Week 117: A life-changing week

The title “A life-changing week” refers more to my current inner thoughts and feelings. Over the past few years, I have put off some things that I need to do – personal stuff not study-related. These have all come up in more obvious shapes this week, and I have just decided to resolve matters and […]

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Moving diary: Goodbye to the old flat

On Wednesday we finally finished cleaning the old flat after moving, and the handover process. I said ‘thank you’ many times to the kitchen while I wiped the cabinets and floor. Since we had focused on cleaning and tidying up in the new apartment, it was really nice to come back to the old place […]

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I love teaching

The first ten weeks of my course have passed, and we have the Easter break until we start the second half of the semester. My students gave me a letter, some Japanese biscuits and Cleistocactus!     What I am feeling now is that I love my students and teaching. I have taught in the […]

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Weeks 115 and 116: Hectic weeks with moving

For the past two weeks, I have been fully occupied with moving and teaching! Moving is really stressful and time-consuming about many matters, but it’s been fantastic to see that the new apartment has been set up very nicely, little by little. As for research, my progress was quite slow last week. I was completely […]

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Moving diary: Apartment handover

We received the keys and legally started living in the new place – two bedroom riverside apartment. Here are six things we have done during the past week after signing the contract. Secured the date to set up Wifi for the new place – we’ve chosen Sky TV and broadband. Compared local removal companies and chose […]

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Week 114: Testing out the framework

My next deadline is 25th March – by when I must test the analytical framework and draft the initial findings. This requires a ‘new effort’, a different approach from the Conversation Analysis that I conducted in January. This week passed slowly. I’ve allowed myself to rest a little bit, created templates, and glanced over the […]

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