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…

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…

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…

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…
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