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La vuelta al curro

Certain Spanish soft news stories do the rounds each year. Spanish summer ends on 1 September and as people return to work the news always includes little filler pieces about how difficult it is to go back. In a couple of weeks time the story will be the cost of text books as the youngsters return to school. Back to school is la vuelta al cole, la vuelta al curro is what I've just done, back to work.

In fact we both started work today. We intended to leave Culebrón yesterday evening so we could unpack but the cat sensed something and scarpered so we had to put it off till this morning. Horrid, up at 5.30 - long before dawn. It was bad enough for Maggie after two months off but pity me - eighteen months since I last had a proper job. The strain! - polished shoes, shirt with collar, new people to meet, new routines to learn.

I'm working at the Wall Street Institute in Cartagena and everyone was welcoming and friendly. The centre has a good positive feel to it and the teaching methods and general approach looks pretty solid too. All I did was read manuals, drink disgusting coffee and talk about the routine with one of the old hands. I'm due to start teaching next Monday, not at the centre but in the offices of the admin team for one of the nearby shopping centres.

Throughout the day I kept thinking  it's a good job these people are buying my English rather than Spanish language skills as my Spanish seemed firmly stuck in flip flop and deckchair mode!

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  1. Welcome again my friend and good luck in WSI. It´s a very good place and the people are very nice.
    See you soon.

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