Monthly Archives: January 2014

January 27

Pinche Taco Shop

Haha, well that gave me a good chuckle earlier today. This is a small local chain selling authentic Mexican tacos (as opposed to the American variety with is a crunchy little thing with roughly three pounds of cheese per serving).      Pinche – According to the RAE pinche means kitchen help in Spain. In […]

January 20

The CPE results are in

Just a quick post to conclude the CPE posts here, here and here. I passed the exam with flying colours and an official grade A. Yay! I don’t have any individual points for the tasks, but there’s a neat little graph to illustrate the results. According to that Listening was the best, closely followed by Use […]

January 15


I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with Duolingo, but I’m happy to say I introduced both my parents to it over the xmas break and they seemed keen. They both have taken English classes for years, so they’re not total beginners, but I think it’ll  help them. They take a class once a […]

January 10

a few impressions from Norway

My brain is still only semi functioning after another long flight and a jet lag from hell. I had a great trip, no drama with the family and if you knew my family, you’d know what an amazing feat that is. It was nice to see everyone and spend some time at home. It’s weird […]