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?
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
Last weekend, we went into the heart of La Réunion, right into the cirque de Mafate, to visit a couple of schools and to teach the children there a little bit of English. Or, as I put it in the obligatory Facebook post, “I taught English in the mountains”. I have to say, it was … More Into The Heart
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