Very busy weekend!

4 March, 2015 | 1 COMMENTS

Classes at language school have moved on to a more grammar heavy focus, this last week or so. It is good to be able to understand the rules behind a lot of the different sentence structures and word constructions but at the same time, so much of it is so different from English, and it can get overwhelming! Understanding the difference between "she said to him" and "she will say to him" made my head hurt. Here is a picture of my homework from last week, where I had to write out my life story in A...

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Language school transitions

25 February, 2015 | 0 COMMENTS

Haven't written here for a couple of weeks, there's been a few goings on around here! I would have written sooner but the internet and power here has been a lot less reliable recently. Apparently, the power corporation has been sending too much voltage, which has been causing some of the lights to start smoking. Some of the residents have been turning off all the power at night, in case anything catches on fire. Anyway, the internet and power seems to be back to normal today! We'll see how long ...

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Another week gone.

9 February, 2015 | 0 COMMENTS

Another week passed, every week that I write this blog, I realise how quickly the weeks pass here! A sign of how much I'm enjoying living and working in this country :-) This will be the last week of my language classes in their current form, for a number of reasons. Firstly, because the school is moving to a different compound. But mainly because my class is going to change quite a bit, one of my fellow students will be leaving, and our teacher is also leaving the school. It is a real shame, be...

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Not quite the 5-star experience...

2 February, 2015 | 0 COMMENTS

So I hear that there is plenty of snow back home! Hope that its not causing too much havoc with driving etc. Over here, the driving havoc this week came from the African Union which was being held here. Addis Ababa is the home of the AU headquarters, inside an impressive, looming building. Most of the delegates from the different African nations all stay at the Sheraton Hotel here, as it is the most luxurious. When they travel across town back and fourth from their meetings, the police close the...

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Bingham Academy Field Day 2015

26 January, 2015 | 0 COMMENTS

Another week gone here in Addis Ababa! I'm continuing to enjoy Language school here, which is good. I had an assessment on Friday, taking me from level 2A to 2B in the levels they use here. Mostly just simple conversation, but I do notice an increase in my ability to small talk in Amharic, which is definitely encouraging. Hearing a few people speak who have gone through to level 4 (quite a few grades above me) makes me eager to progress to a similar level before the I have to stop in the summer...

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