A Massive Grovel
I have rightly had my knuckles rapped by Dima at the BBC Learning English head office for being noticeably absent over the past week, and now I must make my apologies to all my online students: I am so, SO sorry for not writing here sooner, it’s just been so hectic, and I finally crashed and burned after coming back from China. As they say: ‘What goes up must come down!’
So I went on and on with no sleep and loads of coffee, and tried to keep going until the end of term, then started flailing! I officially lost my pseudo-Buddhist calm last week when I came into the office and started fighting an imaginary punchbag with great aggression.
The stress, the frustration: it all finally got to me. So, I’m sorry for not writing sooner.
I hope that you’re all well, and I look forward to posting something interesting later on.
Best wishes to you all; I really look forward to getting back in contact with everyone - it's so special to be able to write here, and to be able to 'speak' with people from all over the world, so thank you for your patience.
• to grovel = to get down on your knees and say sorry
• to rap someone’s knuckles = (used metaphorically) to lightly hit someone on the back of the hand as a warning against bad behaviour
• to crash and burn = to fail utterly through exhaustion
• to flail = to struggle in doing whatever you’re trying to do
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