The life and times of an English teacher in Spain. Term 1.

Well, I’m officially 1/3 of my way through my year abroad in Alicante, Spain and it’s been an experience to say the least.  I’ll try not to use clichés such as ‘a roller coaster of a ride’ or how I’m telling you about all the ‘highs and lows’ I’ve had or the massive ‘learning curve’. […]

Ana and Bez travel diaries – Part 1

Apparently our names are pretty hard for Spaniards.  Ana is a Spanish name which obviously sounds the same as Anna and in Spanish; ‘th’ is pronounced like a ‘z’, hence Ana and Bez. One day they’ll learn!  Beth also goes to Nottingham Trent University and we both normally go out on pole dance socials together.  […]

Feliz Navidad Anna!

Feliz Navidad Anna! Last Saturday I was wondering why I was struggling so much to get in the Christmas spirit.  All my friends at home were in the Christmas spirit. So much so that I knew they were all either lying in bed hungover or having a hungover train/car journey home.  I love Christmas, I […]

10 Reasons Why I’m Quintessentially British

The struggles of a quintessentially British girl abroad. I’m amazing, I stand out in a crowd, I’m weird and foreign but sadly some of the attention I receive proves that I’m very much a stereotypical British girl. (I do so hope everybody reads this in my posh RP accent).  I know what you’re thinking and […]

Hello Señorita Anna!

Anna’s New School Teaching year 3 about London   I’ve just completed my second full week in the school which adds up to 10 days altogether.  It’s been interesting. Some people sit in offices gazing at computers, some stare silently at paintings and some just watch other people doing monotonous jobs. Not me, I have […]

The First Week! La Primera Semana!

ARRIVING WITH MUM Packing was an absolute pain in my ass.  If you think packing for uni is hard, try doing it with a maximum of 50kg that must strictly be weighted 20kg + 20kg + 10kg!  Luckily, I’m very good at packing.  I easily managed to fill one suitcase and pack another beautifully however […]