Where have I been, where am I?

No blog post for a month, crikey, doesn’t time fly!  I mentioned starting the CELTA training at Manchester Academy of English and I confess that it’s thrown everything else out far more than I’d expected.

Two assignments handed in and four teaching sessions completed at Intermediate level – so far so good!  Next week our group changes to teaching Elementary level and all the old gremlins reappear – how do I talk to students without going over their heads or patronising them?  Will they understand the tasks I set?  Will the tasks be appropriate …..  However, experience now tells me that it will all be fine and I’ll tackle each hurdle as it appears and not before.

On the home front things are moving rapidly.  We’ve applied for our Visas and started to get all the medical jabs needed – off for a Rabies injection later today.  The house looks absolutely no different to the unqualified eye despite box loads of books and other items being given to charity shops and other new homes.  I expected to see a few blank spaces around the house by now but no, nada, it’s as full as ever before.  Teacher’s Note:  Must try harder!!!

We have Kevin’s partner from HCMC coming to stay next week end and really excited about introducing him to all our kids (all bar one who is away studying at the University of Sussex) and showing him some of the delights of Manchester.

Back to work and I’ll be back soon – I promise 🙂


About Karen Ormiston

After a whirlwind of new experiences, challenges and adventures 2.5 years after moving to Hanoi, Vietnam, we found ourselves footloose and fancy free with relatively few ties to any particular place. Hubby is only semi working and mine is portable so location is not an issue. Our kids have scattered far and wide and parents who are still alive enjoy support when available but not ready for anything intensive. So we are in a strange and unusual place - young, fit and healthy with no strong links to any particular community. The time was right to spend 6 months in Miskin, near Cardiff, exploring my heritage and tracing family before moving to the stunning town of Vejer de la Frontera at the beginning of 2015 to embark on the next stage of life's great adventure.

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