Right now I'm doing a diploma in teaching English to adults (DELTA), specialising in teaching academic English, at International House, Covent Garden, London. Hard work but I hope it will make me more employable and enable me to break into teaching English for Academic Purposes (EAP).
I'm living in Kilburn, an area popular with the Irish so there are lots of 'genuine' Irish pubs.
On Saturday night I went out with my landlady to a bar called The Castle in neighbouring Cricklewood to see an Irish band called the Wolfe Tones. As I like folk music it was a good night for tunes: the lyrics however were a little too 'rebel based' for me. For example we sang along to 'The rifles of the IRA', and the words of another went like this:
'The devil is dead, the devil is dead and he's buried in Kilarney, others say he rose again and joined the British army.'
Never a dull moment in London.