CELTA and the rest of my life
Friday, April 04, 2014      8 comments

I have finished my CELTA course and am now a Cambridge English accredited English Language teacher and have been invited by my college to stay on and teach a regular weekly conversation class. Of course, it's completely voluntary but it's all go... Read more
Signing out for December
Sunday, December 01, 2013      7 comments

Hello all my friends. I am signing out of Sparkpeople for December. I've got some serious catching up to do on study before my term starts in January. With being quite busy at work as well, this inevitably means that I'm going to be sp... Read more
Making myself accountable to you, my friends
Friday, November 15, 2013      14 comments

Today Zairul has travelled up north with work for three days to oversee the installation of a machine press that he has designed for the manufacture of the bonnet for the new 7 series BMW (not out yet!). See what a clever boy he is. I alway... Read more
A joke from my father (apologies to blondes!)
Thursday, October 24, 2013      11 comments

On a bitterly cold winter morning a husband and wife in Dublin were listening to the radio during breakfast. They heard the announcer say, "We are going to have 8 to 10 inches of snow today. You must park your car on the even-numbered side of th... Read more
Going to see my Mummy!
Friday, October 18, 2013      9 comments

Well, after last week's somewhat pants weekend I've actually had rather a good week, mostly because I've been so busy at work I've hardly had time to think. It has meant that I have done very little study and with my shoulder still being bad, no... Read more
Headless chicken turned into abortive weekend!
Monday, October 14, 2013      6 comments

We went to the gym on Saturday, but were running a little late and had to curtail our swim and spa because I was late to see my client... who, by the way, was not there because I had got the wrong date! We then trawled around Reading t... Read more
Another headless chicken weekend
Saturday, October 12, 2013      3 comments

Life is busy and, in many ways, mundane, with work, gym, study, cooking, clearing up and hosuework, and I feel there is little to write about just now that is really inspirational; you can I've got back into the routine of term-time daily treadm... Read more
Homemade fresh apple juice!
Friday, October 04, 2013      5 comments

Our immediate neighbours have a very large apple tree from which we get a large number of windfall apples. The neighbours also bring us round apples from the tree, and they are wonderful apples, really sweet and delicious. We had so many of... Read more
Calling time out
Tuesday, October 01, 2013      7 comments

With a full time job, Zairul doing his masters in Engineering, me doing my CELTA English teaching qualification, gym five times a week and three lodgers to constantly clean up after, as well as house and garden to maintain and trying to learn Ma... Read more
My Gym programme
Friday, September 27, 2013      8 comments

Well, it's been some weeks since I joined Bracknell Gym and I cannot begin to tell how much I am enjoying it. We've experimented with various timetables to get optimum benefit and to fit our gym schedule around study, college evening classes and... Read more
What I believe
Friday, September 20, 2013      6 comments

I believe that there is good in everybody, but in some people, you may have to look a little harder to find it I believe in the power of forgiveness
 I believe that everybody deserves a second chance I believe that happiness... Read more
What you say is what you get
Friday, September 13, 2013      7 comments

Many (many!) years ago I read a book by Christian author Don Gossett called 'What You Say Is What You Get' Similar in content to 'The Secret' in many ways, Don discusses the empowering effect of words and how, by verbalising thoughts, we gi... Read more
Summer of blogging comes to an end
Tuesday, September 10, 2013      8 comments

I wrote a very nice blog but it got lost somehow when I uploaded a photo, so I have to write it again now, but it won't be the same. That sucks! I've enjoyed a period of very active participation on Sparkpeople, but now term is starting and... Read more
Eat on purpose
Monday, September 09, 2013      8 comments

"Have you ever found yourself in front of an open fridge and didn't know how the heck you got there?" This part of the Spark diet is often quite a struggle for me because I like to eat (after all, who doesn't?) Although we eat mainly h... Read more

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