Thankfully this year was a good one for olives and we were delighted to have a bumper crop in November.
We picked each olive by hand over 5 solid days and the result was approximately 255 kilos, which was then converted at the local olive mill to about 55 litres of lovely 100% extra virgin olive oil.
The picking was an enjoyable experience, surrounded by nature and peace and quiet. In some areas it was a bit tricky to get at the branches as seen in the image below and I had to be very careful indeed not to fall!
Pouring the lovely 'liquid gold' from the olive mill containers below......
... into our own container, was a magical moment!
Then it was time for clearing all the olive tree prunings and adding them to the bonfire!
In 2018 the Lake School of English will proudly be celebrating its 40th year as a hugely successful English language school in Oxford. This is an enormous achievement, and a glowing testimony to the two dedicated directors, Carmel and Susan, and each and every single member of the hardworking members of staff.
In recognition of this incredible landmark number of years, there is currently a special promotional offer for earlybird bookings!
Link to Lake School page with more details of this special limited offer is here
Also, for the recent British Council Inspection in August 2017, the school achieved 14 points of strength out of a possible total of 15. Again this is great cause for celebration and congratulations.
Below a screenshot of the Instagram page with news of the outstanding success:
In addition, the Lake School has been nominated yet again by the EL Gazette as one of the UK's Top 100 British Council accredited English Language Centres in 2017, and it is currently in third position.
You can read more information on the Lake School of English News page here
A personal message of congratulations was sent to the school using one of my favourite comic tools.
I am proud to be associated with the Lake School, and I wish the whole team all the very best for the future. May it continue to provide an excellent and outstanding teaching service for many more years to come!!
If you wish to read more about the school and all it has to offer the discerning EFL student / teacher, then the website offers a comprehensive overview of everything you need to know.