‘Excuse me, Mr. Burnzy!’

  Last night I attended a parents’ information session with the other teachers. And I was interested in meeting the parents, I found, as I gazed across each classroom. I was trying to guess which parents belonged to my particular students. I think I wanted to know because any little detail could help me. There… Read More

Introducing the Croc Hunter to Peru

I’m starting to figure out that Australia has an unfounded reputation for dangerous animals that want to kill everybody. Whether I’m talking to a Peruvian or a South African I learn that people are afraid of our snakes and spiders. Personally I think someone in our defence ministry realised that we could avoid being invaded… Read More

Perdon, I want to be serious for a moment

  When I first pitched this blog, it was supposed to be about my awkward exchanges conversing in Spanish. Yet this week there was little time to buy food at the market or to go to a restaurant or even to drink (until Wednesday night anyway). I’m not sure when I’ve been more stressed before… Read More