Well, as you can see, Get Ahead in English has a new home close to Manchester! After a wonderful two years in Barcelona, I'm back in my native country and offering English lessons here.
We left Barcelona towards the end of December and there was a lot to organise before we did so! As we were flying back to the UK, we were quite limited in terms of the luggage we could take back with us. This meant that we gave a lot of old clothes and books to charity, so that hopefully someone else can make use of them. There was also all the red tape to negotiate, which of course required quite a lot of patience! The hardest thing, however, was saying "goodbye" to lots of friends and students. We preferred to think of it as a "see you soon" which made it a bit easier!
On the other hand, it's very nice to be living in the same country as our family and many of our friends. We've had lots of lovely reunions and it's been great to catch up with people we hadn't seen for a while.
If you're interested in English lessons in the Manchester area, or know someone who might be, please contact me here...
luggage = bags and suitcases that you take on a journey (luggage is an uncountable noun)
a charity = an organisation that helps people who are ill, poor or in need of support
red tape = official rules or processes that take a long time
a reunion = a social event for people who haven't seen each other for a long time
to catch up = to talk to someone you haven't seen for a long time