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An explanation

You may have noticed that it has been a while since I posted anything: This is because we haven't done anything much for a few weeks. So why this seeming lethargy?

The main reason is work. Despite my apparent long periods of idlesness I've actually worked for about 4½ of the six years we've been here. Maggie, of course, has had full time teaching jobs right from the start. Generally though work, whilst being an unavoidable bugbear, has left us plenty of time to do things together.

It's not like that at the moment though. I'm still only doing about 30 hours "proper" work but I also have a few hours of private English classes. Maggie does about the same.  Add on the inevitable travelling and prep time and vastly different timetables and we're hardly bumping into each other at all. The free afternoons that we enjoyed all last year to go exploring  have fallen by the wayside and my not finishing till 10pm at night on two or three evenings a week seems to be bumping into all the evening music and theatre events so that we're neither getting out of town nor enjoying the advantages of city life.

Weekends are still free of course but Culebrón is hardly the hub of the happening Universe and when you perm in darkness by 6pm and the cooler weather we are tending to stay put on the sofa rather than sallying forth for new adventures.

Just so you know.


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