...in June 1995. I returned from living and working abroad and started teaching ESOL in my home town of Colchester; before becoming a student again myself. My first class was a group of Russian language teachers from the former East Germany, who were being 're-trained' to teach English. This three-week course will pass very quickly, I've … Continue reading Day 6 of 21: in London
I used to live on the island of Symi in Greece, where I taught the English language. Used to was back in the day before email and cell phones, when social media might have been defined as a party, gathering or lots of people all shouting down the same landline at once. Post was eagerly … Continue reading The Joy of Text
A letter written to a friend in July 1993, when I was working at The Meltemi Bar in Symi, Greece. … Continue reading Rock, Paper, Pen.
Thank you to this Liceo G.B. Morgani class; co-taught with the wonderful Brian Cooke (08-10-09)
International Women's Day recorded in two diaries - the first, when I was teaching English in Symi, Greece; the second, when I was teaching English in Rhodes, Greece. Tuesday 8 March 1994 - I start the day on painkillers, lack of sleep has left me with a blinding headache and work to do means there's … Continue reading 8 March 1994/ 8 March 1995
of December 1993. Taken from my diary when I was teaching English on the island of Symi, Greece. Can't write well, was up to 4 a.m. thanks to a party and am forgetting how a good night's sleep feels. I'm stale and my throat is sore. The school owner is visiting from Rhodes, so I … Continue reading On the Third Day…
1994. Rhodes, Greece. Two days of thunderstorms. And the rain, the rain! The streets become rivers, the air so drenched it is hard to breathe. Nothing feels dry, indoors or out. Dreadful road accidents leave a trail of casualties - four British tourists drowned in Archangelos. Concerned colleagues make sure I have lifts to and … Continue reading 21 October