I had been doing pretty well with my blog since arriving in La Réunion… but it’s now been over a month since my last post. Luckily, there’s just time to post this so that I have something to show for the month of April. Now, suddenly, it’s the final countdown. An assistant’s contract finishes at … More Is That All?
My last post, which explained what I actually do as a language assistant in Reunion, was intended to follow shortly after la rentrée (the return to school at the end of January after the lengthy summer holidays). Alas, by the time I got round to writing it on Sunday 8th, only a week of school … More Electrical Storm
Did I ever explain what I’m actually doing here? I’m a language assistant. The title can mean a great many things depending on the school in which you find yourself. For me, it generally means taking half classes or sometimes full classes and trying to make them speak English. This is part of the British … More Some Days Are Better Than Others
So I’ve already been in Reunion for more than ten weeks, would you believe. Time flies. I can already tell that this December is going to be a December like no other. Decembers are meant to be grim, cold and frosty affairs; instead I’m living it under the tropical sun of Reunion. Spending Christmas here … More Elvis Presley and America
It has now been over a month since I arrived in La Réunion. One is easily drawn into the sense of satisfaction and the moments of reverie that such a milestone tends to entail. I refer to myself as “one” here, in order to prove both the timeless beauty and the grammatical merit of this … More The First Time
Where to begin? Well, it all started many months ago, when I received an email that started with perhaps the most beautiful five letters that I have ever seen: OM REU. After many moments spent considering what else these letters might stand for, I had no choice but to admit to the fact that they undoubtedly … More This Is Where You Can Reach Me Now