Hi dear Ponders and welcome to May's blog post. How are you? How's life? Here in the UK the days are a bit warmer and there is a lot more daylight. The sun rose today at 05.00 and it will set at 21.00 - a long day! the longest day in 2017 is 21st June when the sun will rise at 03.30 and set at 10.35 - wow!
Do you know what this is?! It is a sticky, dark brown food paste with a distinctive, powerful flavour, which is extremely salty. It's made from yeast extract and you can have it on toast.
Here in the UK Marmite is famous because people are either love it or hate it - there is no in between (people never say 'I think it's ok', for example). And so now we can call anything that people either love or hate 'Marmite'. Football is a good example - most people either love or hate football and few people just like it. So we say that 'football is like Marmite' and that means that people either 100% love or hate it! So if you hear British people talking about Marmite, chances are that they are talking about opinions and not food. Oh, and by the way, I love Marmite! :-D
Can you think of anything from your country or culture that is like Marmite?!