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"Paul’s work on the international curriculum over 10 years ensured that Sefton was in the vanguard nationally in developing staff and student exchanges and study visits. His language skills were paramount in this as the department and Sefton schools expanded their links to include many countries in Europe and the world."
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What do you do all day? PDF
Tuesday, 14 December 2010 23:00

What do you do now that you are living in Spain? How do you spend your time? Don’t you get bored sitting in the sun and drinking San Miguel all day?

How many of us who live here in Spain have been asked these things by folks back in the UK? I get asked such questions all the time?

Well, contrary to popular belief, we’re not just here on an extended holiday. We have homes to clean and maintain, clothes to wash and iron, shopping to buy, meals to prepare, dishes to wash, and so on, just like in the UK. Some of us have jobs.

In addition, there are extra tasks. In Summer we have to water every day; in Winter we have to schlepp logs up to the house; all year round we have to take rubbish to the skips on a daily basis.

We have to cope with extreme temperatures in July and August (hot) and from November to March (cold) – all very exhausting!

So we have plenty to do all day ... and we wouldn’t have it any other way!

© Paul Whitelock

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Paul Whitelock

Paul is a Joint Honours graduate in Spanish and German, a qualified teacher (PGCE) and has a Member of the Institute of Linguists (MIL) qualification.

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