Senegal, Jerejeff waiiii!

So the time has come to return to the home of real bacon and rain for a short while. Yes it has been the most challenging year so far but all in all I have loved it. I love the people, the food, the beaches. I’ve made some amazing friends from everywhere which means so…

How I feel about being British at 3am…

The last few nights I have slept just a few hours because my brain is so wired with all the things I need to do before thursday! Aparently this is what I have been thinking about during the early hours of the day. Apart from being in Spain for a summer during university a few…

Ramadam in the second homeland.

I hope it’s okay to comment on a period such as this but it strikes me as such an important time which has consumed my temporary home greatly. Knowing that family friends who used to live in a Muslim country would always come back to the UK for this period, I must admit I was…

Checking in

So yesterday was the General Election in the UK. Thanks to my super organised mother, I managed to successfully apply for a proxy vote, where mum voted on my behalf. This is only the second time I’ve been able to vote and it is definitely very different making your decision far away from all the…

Easter

It’s April! How did that happen? Currently I’m feeling so relaxed that I feel like I’m not doing anything. I think it’s because now Vickie is back I’m doing half the work again! It makes me realise I was doing ALOT. Luckily I’ve just been given an important student for one on one classes which…

Frankie goes to Saint Louis

After the most probably stressful and busiest terms of my life, term two finally finished with the standard last minute creation and setting of exams. I marked my students’ exams in record speed because a certain friend called Frankie was coming to visit Dakar! Frankie flew in on the Saturday night at about 10pm, and…

The tailor experience

In Portsmouth, Primark was under 5 minutes away from my university Building so I was pretty much sorted. Here things are slightly different. There are either massive markets which loads to choose from, however I’m pretty sure most of it is second hand. The better option is to get a tailor to make you things……..

Very Imminent weight gain

I am completely unable to hide from the fact that I love food. My dad has always said to me that he never needs to worry about me as I always have a good appetite, and he is not wrong! Therefore it would be very rude not to mention one of the most important parts…

Life after Dakar and my Better-Late-Than-Never-Dakar-Resolutions

Being the hyper organised person I am, I must confess that I have been considering what on earth I am going to do in the next academic year since maybe November. As per usual I’m not sure at all. I know I want to continue teaching, but the questions are: Where? I could potentially teach…

Hitting the half way mark

I have no idea how this has happened, but it is now February, which marks the very likely half way point of my stay here in Dakar! Due to illness and business, I’ve been unable to write anything for a while. Unfortunately Vickie, my house-mate and fellow ‘British Assistant’, has been rather ill for a long…