It's been a pretty busy couple of weeks here but things are settling down now for a short spell so I hope to be able to get some painting done.
The rushed state of affairs was brought about by my having been asked, about two months ago, to do a 'teach the teachers' seminar on behalf of the local Board of Education. Its purpose was to give Japanese elementary school teachers a few tools to make them a little more confident teaching English, either in their own classes or in a team-teaching environment with a native English speaker.
As Japan will be increasing its focus on English language learning at elementary school level over the next couple of years, there is a bit of a push on to get teachers up to speed.
Anyway, the seminar seemed to go over quite well, which was pleasing. There were a couple of areas I could have improved on, but on the whole it was worth the time and effort.
And now that it's done, I might just have a short window of time to catch up on some painting (if the motivation holds!) before I need to start preparing for the next thing I have to do!