It’s been years since Luke and I first spoke and it’s time to catch up on what we’ve been up to as teachers, as podcasters and also what’s changed in our personal lives.
If you want to listen to the first conversations that Luke and I had, go here where I was interview by Luke on his website (https://teacherluke.co.uk/) and here on inglespodcast.com for my interview of Luke.
Before we connected to record this episode, we collaborated on notes and possible discussion points. Although we spoke for over an hour, we only touched on about 20% of the topics in our notes! That’s one of the reasons I enjoy chatting to Luke. I never know where the conversation will lead and this podcast is an informal wander through various things we’ve been doing, and thinking about, these last few years.
We were interrupted a few times during the recording. After Luke had said how lovely and peaceful things were in his flat while his daughter was spending some time with her grandparents, the doorbell rang (it was the postman), we had a vacuum cleaner in the background and then the Paris sirens went off (I had no idea this happened in Paris!).
I cut out most of the interruptions, but they were very funny. The same sort of things (except the sirens) usually happen when I record the podcast with Reza. But with the magic of editing, you rarely hear them.
During our chat, we talk about Brexit, English tea, pangolins, teaching under COVID restrictions, living as an ex-pat in France and Spain, the worst jobs we’ve ever had and many other topics; some planned and some off the cuff (improvisado).
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