I graduated from the University of Sheffield with BA in Honours Spanish and an MA in Applied Linguistics. After teaching Spanish in Victoria, British Columbia, for a number of years I returned to the UK where I taught Spanish at a variety of schools in Kent. I was a GCSE and A Level examiner with several Exam Boards. In 2009 my wife and I walked the Camino Francés – the 800kms Pilgrim Route from St Jean Pied de Port to Santiago de Compostela. I am currently preparing an PhD dissertation on the Fazienda de Ultramar, an early 13th century Spanish manuscript.