Interview with an Unwilling Expat

This interview took place on camera in Italian. Luckily for you, I'm a bit more coherent in written English ...
This interview took place on camera and in Italian. Luckily for you, I’m a bit more coherent in written English …

Months and months and *months* ago, I received an email from Rochelle of Unwilling Expat, asking if I’d be interested in doing an interview for her blog. I shot her a quick email back, saying yes, why not? – and promptly forgot all about it.

Forward a month or so, and Rochelle sends me an email apologising for the delay, and including the questions she’d like to ask if I’m still up for it. I file it away for later – and promptly forget about it again.

Clearing out my inbox a month or so on again, I find said forgotten email. Swearing lightly under my breath, I copy and paste the questions into a text file and – (are you spotting a theme yet?) – forget about them for a third time.

A couple of weeks later, I finally get round to completing the interview. I check it through for errors, mail it back to Rochelle and (you know what’s coming, yes?) wipe all memory of it from my mind.

So it was a lovely surprise when, at the beginning of this week, Rochelle emailed me to wish me a Happy Christmas and to let me know that the interview was going to go up on the 19th (i.e. today). And it was an even lovelier surprise to read what I’d written. At this point in December, when it’s cold and rainy and my brain is exhausted from coming up with exciting ideas for lessons over the last three months of term, it’s good to be reminded of the things that I love about living here in Catania.

Go on: have a read. I think you’ll see what I mean.

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4 Responses to Interview with an Unwilling Expat

  1. Better late than never …
    I’m happy you got around to it. Perhaps you are really becoming Sicilian, working on a Sicilian timetable you were actually quite efficient ;-) Buone Feste.
    Rochelle Del Borrello´s last post ..Blogging around the world with Kate from Driving Like a Maniac

  2. Krista says:

    I so enjoyed the interview, Kate! :-) After all these years of reading your words, it was lovely to learn how you got started. :-)
    Krista´s last post ..A Hungarian Christmas and Bear’s Boozy Cherry Chocolate Cake

  3. Thanks for reading, Krista! I always love hearing about other people’s blog beginnings, so I’m glad you enjoyed it :)

  4. Haha Rochelle! There was once a time when I was early for everything. Five years in southern Italy has seen to that ;) Buon Anno Nuovo!

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