Tick Tok, Tick Tok, Tick Tok, Break it Down!

With fourteen days until we hit Mumbai i can already feel the city throwing itself at my face. A visual, cultural, sensory assault, but for now still surrounded by green. Today the sky has returned from wherever it’s been.

Already we have put some things in place to create some focus when traveling. An art work placement with the British Council in Delhi and working alongside Burmese refugees in Thailand with youthconnectthailand.orgThis will involve seeing a very different India and experiencing new lands, whilst putting skills into practice in other contexts. I am sure this will juxtapose beach trips and other hilarity as the journey progresses. Sometimes i think, can i really be arsed? Other times I’m excited beyond belief. The only thing to do is take it as it comes, live it as it happens. Like today.

There is something pretty nice about spending time hanging out in a five-star hotel pool/spa and shooting pool ( of the non swimming variety) over a couple of pints of larger. Three days out of the last seven have been spent in the above environments, which i will continue to use until i head to Heathrow. Kicking back and just enjoying some relaxation time with an Albanian man whom i have become very fond of. Spending time somewhere as beautiful as Durham; a city of cobbles and religious peaks is a great place to end this period of time. Durham City and the fields of green eighteen minutes away. When i was teaching i found it hard to relax. Teaching now seems like forever away.

This morning i woke up to a fantastic orange glow filling the room where i currently sleep. A sun rise as bright as fire and a taste of what is to come. In England the winter will creep up, creep up as i will be heading toward the sun. The sun is what i am after.


  1. jueisa

    Amazing! loving the new kind of relaxed you … teaching puts a strain on your heart always pushing and the hoping. Praying the students do well and drawing every piece of creative bean out of you … Its true you cant relax anticipating the new term makes me no longer sleep again !!!! ….I remember the walk along the beach in the dark with you and james the sound of the sea and the dogs barking and children fighting…..no pressure just darkness and freedom a feeling i have never felt before. Your adventure is a new beginning and its so exiting will be watching you both all the way x keep safe and take all the happy memories with you x see you both soon x x


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