Right to Reply


This post has been inspired by a comment made by our dear friend Lin Bloor.  Lin is one of our most faithful blog readers, commenters and thought provokers. She is also a mother of 4 young children and home educator. She is also an amazing cook; she makes the most fantastic cheesecakes in the world and runs a cookery school from her own home, complete with wonderful website www.linsfood.com. Definitely worth a visit. Lin, this post is inspired by and dedicated to you. [Read more…]

Interim Review


When we set out on this mad adventure, we had a jumble of objectives. To learn Spanish, to have an adventure we’d never forget, to get some sun on our blue-white skin, to change directions and find a different and simpler way of living, to spend quality time with the children whilst they are young, for Al to get some solid teaching experience.

Well, we’re over 6 months in now (and well on the way to 7 months) – so it’s high-time for an Interim Review against what we set out to achieve. [Read more…]

La Casa De Mi Profesor (de Ben) / A Visit to a Teacher’s House (by Matthew)


A few weeks ago, we were invited to dinner by the deputy head teacher at the school.  Hediberto Pichardo is a very fine man – kind, generous, well-educated, hard working (he has three jobs and works 7 days a week).  Here are Matt’s and (firstly) Ben’s accounts of our evening. [Read more…]