October 17, 2006


Follow-up to A New Beginning from [TBA]

I love google personalised homepages. They teach you so much. I love my new computer. It’s not very noisy unless I decide to use the speaker system and it doesn’t generate so much heat. It’s colder in my room now though.

I hate sudoku. It consumes all my spare time. At least I can pretend I actually read the Times and don’t just buy it to write out some numbers. I’m not convinced I like the newspaper that much. It seems to stain my fingers more than the Guardian used to, and there aren’t enough pictures. And some of their sentences really don’t make any sense.

I love teaching. No, this is not another teacher’s blog, and most teachers I know don’t consider my teaching real, but I still love it. Not sure if the freshers appreciate my teaching, however, but today I had more students in my class than ever. Unfortunately most of them spread their fluish germs in my general direction. You can look forward to an entry aptly titled I’ve got man flu.

I love swimming. I can’t do it to save my life, but I stay afloat and I do feel healthiest I’ve felt in a long time. Apart from the punctured lung that is a pulled muscle in my back.

I love my degree. It’s a shame I wasted so much time. But I guess there is a set amount of time in a PhD that should be wasted, and I might have reached my quotum in the first 2 years. All hard work from now! If only I could ignore the sudokus.

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  1. Mona Khatib

    I am urgently trying to find a freelance Ukrainian Language trainer for a client of ours based in Beaconsfield, near High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire (from Marylebone underground Station – Bakerloo Line).

    The details for the training course are as follows:

    Time: 3-hour sessions each day, three times per week, In the mornings at 9.00-12.30am. To start ASAP.

    The course will end in September 2007.

    The delegate(s): 1 delegate at upper beginner proficiency level.

    The trainer:  must be a native Ukrainian speaker; preferably have a linguistic background and teaching experience in the Ukrainian language.

    The rate(s): at £70.00 per 3 hour session i.e. £23.00 per hour. There is a £10.00 maximum contribution to travel expenses.

    Communicaid is one of Europe’s leading culture and communication skills consultancy and corporate language training providers, with our head office in London. We provide bespoke one-to-one and small group language training to our corporate and public sector clients throughout the UK, Europe and the world. Please have a look at our website, www.communicaid.com via the link, for further information on Communicaid.

    I would be grateful if you could let me know if you know of a colleague/ friend who might be interested in delivering this training course. Thank you.

    I look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Have a very good day.

    Kind regards


    27 Oct 2006, 14:20

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