Monthly Archives: November 2014

Course completed – China here we come!

Vanessa had arranged another house-sit for us in Sutton Coldfield, just outside Birmingham. We had two lovely cats to look after for a week while the owners were away on holiday. The three-day classroom part of our TEFL (teaching English as a Foreign Language) course was in a Birmingham city-centre hotel, so the commute by […]

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“Young People’s Champion”

After a couple of weeks of intensive study in Reading we set of on a whistle-stop train tour of the UK. First stop was in Burnham-on-Sea to visit Vanessa’s mum and dad for a couple of days. We were lucky to be there for the amazing carnival which trundled along the main street one evening. […]

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Getting to grips with grammar

Our first stop in England was Reading, where we had the opportunity to house-sit a lovely little flat overlooking the park and river. We had expected the English weather in November to be a bit of a shock after the heat of Texas, but we were surprised by how mild it was. We enjoyed plenty […]

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