Bye, Bye Baku

Before I said goodbye to Baku, I was invited to give some workshops and talks at TISA – the renowned international school in Baku. Pupils of TISA, attentive and enthusiastic. With the rising sun, I hopped on the school bus with Asia and was soon in the staff room with a welcoming cup of coffee…

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Back To Baku

My short, but intense stay in Lahic came to an end all too soon.  On another hot morning, I sat with the staff of TISA outdoors on the terrace that offered splendid views of the boundless and timeless mountains.  The last hearty breakfast was served at a pleasantly slow pace, giving us the time to…

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Geography Book Memories

But I was not in Baku for a thousand and one nights. Upon arrival I actually only stayed for the one night.  The following two were spent in a campsite, nestling in the mountains, where I was taken, courtesey of TISA, the school I was to give a number of talks in about my recently…

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Baku – Here I Am!

Baku, a city of old and new.  This is what I was to discover to my delight when I finally arrived. Baku, where I was to be met in the early hours of the morning by my dear friend Asia.  Then, after a very brief greeting, she swept me off my feet and ushered  me…

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Baku – Here I Come – I Think!

Baku, I had arrived at last! After discovering on the very day of my departure that I really did need a visa in order to get into Azerbiajan; after a harrowing ten hour ordeal, battling with the Internet in order to get my “emergency” visa; after a twenty-four stopover in Budapest, unsure if I my…

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Vallecas Book Fair A1

It was a bright, sunny evening when I went down to Libreria Muga’s lovely little wooden book stall at the book fair in the Boulevard in Vallecas to sign The Verb To Be of Football.  To my pleasant surprise, patiently waiting for me was one of my students, Joana, and her sweet mum.  It was…

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Thanks for Scoring Goals With Me!

This week’s article is going to have a very personal ring to it. It is also going to be very short but hopefully very sweet. The presentation of The Verb To Be of Football was announced as an event not to be missed. And by jove it wasn’t! The bookshop was full of people who…

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Upcoming Event Not To Be Missed!

Don’t miss this next presentation of The Verb To Be of Football in the cosy bookshop La Lumbre, C/Granada 48, Metro Pacifico, Madrid! All welcome to come and have fun with our hilarious characters, Paco, Pepe and of course Primrose! See you on Sunday 4th March at 12.00, kids, teens, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins…

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Books Cannot Teach All The Lessons

As most of my readers know, on the 4th of September, I flew to Mexico City where I had two book launches.  The first took place in Aguascalientes (one million inhabitants)  which is a biggish city by European standards.  However, as far as Mexicans are concerned, it is not really that big! Yet, the people…

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