Election 2015: a nation decides

UK Party LeadersNow that the Easter holiday has passed, it is time that the good people of the United Kingdom turned their thoughts to the 2015 General Election. The grubby world of politics may not be within your field of expertise. The barrage of news coverage of late may have left you afflicted with a sort of election ennui, or you may simply feel that there is not a politician in the land who speaks for you. Such concerns are understandable, but they are not sufficient grounds for staying away from the polling station on May 7th. Continue reading

The longest month

July draws to a close and I’m back in the real world once again. After four weeks of firing from all cylinders, doing things I never imagined doing, achieving things I never imagined myself capable of achieving, I’ve come out the other side in one piece. The stomach aches, the vivid dreams and the sleep deprivation are all behind me now and I can go back to my video games, my drinking and my late-night horror films. The CELTA course is over. Continue reading

Where do I go from here?

I have serious concerns about my future. Ever since G-Day, more than a decade ago, I’ve been drifting from one job to the next, never staying in one place for more than two years. My CV looks like once of those old patchwork quilts and I don’t have any professional qualifications, apart from a TEFL certificate. Most jobs I’ve done were temporary, whilst others I quit because I felt trapped, lonely and miserable. Continue reading