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Day 4

Time lags, frames, and zones. Oh My!

Call me dense but I just figured it out, lol. This forum is British. (what a dunce, lol)

I figured that most of the users where from England but when my new post was slated for Saturday, and as of right now its still only 7:00pm on Friday on the east coast... well that just put it all together for me. My powers of deduction are second to none, as you see by this stroke of genius.

But it is really a pleasant discovery for me as I am making plans to travel over seas very soon. Perhaps even before the middle of the year. In fact, Monday I am going to apply to renew my passport. Only thing remaining is the money for the trip.

I had a woodworking shop that I closed down last year due to an injury and I have a few nice woodworking machines I will sell to finance the trip.

I will be traveling in Spain mostly in the hopes of finding a job teaching English. I speak Spanish and English fluently so I am optimistic that I will find something.

So here is to the new year!

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  • Anon de Plume Anon de Plume
    65 months ago

    England? You mean Europe? I'm not in England...but also not Scotland, Spain, Italy or France, or Wales...or Belgium, Germany...

    I never thought about how the time zone affects journals being published. It's interesting to hear it from your side. I know Salt Lick used to publish around my midnight time and she was happy someone else was online, which I guess for her late evening is my early morning...

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  • Whats Next Whats Next
    65 months ago

    I noticed that most of the place names mentioned in some of the posts are English names I just figured...

    Are you in Europe?

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  • Anon de Plume Anon de Plume
    65 months ago

    Yup.

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  • Whats Next Whats Next
    65 months ago

    Very cool!

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  • Aussiemale Aussiemale
    65 months ago

    Australia here, well most of the time anyway! I have noticed that the time you post affects the number of readers you tend to get as well. Many people appear to only look back to the start of the day so if you post late in the day as far as Europe is concerned, you will have less people likely to read your post than if you post early in the day. All depends whether having lots of readers is important to you or whether you are posting for you!

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  • LillyMae LillyMae
    65 months ago

    England? Really? I'm not English, I'm Scottish. British does not equal English. Tut tut! :D

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  • Hachiko Hachiko
    65 months ago

    Happy new year to you!! Could not help but wanting to comment on your entry as I am Spanish (living in London) and a language teacher (former English teacher abroad), if you could do a TESOL course before your trip that would probably give you a better chance. Also, you could look into vacancies in this page: http://www.cactuslanguagetraining.com. I have been working for them for over five years now and they pay quite well, at least in London. You could also check: Todoele.es for more jobs and really it depends on which city you will be working in you could search locally...you have a great advantage being a native speaker and possibly will be able to charge more than other people, which is good. Anyway, if you need any further info just message me. Good luck with your travels!

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  • Anon de Plume Anon de Plume
    65 months ago

    What a selfless and kind comment Hachiko!

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  • Whats Next Whats Next
    65 months ago

    LillyMae; I stand SOOO corrected. I should have known better. I am a history teacher as well and that was such a screw up. I get rather upset when people say America and don't include the rest of the continent. It's a common and understandable mistake but still, and mostly made by Americans, lol. See what I did there?

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  • Whats Next Whats Next
    65 months ago

    Hachiko, a million thanks!! Un millon de grasias!

    I will check out both of those resources and I am anxious to talk to you.

    One of my main goals is to get a Spanish citizenship and I think that I will be able to as my grandmother was born in Pamplona. Spanish law has an exception for descendants of Spanish citizens.

    Again, thanks for the information.

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  • Anon de Plume Anon de Plume
    65 months ago

    Don't forget you can message privately if you follow each other - it'll keep your anonymity more intact.

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  • Whats Next Whats Next
    65 months ago

    high 5 there Anon!

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  • Anon de Plume Anon de Plume
    65 months ago

    ;)

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  • LillyMae LillyMae
    65 months ago

    LOL I'll let you off :)
    I'm not actually anti-English; my beloved grandmother was English and my mum was born in England too. It just gets my goat when when people think Britain = English especially insitus such as Andy Murray...when he loses at tennis, he's considered Scottish but when he won Wimbledon he was considered British. It's like the rest of the country doesn't like the Scots when we are doing badly, but if we've done good, well we'll forget they are Scottish and claim them as British.

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  • Waiting for a life Waiting for a life
    65 months ago

    Fyi I am not british/english either. I wish you good luck in this new year.

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  • Hermelino Hermelino
    65 months ago

    Good luck with your plans. I don't want to be pessimistic here, but Spain is currently in a really bad shape economically. I live in England and a ton of my collegues come from Spain as there's no work to be had there - I work a software-related field, so most of these collegues are computer scientists/programmers. The good news is that the English of many of these guys is pretty aweful, or at least was aweful when they came here, and that they do need teaching. The bad news is that all of whom I know did brush up their English skills from within the UK. But good luck with the search. If you get stuck with your search I can ask some of my 'native' collegues if they have any advice.

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