I've been receiving emails for a year now asking me when I'm going to organise a Spanish conversation course in Paris. After the success of the French conversation course, I've finally yielded. The first conversation group will meet on 5th December 2010 in a cafe in central Paris. For more information and to sign up see our Meetup site.
While strolling aimlessly through the Marais the other day I came across the Next Level Gallery. On closer inspection I was surprised to find out the proprietor was none other than a former student of mine, Isabelle Mesnil. Normally, when I bump into old students in the street I warmly greet them with a bisous and a chat however, she came to my English classes several times and each time told me she'd pay me "next time" finally she stopped turning up and didn't reply to my mail or phone calls. I wondered whether I should go in and demand the outstanding sum or at least utter a mild rebuke but I'm not one to hold a grudge so I walked on. Though I made a mental note to buy the overpriced art for my bare walls from one of the many other galleries in the Marais.
On the very same day another student baked a cake for the students in the class and yet another brought some cherries from her garden. So I'm glad to say that the overwhelming majority of my students are extremely kind and I can't complain about that.