In February half term, I took the chance to pop home for a few days. The winter snow was over in Toulouse so I hadn’t anticipated any problems with the flights. But there was one other main factor that can
As the city was starting to prepare for Christmas, the historic buildings surrounding the city’s main square, Place du Capitole, were draped with net lights, enclosing the Christmas market, which consisted of homemade crafts, products and produce sold in small
Teaching English on the continent isn’t as straightforward as, let’s say, teaching French over here. There is one dominant variation of the French language on this planet – the so-called “Standard French”, as regulated by the Académie Française. Much like the
After an unanticipated but energetic start to the year, it was back to Toulouse in late November, and I continued to explore South West France with a visit to Carcassonne, a fortified town that resembled no other that I had
The first evening in Poland was a little more sociable: bowling. Rather than stay in, which is what the teachers seemed to be doing, I tagged along with the students to the bowling alley for our first real bonding session.