FREEDANCE
THE SUN, BYRON BAY, 7PM GREG KEW
FRESH, BYRON BAY, 7PM ELENA B WILLIAMS & PETER COOK
THE STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON BAY, 9PM LOCAL DJS

 

SATURDAY 8

HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY, FAMILY JORDAN
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY, RIFLEBIRDS
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY, 6PM DJ LONGTIME, 9PM DJ FONZAIUS
BYRON BAY BREWERY 7PM GRITTY BLUES MACHINE
BYRON THEATRE 10AM DANCE DYNAMICS – EXPRESSIONS, 4PM DANCE DYNAMICS – EXPRESSIONS
FRESH, BYRON BAY, 4PM STEVE TYSON
THE SUN, BYRON BAY, 6PM OPEN MIC
CIRCUS ARTS, BYRON BAY, 6.30PM THE SPACE COWBOY – STRANGER THAN FICTION
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY, 7.30PM NICOLE BROPHY
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY, 9PM LIVE DJS
THE STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON BAY, 9PM LOCAL DJS

SUNDAY 9

HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY, FERGO
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY, JORDAN MCROBBIE
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY, 4.30PM THE FERAMONES, 8PM DJ LONGTIME
BYRON BAY BREWERY 2PM SUBSONIC DECOMPRESSION
BYRON THEATRE 4PM DANCE DYNAMICS – EXPRESSIONS
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY, 12PM SUNDAY SESSION DJS EVA J & VINNIE LADUCE (DJ SET)
BYRON BAY GOLF CLUB 2PM LIVE MUSIC
THE SUN, BYRON BAY, 5PM LUKE MORRIS

 

HAPPY TRAVELS

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See Sarah from Happy Travels to sign up for the weekend trips! She will be in the student lounge Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday from 12pm til 3pm, or you can pop into their store on Jonson Street!

Saturday 8th December:

A Day in the Bay, Day Festival! Live music & food trucks

Sunday 9th December:

Byron Bay Dive Centre: Learn to dive taster session – FREE!

 

MARKETS

Friday

Mullumbimby Farmers Market

Saturday

Byron Artisan Market

Bangalow Farmers Market

Kingscliff Markets

Blue Knob Farmers Market

Lismore Farmers Market

Sunday

The Channon Craft Market

Lennox Community Market

The Plateau Market at Alstonville

 

CINEMA

 

Friday 07 December

The School 10:00 am
Smallfoot 11:45 am
Boy Erased 6:15 pm

Saturday 08 December

Smallfoot 10:00 am
Boy Erased 4:05 pm
Boy Erased 8:35 pm

Sunday 09 December

Smallfoot 10:00 am
The School 12:00 pm
Boy Erased 6:15 pm
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Morning Table Tennis! 5 December

After a rainy night in the Bay, we had the perfect activity lined up for yesterday – table tennis! Gustavo was ready and waiting when I got to the student lounge and then the girls joined in πŸ™‚

We had some very intense singles games first, followed by a less intense 2-against-1, followed then by a very fun and energetic doubles game (including me!).

 

We have some amazing fun (and FREE!) activities lines up for this month of December —-> (see here) <—- so be sure to sign up at reception and come along for a fun way to meet people and improve your English! πŸ™‚

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.