I found myself in a bit of a pickle when I first arrived on Earth. I couldn’t understand the expressions people used, these so called ‘idioms’. Personally, they’re not my cup of tea, but I remained cool as a cucumber and decided to learn them from A to Z, through thick and thin. After all, this was my golden opportunity to learn something new. “Piece of cake!”, I thought. I was such an eager beaver that I dove in head first. I quickly hit a wall though, when I learned there were literally thousands of them. There’s no way I could learn them all by heart. I tried to cut corners, but just got blue in the face. “My head must be in the clouds”, I said to myself. Perhaps I had bitten off more than I could chew. I was down in the dumps and became a couch potato. I could have thrown in the towel, but I came to my senses, bit the bullet and got back on my feet. After all, I wasn’t going to chicken out. The ball was in my court. This project was a tall order and I needed to pull out all the stops. It demanded 110% of my effort. I burned the midnight oil until the cows came home and eventually got into the swing of things. I don’t want to blow my own trumpet, but I’m tickled pink to say that idioms are now starting to sink in. You could say that I’m on cloud nine. Now I can let my hair down and watch the skies to see if pigs truly can fly on Earth.