Electrical Storm

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

Into The Heart

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

The First Time

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