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Life in Culebrón is a disconnected series of pieces about the banal and ordinary of everyday life in an inland Alicante village seen from my very British perspective.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Alone again - naturally

Maggie has now started her job in Ciudad Rodrigo. We went over there last Wednesday to sort out her contract and rent her a flat. We'd done all that by Thursday evening and she moved into the flat, just by the convent of Santa Clara, on Saturday.

She started work at 9am on Monday morning and by turning up five minutes early she was there to see the headteacher arrive, on the stroke of nine, to unlock the school for the first time in two months. It didn't look as though any cleaners or caretakers had been there before him. The photo shows her walking by the school; it looks busy doesn't it?

She will be teaching English to 3, 4 and 5 year olds - a new age group for her - but she seemed happy with the first impresssion of her colleagues and the organisation of the project.

Later the same afternoon I said goodbye to Maggie and drove back to Culebrón with our friend John Moore who had come to have a look at Ciudad Rodrigo. I arrived in our empty house at 11.30pm at night to be greeted by both cats.

Maggie will have no cats to keep her company aand she will be working in a totally Spanish environment. I bet she has a whale of a time without me!

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