One’s first Christmas away from home – that is, the country in which you’ve spent a good twenty Christmases – is not an experience you’re likely to forget. Coming to Shenzhen last year was a difficult enough transition, but spending Christmas away from anything familiar almost broke my heart with homesickness. That’s right – who… Read More Merry Christmas!
If you know how to say ‘cheese omelette’ in french, it’s because of Dexter. – (this one actually popped up in a cheese-related search, and thus reappeared a week later whilst trying to teach a class. Helpful.) If tomorrow was a sick day, I’d miss work. If the zombie apocalypse happened tomorrow, we’d be… Read More Random Thoughts
It’s just ending the first month back to school. Next week will be Mid Autumn Festival, wherein the schools will close, and I, along with many other foreign teachers living in Shenzhen, will get one wonderful week off. There are many reasons I enjoy teaching here, rather than in the UK. Past plans for the… Read More Appreciation
It’s definitely been a while, but when a massive hiccough blows you off track, things tend to slip a little. I’m still reading, but writing about it is not coming as quickly as it did before, since I now have a job to think about. In China. Teaching Kindergarten. As you can imagine, going from hopelessly… Read More Update
Firstly, I hope everyone had a good Christmas, and that we are not all currently suffering from eggnog poisoning! After a previous entry on the DLCs for Dragon Age: Inquisition, I did intend to post another one just before the 25th, regarding some very strong impressions on the subject – mainly frustration, betrayal and a seething… Read More Happy New Year!
I’m going to guess, that those of you not still feeling the after effects of too many jager bombs, are suffering from a combination of weekday grumps and post-party Halloween blues, inevitably left behind after one of my favourite holidays of the year. So here is a little something to cheer you up. As promised, C and… Read More Happy Belated Halloween!
First things first, I’d like to point out that I write about my interests. I don’t claim to be an expert in anything, or capable of offering any astounding insights into the media or any other serious issue. Practice makes perfect, so I’ll write about anything that tweaks my fancy and hope that next time… Read More Welcome
One of the best posts I like to read this time of year, are the ones that remind us of all the good stuff that comes from the near-constant cold of an English Winter. Before we get there though, it all begins with Autumn. Even from the beginning of September, everyone looks forward to Halloween,… Read More Winter is Definitely Coming