Browsing Archive: March, 2011

Out Of Time

Posted by Mike Church on Monday, March 28, 2011,

So how did you enjoy your 47-hour weekend?

There was no turning the clock back now. Which reminded him: tonight they had to turn the clocks back. Last time there had been chaos, when Simon had asked the teachers to remind their students to “turn your clocks back an hour” when he meant “turn your clocks forward an hour”. Most teachers realised it was just a slip of the tongue, but one or two had taken Simon at his word, and duly passed on th...

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The First Cut Is The Deepest

Posted by Mike Church on Thursday, March 24, 2011,

How to make an Anglo-Basque Spanish omelette (Part 2): What now?!

First things first . . . Turn on the TV and tune in to BBC World. Nothing wrong with a bit of culture occasionally, even if said channel is boring as hell. It's important to know what's going on out there, remember.

Second things second . . . Open that bottle of Rioja and pour yourself a large glass. You deserve it. Sieve the contents into a new cork-free glass, and ...

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Up Against The Wall

Posted by Mike Church on Monday, March 21, 2011,

How times have changed. For the worse, naturally. When I started out teaching 27 years ago, we had "photocopier boys" (or girls). With time, the photocopier person became the "maintenance man" (or woman) and, a few more years down the road, the maintenance person was now the "maintenance manager" (or womanager). Then the maintenance person got tired of doing the maintenance themself, and decided that henceforth s/he would be the "maintenance managemen...
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Just Another Day

Posted by Mike Church on Saturday, March 12, 2011,

What time do you normally get up, Pedro?

Six past ten.

Six past ten?

Yes, six past ten.

That’s a very specific time.


So you usually skip breakfast, do you?


You skip breakfast. You don’t have breakfast.

Yes I have breakfast. Why not?

It’s rather late for breakfast, isn’t it? Six past ten.

No, I have time.

I see. And then you get into a time machine and come to English class?


I said, And then you get into a tim...

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Here Comes The Weekend

Posted by Mike Church on Friday, March 4, 2011,

Need I say more?

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Piggy, Pig, Pig

Posted by Mike Church on Tuesday, March 1, 2011,

How to make an Anglo-Basque Spanish omelette (Part 1): Ingredients

You’ll need the following ingredients. (A cooker, frying pan, saucepan lid, bowl, spatula, forks, plates, rubbish bin, bottle of Rioja and TV in the kitchen will also come in handy.)

X + 2 medium-sized potatoes, where X is the number of people who originally said they would be dining with you. Bear in mind that X is a constantly changing variable even as you try to dine. For ...

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