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Grown-Up English: LOL Moments With ESL Students

Rifling through some blog ideas, I found a dog-eared page recording hilarious moments with my adult ESL students. I decided to focus on this subject, most of all…

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A Field Guide to the Wines of Ibiza

There’s nothing like the cold winds of February to bring about some island daydreaming. While I am most familiar with Spain’s Palma de Mallorca, I’d love to explore…

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Fill in the Blanks: Winter Edition

Hello class, and happy 2015! I’m afraid that I can’t share everything about my holidays—some teachers haven’t learned yet that private life isn’t appropriate  for classroom discussion—but I…

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Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

Hello, 2015! After a month-long break from blogging, I’m back to start the New Year. Many thanks to everyone who left such thoughtful and encouraging comments on my…

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November and the Dreaded In-Between

Recently I read a blog entry that summed up the general malaise that I was feeling toward Spain and life: How to Fight Expat Depression: Just Remember You’re Not…

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Spanish Customs That Make a Guiri Cringe

My fourth Spain-iversary quietly came and went in September. Since then, I’ve been reflecting on the incredible Spanish adventures of the past few years, as well as less savory…