Once upon a time, there was this little girl. Her mother had died during her birth and she had been brought up by her loving and wealthy father. She lived a happy life, running around the manor they lived in, playing with the animals, and learning to make flower ornaments with her loyal servants. She was loved and was a very kind girl. She also studied very hard, and she loved reading about everything!
Every teacher should know exactly what “wants and needs” means. I’ve been a teacher for 15 years and all I always had to think about, even before going into my classes, was about my students’ wants and needs. But lately I’ve been wondering how many times I have considered my own wants and needs. And the answer is: not many! As I’m looking for changes in my life, it’s time to give my wants and needs a little more attention, I think. What is it that I truly want in my life???
After twenty-seven long, tiring and boring days at sea, we have finally arrived at the Port of Santos, in Brazil. Had I not had my best companions with me – I mean, my writing tools – I do not believe I would have made it.
I was told nothing about this new world. What I know I have learned from a few fellow Englishmen, who have welcomed me into their homes with English tea, English butter, cinnamon, cherries and other foods which I doubt most of the population in this place have in their own homes.
Santos is a beautiful place; [Read more…]