Forthcoming new website, 2014 brochure, new timetables and student tutorials, newsletter to write and so on…. Fortunately we have a lovely group of students here at the moment and the staff in the office are able to join them for breaks – a breathing space away from the computer. Tulin from Turkey arrived on Monday and has settled in very well. We are looking forward to her first Yoga lesson this Thursday (she’s a yoga teacher back home). Claire from Taiwan is keen to do an international cooking and eating session so we will need to organise this as soon as our Swiss friends arrive and Paul is back with us again. Noel is taking over the IELTS group next week and we will have a really motivated group of students taking the course together, most of whom are planning to take the exam in early December. Last week we went to see the film “Rush”. Of course, non of the students are as old as I am and don’t remember Nikki Lauder or James Hunt. But what a fantastic film! As Claire described it “Very exciting”. Highly recommended if you haven’t seen it yet.
Looking forward to having Sam my Director of studies back from her holidays. We have missed her and I need her back in the office! Farag, Aimen and Mr Naas will not be with us on Monday as they are celebrating the festival of Eid at the mosque. I have yet to receive an invitation to eat with Aiman, Mr Naas and their families. I am thinking we should invite them along for the International cooking session!
Anyway, it’s 5.00pm on a Saturday afternoon and it’s Verity’s (our student adviser and my sister) birthday bash. All the best and have a good weekend to anyone who has read this. JO