NO LOVE LOST FOR VALENTINE’S DAY

Almost as soon as school starts in September, the back-to-school promotions end… But it’s once the Christmas things are taken away that the shops begin to promote my most hated festival of the year; Valentine’s Day.

SORTEO BURLINGTON BOOKS

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HAVE YOU SEEN MY MUMMY?​​

As a connoisseur of all things spooky, it’s not much of a surprise that my favourite lesson is Gothic Legends, where we go over some of the most popular horror stories and characters in English literature.

ACCENTS​

Students sometimes ask me whether it is better to speak English with a British or an American accent. The answer is, of course, both, or neither. Why not an Australian, a South African or a Jamaican accent?

THE CHRISTMAS I WAS ON TV​

For several years the eagerly awaited Christmas TV commercials from some of the UK’s biggest retailers have kick-started the festive season all across the country.

HAPPY MIKE

The older I get the more I think about the past, especially my childhood. I think of all the people I met, who for varying reasons, left their mark on me during those early years. I’d like to share just a few.

LITERATURE V READING

Ask any teenage student at a secondary school in Spain if they like literature and the reaction will probably be one of complete disinterest or just totally negative. 

EBOOK? NO THANKS​

As I get older and the memory starts to fade, I’ve noticed there are certain things I still remember as clearly now as the day they happened, and many of them have one thing in common. They were firsts.

A LEGAL ALIEN

One question I am often asked is whether I miss England. People are often surprised to learn that I have lived more of my life outside the UK than in it!

HURLING

There is hardly a child in Ireland that hasn’t tried his or her hand at hurling at some time or other.

BACK TO SCHOOL

September, love it or hate it, is always a special time of year for students and teachers alike.