Bye Bye School!

It’s two weeks late but here it is; the end of my contract at the school.  I don’t think I can really describe how tired I was on the Saturday after 4 pretty hectic last weeks.  Maria was on a planned leave from the school so I took over as the teacher for year 5 […]

Spanish National Pole Dance Competition!

2a Copa Pole Style España 2015, Alicante I guess I should start this blog with a few apologies.  Firstly, I’m sorry this has taken so long to write because I’ve had so many people asking me about it and secondly, I’m sorry but there is no video to go with it.  You’ll understand the reasons […]

Optimism vs Reality

The reality of living in a foreign country alone vs the everlasting optimism that things will get better. I’ll be honest and actually say it out loud; my year abroad is not living up to the hype. The amount of times I’ve heard the phrase “a year abroad is the best year of your life” […]

Spanish Festivals in Spring

Festivals in Spain Obviously, there are a lot of festivals in Spain and I have already mentioned Halloween and Christmas in previous blog posts.  Spain loves a good party and if there’s the opportunity to drink in the streets then Spain does it – and they do it well!  This term I have seen two […]

Say Hello to the new English teacher!

Recently I breached my contract as a conversation assistant.  No, I did not turn up to work drunk nor did I wear a bikini, teach the children swear words or sleep through my morning classes.  Actually, it states in my contract that I am not allowed to be a teacher and actually give the classes […]

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’. […]