Teaching content classes (non-speaking) at a Chinese University

Having worked at Chinese universities for two years, we found that we weren’t always teaching TEFL English classes (speaking, listening, reading and writing) but were also asked to teach subjects we never dreamed we’d be teaching, including: English Literature, American Literature, Poetry Appreciation, Critical Thinking, American History and Greek-Roman Mythology (oh yes). Unfortunately, whilst there … More Teaching content classes (non-speaking) at a Chinese University

2017 – memories

12.00am.┬áNew Years Day. We are singing Auld Lang Syne with dear friends in a coffee shop in Shanghai. Later, walking all the way back to the French Concession, we agree that this New Year’s eve, brushed in the lights of the Bund, had been one of the better ones. February. Riding Chongqing’s light rail to … More 2017 – memories

A walk in Warwick

Recently we were in Warwick for a party, please enjoy Fi’s photos and my words as we go back through it. Friends meet on empty benches; The wind which blows them on, Is not caught by light or shade The Avon at the castle base Has boatmen striking it with oars Rain on the timbers … More A walk in Warwick

Our wedding: planning an eco wedding

In the first few blissful months of being engaged, I was rather Lesie Knope-esqe about the whole wedding situation: This quickly deteriorated when wedding planning actually began, and in the last month by brain cells reacted something like this at the mention of the “w” word: Why? Because wedding planning is ridiculously stressful! Scrambling to … More Our wedding: planning an eco wedding