since I last posted here. My study is drawing to a close and my house sitting will continue for several more months, but I am looking at some options for teaching English in Asia towards the end of the year.
China is out - as I am over their age limit now - but there are opportunities in Asia and some in Australia. I'm just not ready yet.
I am still in touch with some of my Chinese students from Shaoxing, and one thought is to visit there - perhaps not until early next year. March/April is best - to avoid the cold and the heat, so I will factor that into my plans.
My major writing projects at the moment include a biography and a m/s on Bamboo. So much to do, but in the next few weeks I travel to Perth, Western Australia, then up the coast to Dongara, before returning to Perth, and then to Adelaide for a couple of day, then back to Brisbane for around a week and then off to Bali to do some research on Bamboo.
I have not given up plans to teach English in Asia. Just watch this space.