Every day a “Kairos” moment…

I am currently writing about my recent trip to the north of Spain, incorporating not one but two Paul Gehry buildings, most famously the Guggenheim in Bilbao, and at the

Improve Communication Skills in English

As a language learner, communication is your most important goal. In this and other articles in the series, I suggest ways to improve communication skills in English. Includes tips

Keep It Simple Stupid!

Why is it that we humans always seem to fall into the same traps and make the same mistakes? Is it simply that “to err is human”? If so, it

How can I improve my English?

As a teacher of English as a foreign language, I face the question "How can I improve my English" on a daily basis, so I have decided to put down

English in International Business

After many years in business and observing the use of english in international business, including teaching, in this series of articles I offer some help and advice to learners of

Before you criticize someone, walk a mile in their shoes…

…That way when you criticize them, you are a mile away from them and you have their shoes. Jack Handey, American comedian and author of the famous “Deep Thoughts”, 1984

To teach and to learn

Since September I have returned to teaching, after many years in business. Putting all that experience to good use helping others is very rewarding as any teacher will tell you.

Ainsa – jewel of Aragon

Despite my last post about my poor eating experience, the trip into Aragon on Saturday was fabulous nonetheless as the photo illustrates. I will be creating a gallery to house

Spanish food culture – part 2

I take it back. My remark about Spanish food culture and its influence on quality. It IS possible to eat badly in Spain. I’m not quite sure how, but the

Paella Party

I have had two more Spanish food culture experiences in the last 24 hours. As I wrote yesterday just before leaving home, as part of the local neighbourhood fiestas, there