A contradiction

I know everyone and no one. I am surrounded by people and yet alone.

Barcelona marathon

Just a little something I wrote in the build up to this year’s Barcelona marathon in which I am no longer competing. I feed off the nervous energy come race day. In the build up, I’m scared. Only on the morning of the race do I realise that everybody else is too. Everybody questions whether…

Drop out

This has not been an easy post for me to write, nor will it be an easy one to share. I have decided to not run the Barcelona marathon in 2 weeks’ time. It would be crazy for me to do so. Neither my body nor my head is in the correct place for me…

Flying home for Christmas

It’s here. I’m here. The moment I have been waiting for has finally arrived. I’m flying home for Christmas. For the past 3 months I have been living and working in Barcelona. It’s been incredibly enjoyable. A fantastic experience, and one which I am looking forward to continuing in the New Year. It’s not been…

Catalan Independence

I am no expert. But this country is torn. It’s not as simple as “Yes” or “No”. Perhaps it should be, but it’s not. It’s 50-50 in terms of who actually wants independence, but its about 80% who want a legal referendum (one in which the people of Catalonia actually have the right to vote…

Back in Barcelona

I’ve been back in Barcelona for the past month, teaching English at a school and staying with the family of a student. I’ve had such a wonderful time. The kids at the school are a joy to work with. They really are. Always full of energy and enthusiasm. Smiles and laughter. I’m still learning their…

Looking for a place to call home

I’ve been in Barcelona for nearly 6 weeks now. Time has flown by. I can’t believe that I’ve already been here so long. I’ve enjoyed myself, don’t get me wrong, but it hasn’t all been plain sailing. The first few days after I arrived were difficult, and so has been the past week or so….

TEFL

I haven’t been totally honest with you recently. I’ve been hiding something… I’ve moved. I’ve moved abroad. I’m currently out in Spain, in Barcelona. Why? Well, I’ve flown out here to do a TEFL course (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) which starts today. If I succeed and everything goes to plan then I’d be…