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Okay, it’s update time.

We’ve been to see a number of flats now, but we still haven’t found what we’re looking for. A couple haven’t been too bad, a couple have been really awful. The most interesting, though quite unsuitable, was a little three story house overlooking the courtyard of the El Salvador church, with the belltower right next to the azotea (rooftop terrace). Have to start thinking seriously about sorting and packing (and discarding) stuff to be ready. It’s funny how throwing stuff out sometimes feels like a new start, and sometimes feels really sad.

Lost one student at the start of the new year, but gained another one. I need about four or five more, depending on how many classes they do.


back again – again

Haven’t been around much on the net for the last couple of years, but a lot has been going on in my life.  To begin with, my best friend and flat mate has had cancer, fortunately currently in remission. Partly because of this, and partly because work has been difficult to come by because of the recession, the last year has been pretty tight financially, and looks like staying so for the foreseeable future. On top of that it looks almost certain that we will have to leave our home in the next couple of months, so we have to find a new apartment to rent (in Seville, Spain, so if anyone can help…).

At the same time I’m trying to find some new things to work at to supplement English teaching and occasional translating, while pursuing interests, probably non-profitable, in history and philosophy.

On my to do list is to write at least one blog post a week, which will help me to keep track of how I’m doing, and how I feel about it.