Time for a few ‘Maltesars…’

Malta: An island of legends between Sicily and North Africa Malta is a beautiful island nestling below Sicily and far away from the bustle and pollution of major cities. Malta enjoys a Mediterranean climate with many hours of summer sunshine making it ideal for enjoying the coast. Snorkelling is one of the most popular activities here. One event in Malta’s history is the shipwreck of the apostle Paul. Running aground at ‘a bay with a Continue Reading →

Voluntary Tour Leader, Oak Hall

I LOVED tour leading for Oak Hall. I had taken 3-4 holidays as a guest (always ski holidays, I’d never done a summer trip), and got in touch with the intention of doing a  ski season. Having visited “The Manor” for a week, I offered to stay another week, but then found myself zooming home for my passport, and the next day in Switzerland, cleaning Chalet Jungfrau (130 guests!). One of the most exhausting weeks Continue Reading →

January 4th

Don’t worry, I’ll get bored of this soon, or start drowning in other work, but so far today I have written an AimHigher session, finished an exam paper, rang the tax office (one of those calls which has moved daily across Outlook), chased up an insurance claim, taken delivery of a (very powerful, especially when braking) hire car and sent my little car off to be repaired (my neighbour drove into it taking out the Continue Reading →

The Skits Guys: God’s Chisel

A great video from “The Skits”, which we viewed as part of team training for Oak Hall this weekend. Find more of their videos on YouTube (and then buy some on DVDs for sharing within your communities!), check out their website. drbexl Life Explorer, HE/learning, Christian, cultural history, WW2 posters: Keep Calm & Carry On, digital world, coach, ENFP, @digitalfprint, @ww2poster http://drbexl.co.uk Like it? Share it…

Oak Hall: Team Training

I have just spent the past weekend at “The Manor” in Otford, Oak Hall’s UK base (and conference venue), at team training/preparation for the Winter Season, which kicks off in only 2 weeks… amazing how time flies! For this season, I am doing one week only – and that week is CHRISTMAS WEEK! I am going to be cooking at Hotel Staubbach in Lauterbrunnen, and have met most of the people I’m going to be Continue Reading →

Oak Hall

Oak Hall provides value-for-money low-cost holidays enabling people time away for rest and spiritual refreshment/reinvigoration, either at Otford Manor in Kent, or overseas. Many of those on Oak Hall expeditions (aimed at the 20s/30s market) are single. A number of ATOM (A Taste of Mission) trips work with projects that Oak Hall supports in Serbia, Thailand, Peru, South Africa, the Phillipines. Staff are largely voluntary workers who are enthused by this vision. I have worked Continue Reading →

Loire Valley Tomorrow

Dear all I hope that you have a great couple of weeks. I will be wearing my “Keep Calm and Carry On T-Shirt”, and “Keep Calm and Carry On Apron” whilst I cook for 82 people on a campsite in the Loire Valley with Oak Hall, and as I then bike-sit, and drive down to Provence on the wrong side of the road, before coming back to get back on track with my projects. Looking Continue Reading →

A Week Filled with Events

Palatine Conference I made it to the afternoon of this conference. With the event sponsored by Palatine, who focus on dance and drama, I wasn’t entirely sure where I was going with this conference, but was interested to see that Mike Seignior, with whom I teach on the Design for Digital Media course was heading up a workshop… so I thought, yes, a great chance to see how practice and academia intersect. Interestingly many of Continue Reading →