Six months of teaching first grade English in Mexico. Part Two.

The next day I was speaking to Miss Ana, my fellow first grade English teacher. She was lovely and always ready to support me. I admitted I was still struggling with the class control. “It’s tough,” she agreed, “especially with that group.” She’d been doing the job for three years now. I’d seen her class…

Six months of teaching first grade English in Mexico. Part One.

Life lessons from twenty four seven-year-olds. **This is a long post. It felt cathartic to write and I doubt that anyone aside from my parents will actually read it all, but I have changed the names of all teachers and students mentioned.** In my teens living in the UK and my early twenties in New…

Yucatan Road Trip

A Brit and a Spaniard rented a car and spent nine days travelling in the Yucatan and Quintana Roo. Adventure ensued. I have had a few absolute real wow life-is-beautiful moments in my life, after which I really reflect on where I am, and how lucky and grateful I am for it. Finding myself with…

Is going home after travelling harder than leaving?

I was 21 when I left England to travel and work in New Zealand and I was almost 24 when I came back. So, afew things had changed in that time. I wanted to write about going home and adjusting to those changes. Warning: post is long and contains some feelings. Part 1: Pondering what…

6 things you´ll miss as a Brit in Mexico, and how to deal with them.

Aside from the ones which go without saying (family, friends and being able to speak your own language everywhere you go) these are 6 things which from my own experience you may miss/find strange about moving to Mexico from the UK, plus how to cope. 1. Not having to do horrendous amounts of paperwork. Let’s…