You know how it is. Every day you think to yourself, ‘I must write something on my blog and see what everyone else is up to’. Full of good intentions. Then you blink and realise it’s been nearly five months since you wrote anything. No? Maybe it’s just me!
But I’m back! From outer space! Actually nothing that exciting. I would love to tell you that I’ve accomplished major things during my hiatus from blogging/tweeting, but in fact I just don’t know where the time went. I started a new job teaching English to teenagers. I established that only certifiably insane people would take up teaching English to teenagers. And I was lucky enough to explore a bit more of this amazing country: notably Foz do Iguacu and the coast near Sao Miguel dos Milagres in Alagoas, both beautiful places well worth visiting.
I have also been keeping up with the news in Brazil as much as possible. The latest seems to be that none of the six stadiums due to host World Cup matches next year will be ready by their December deadline. I’m sorry, but this is the country where it’s ok to show up for a dinner/party well over an hour late. Who really, hand on heart, thought they would ever be on time? As long as they’re done by June, we’re all good!
So, I’m going to finish my comeback post with something utterly silly. An insight into the workings of a British mind that has been well and truly boiled recently. I was walking along this morning at my usual race-walk pace (I try, I really do try to slow down, especially with all the hills and the heat, but it’s been instilled in me since childhood to walk as fast as I can, blame my mum), behind a true local who was almost walking backwards she was going so slow. And for whatever reason, these two songs popped into my head.
I present to you, the soundtrack for my walking:
And the soundtrack for a brazilian walking (ok i am over-generalising again here, but please take it in jest):
To be honest, I prefer the second song! 🙂