I cant believe it was Feb 2018 that I last wrote a post.
Then my password was compromised and I had to change it but just didn’t get around to it. I was living in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria at the time and sort of losing direction. I´d gone back to teaching Maths and Physics and had enjoyed most of my time. I managed a decade of teaching in Qatar, Abu Dhabi, Chengdu (China), Almaty (Kazakhstan) and occasionally back in England but the pleasure was going again.
Don’t get me wrong – I still enjoy being in a classroom teaching. But I just can´t deal with the fact that I have to justify every second of every day, usually to someone who has no clue about what it means to be a teacher. Then the school in Gran Canaria allowed parents to send in anonymous complaints – a recipe for bullying.
I stopped writing as I was lost..
Yes I have draft versions of “Trans-Uranic Elements: The Dark Side of Uranus” and “Fairy Hanny and The Sons of Turenn.” Plus I have outlines for three books featuring Inspector Hunter Flaange; then there is the semi-autobiographical trilogy “Going to California”. Picking up a pen to write or editing a document just became too much.
I went off on a tangent – not bad for a Maths teacher. I started writing lots of poetry with the plan to publish a book of my serious and humorous stuff – I’m still working on it.
Then travel got in the way. I spent the summer of 2018 in Spain (Granada and Gran
Canaria) and England then started a new job in Casablanca – here’s looking at you kid!
Again the writing went to the wall.
New years resolution was to start again and I have. I am rewriting “Strange Things From Uranus” as a second edition with new jokes. I am also working on a couple of online businesses, and as I learn more about that I will write a new blog to help guide others along that path.
So for now, I’m back – watch this space!