Monday, 22 June 2015

Reasons to count my blessings No 25

Reason 25


I woke up yesterday in Budapest. The holiday was excellent, the symposium had lots of interesting points for me to mull over. But When I switched on my FB, using the spotty hotel wifi, I was delighted, and humbled to find so many birthday wishes from all over the world. It is such a lovely thing to be remembered by friends and colleagues, isn't it.

While I was away, I managed to drop my activity tracker bracelet into the Danube :-(. My lovely husband replaced it, from a shop in Gatwick airport, with a better one.  It really pays to have birthdays- the number isn't important, but I enjoy being made a fuss of.

Monday, 15 June 2015

Reasons to count my blessings number 24

Reason 24


I am on holiday this week. The BEsig symposium is at the end of the week in Budapest, so M and I decided to have a holiday in Hungary.
I have been teaching a few Hungarians this year, and practising my Please, Thank you and Good Mornings.
The websites show amazing architecture, and the weather looks warm and sunny, which will be a nice change from the windy conditions here.

I need a break to recharge my batteries and relax after my bout of lurgy.
Today I'm doing laundry and packing. Tomorrow we are off on our travels.

Saturday, 6 June 2015

ELTChat summary for 20th May

Better late than never.

Reasons to count my blessings 21-23

Reason 23


Oh my goodness, have I been poorly!
 I started a couple of weeks ago with, what I thought, was just a nasty summer cold. It quickly became clear that it was a bit more, and necessitated a trip to see Doctor Wilson, who diagnosed a throat infection AND an ear infection which needed antibiotics.I trotted off back to bed and looked forward to the end of the week, when I hoped to be feeling better. Unfortunately, I was a bit premature, and the weekend was spent suffering vertigo which made me sick. Back to the doctor- this time diagnosed with Labyrinthitis. I had never heard of it, but having had a chance to google it, I found that it is an infection of the inner ear, messing with one's balance, and slow to recover from.
Fortunately the medicine seems to be effective, and I decided to go back to work on Friday. My students were very pleased to see me- which is reassuring :-).