Au travail, Cherie.

Winter has arrived and it has been 6 weeks since I have started a new job… It’s perfect, it’s an education, it’s varied, it’s comfortable as I’m in my 9th year in this field yet it’s challenging and exciting as I’m in a completely new world of ‘Le Francais’. I have been an ESL teacher…

Autumn memories of Summer

This summer was a lot of fun. This summer was interesting, tiring, exhausting, emotional and full of adventure. I left my job mid July, and as I wrote last time, went immediately on a camping trip before my first (of 3) visitors arrived. This lady is a friend from Taiwan, originally a friend of a…

Breaking the silence

I think it’s been around 4 months since I last wrote. This will be a short one, a sort of ‘closure’ post for myself as I feel the inspiration of writing returning to me but I want to have a small round up/clear the air post before I get back into it. Since returning from…

It’s going to be tough to leave…

I’m almost half way through my trip back to Europe. I’ve been to Spain, to Worcester, to Southampton, back to my hometown: Newcastle and to Lincoln (where most of my UK family live). I’m currently writing from Farnborough where my father works during the week, I can hear him breathing as he sleeps and it’s…