The Feast of Immaculate Conception was on December 8th. It was super, super quiet that day. People went out to eat but no one was walking around or driving. We had the streets to ourselves. We wanted to know what was up with the holiday. There are patron saints of many things. Patron Saint of … More Mallorca Monday: Feast of Immaculate Conception
I consider hand turkeys to be the one thing I can 100% say is American. People always say oh hamburgers or pizza but those are German and Italian. The saying goes “more American than apple pie” but apple pie actually comes from England. Baseball? Sure we did invent that one but it’s only America’s third … More Thanksgiving
If you ever go to Mallorca the first thing you’ll see when you look down from the plane are windmills. When you take a bus or taxi from the airport you’ll see about a million more windmills. When you google “Why does Mallorca” it autocompletes “have so many windmills?” So we’re here to answer that … More Mallorca Monday: Windmills
If you will remember last time: my school wanted to give me extra hours. I agreed to take them thinking (because I was told at the time) we would be working (mostly) together in every class. The school was going to have me sign a contract for these additional hours but at the last second said … More Problems with the School Part 2
Welcome to probably the most exclusive food you’ve never heard of: Sospiros. All of my students know what they are, and they recommend them to me at every turn, but I get the impression that none of them have eaten them within the last two years. They are only popular with older people, and only … More Mallorca Monday: Sospiros de Manacor
Yup, instead of Spain Sunday, it’s Mallorca Monday! All the things you didn’t know you wanted to know about Mallorca, in one handy blog. To be honest, a lot of this is going to be written as we learn it (just like the Spain Sundays) so we are going to start with the first and … More Mallorca Monday: Mallorca or Majorca?
This post has since been edited after the “Great Fallout of 2018” I work in a completely different school than last year. My school last year was an elementary school (1st through 6th grade [6-12 years old], with about 2 classes per grade). It was also a publicly funded school. This year I’m in half … More 5 Weeks – I Know Nothing