How Congo is More French than France (and one way it’s a bit like the Big Apple)

Before arriving in Congo we had high expectations. We were not coming to Africa for the first time - our year in Uganda had dispelled many of the apprehensions most people would have about life in the sub-Saharan continent. There was much to enjoy and appreciate there; we’d had a good lifestyle (although that is easier… Continue reading How Congo is More French than France (and one way it’s a bit like the Big Apple)

Recalibration and Carrying on Regardless (with NaNoWriMo)

When I started teaching - hard to believe now - it was in front of a blackboard, the heel of my hand permanently chalky.  But a few years later, a brand new interactive whiteboard was installed in my classroom.  For the uninitiated, this now-standard (in UK classrooms at least) piece of equipment uses a special… Continue reading Recalibration and Carrying on Regardless (with NaNoWriMo)