Saturday, 16 June 2012

No more teaching + Around Lugo Part 2

I'm here! I've not been able to post on my blog for the last week or so. I have been busy with the last week of work and sorting stuff out.
So, I've finished! I did it! I made it to the end of my first year of teaching English as a foreign language! Phew! I am very proud of both myself and my boyfriend for doing it. It's an acheivement. And to top it off, all but one of my Trinity exam students passed! So I can say that I have a 99% Trinity exam pass rate now! I don't think that's too bad considering it's the  first time I have prepared students for an exam like that.

Now comes the epic task of cleaning the flat from top to bottom before we leave. We have got just over two weeks left. There is loads to do, but I like to think that we will leave the flat nice and clean and tidy so that the next people - maybe even two more English teachers! - can enjoy it as we did when we moved in.

I am getting excited for next weekend - it's 'Arde Lucus'. It's one of the main fiestas in Lugo to celebrate the Roman roots of the city. Everyone gets dressed up as Romans and Celts and the whole place goes back in time apparently. It should be great fun!

Before I go, I have 'Around Lugo part 2'. Some more photos from the wall:
The bus station - where we arrived and where we will depart Lugo!
Bispo Aguirre and the bottom of the Plaza Mayor

Plaza de Ferrol

Avenida de A Coruna - the longest straighest road I have seen. Surely it must have been a Roman Road.


  1. Hello Charlotte,
    Congratulations on your success as an ESL do know I expect that TEFL teachers get a chance to work practically anywhere in the world...its not the best paid job but you can certainly travel. Very well done on your high Trinity exam pass rate. What age group were you preparing for?
    Lovely photos of Lugo and a great insight into that city I haven't seen yet. Next week it's fiesta week too here in Alicante,Las Hogueras de San Juan...the city sleeps during the day practically and wakes up to live the night.
    Enjoy your two weeks!

    Amanda :-)

  2. Hi Charlotte. I hope your ok. I'm closing my Jar of Love swap early and I'm just trying to pair up the overseas swappers before I pop the UK ones in the hat. The deadline for posting will be End of July/beginning August. Do you know if you'll be in the UK or Spain at that time? xxxx

  3. Hi Charlotte, thank you for visiting my blog today. I have really enjoyed spending a little while looking at yours. There's nothing quite like Woolfest is there?? for us woolly fanatics. I'm going on Friday and very excited. It's a shame you're going to miss it but think of all the money you will be saving- I'll come back skint no dopubt!!! Hopefully you will make it next year. Have a safe journey back to the uk. gill