7 Trading Eisenstadt for Vienna

Last Thursday my students performed a show that we’ve been working on for two weeks. It was a big show, and the parents seemed to enjoy it—which is the point. I then got a present off of the school: a big a bottle of wine and a school t-shirt. So far things have gone as… Continue reading 7 Trading Eisenstadt for Vienna

6 From Bratislava to Eisenstadt by Luck and Tooth-Skin

Bratislava had struck us as a depressive looking place, but we made sure we had a damned good time nonetheless. And we succeeded with ease. Bratislava is fun! And as the night fell it came properly to life: the lights gave the entire city a charm and a beauty that the day time hadn’t afforded… Continue reading 6 From Bratislava to Eisenstadt by Luck and Tooth-Skin

4 The Late Arrival of Officer Schwarzenegger

Simon, our drunken lost boy, was now well on his way to making a complete arse of himself. He had gotten himself fired by three different people in the same company in one evening by shouting undirected abuse. One of the things I had missed was that apparently he had been physically abusive to our… Continue reading 4 The Late Arrival of Officer Schwarzenegger

2 Taking the Hobit to Isengard

Teaching is a lot of fun. I only have two classes, and 6 periods. So I see each class 3 times. I share my classes with another (more experienced) teacher called Emily. I have one quiet and lovely class and another class with personality i.e. they are bug nutty batshit crazy. Also, it’s the Monday… Continue reading 2 Taking the Hobit to Isengard

1 Getting to Austria

I know, I know. TEFL came up again and I dropped right off the WordPress radar. There are reasons for that, like Austria takes priority over keeping my blog up to date (which I assume you understand), but also because TEFL is slightly more mentally consuming than plastering, unemployment, working in a factory or landscape… Continue reading 1 Getting to Austria