Well...the sea is pretty rough right now and there is the most spectacular line of big black clouds that past noisily through town and have headed off for Africa. The sun is shining again. The dog is on the balcony off the kitchen staring at the guys who live downstairs who are out on their porch, and I am off to work soon.
I have been posed a slightly delicate problem, one of the Mother's at the kid's school has a sister who wants some language lessons, primarily spoken...but they don't want to go through the language school. This is too small a town for more than one set up, and I would definitely be stepping on the boss's toes if I did it. I will most likely do it for free because I think it is pretty short term. They can cook for me in exchange or something...
I will however make sure that the boss is fully aware of the situation. Ho hum.
Had a nice long nap...as advised by Beth which was quite lovely, and I talked to the school about the fact that the eldest is not doing any Castillian at all. She is attending the classes, but they are grammar lessons for people who are speakers, and she gets nothing out of it. The press is that the year after next she has to switch schools and go to the high school. Half of the classes are in Castillian there, so there is a wee bit of pressure to get her Castillian going as well. The school is focusing on Catalan, and there is no question that it will be easier once she has that down, but lets not kid around here, she is not going to have fluent reading and writing in it, and if she also cannot speak Castillian at all, it will really be a disadvantage. I have offered to look for work books from the States that are in English, and she could do them at school during the Castillian class....we'll see.
Gotta work tonight so this is short as I am running out of time.
Have a great evening everyone!