Eat, Pray, Love…



I have been a little down in the dumps lately (I love a good idiom in the morning!) as I have been trying to work out my TEFL lifestyle. I have been getting the YouTube channel all sorted and researching video editing programmes. i-to-i have brought back the Thailand Internship and recently it has been looking more appalling than it did before. There have advertised the 2018 dates and I REALLY want to go.

Alas; the italki teaching has not happened yet; as I now work “full time” for my part time job – they have messed my shifts up which has made it impossible to get any classes booked or even taught. To cheer myself up last night; I decided to watch “Eat, Pray, Love” with Julia Roberts in. The film is based on the book by Liz Gilbert (which I have on my TBR list; I need to start this book!)


Some of what was said during the film really struck a cord with me. I have watched this film many times but this time it was different. I am wondering if I am heading towards the same fate as Liz did before she wrote the book.I know that there is only my family keeping me here in the U479402584-6239c2245158220e99e2e2376df524eaK (oh, and the lack of funds to pay for the internships). I have had enough of dreaming about living it. I want to live it for real!

I have been looking at Workaway again and think I should do one here in the UK before I head off to one abroad.


Some light reading…



Well; hello everyone! Two posts in one day we are all very lucky! I have been off work sick today, so I decided to read (or re-read) some TEFL books. I have been stuck in bed all day (I know; lazy bones is I) I grabbed my Essential TEFL book from i-to-i; I have found it very interesting!! The book is By James Jenkin and Emma Foers. They are a pair of geniuses! I think that everyone should go and buy this book!!


However; I have been also looking on the iBooks on the iTunes Store…I found this book:


I have downloaded a sample of it as it costs £11.99. I understand that it can be used as a teaching aid but I think that I will read the sample before splashing out. So far Lessons in your Rucksack is very interesting!

I have also re-read this book:


Teaching With Chopsticks made me laugh and is one of the many reasons why I want to teach in Korea. I think if I can learn from the difficulties that Jon Teacher had; I can achieve there!

do you have any books I could read?!