Simple English ~ Nicola Prentis

Thoughts on ELT, English and whatever else comes into my head

That’s not me!

Reading tips on how to spot an abusive relationship and get out early is, I fear, something you only benefit from in hindsight. I’d be willing to bet far fewer … Continue reading

May 30, 2013 · Leave a comment


A night out with friends in Istanbul in 2007 was a thing of tension. I’d watch the clock and my phone with growing unease. The sentinels of my evening, they … Continue reading

May 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Defiant in Istanbul

Two and a half years after leaving Istanbul, I came back to visit with one main theme: defiance. And I’ll leave on Tuesday with the wind rather knocked out of … Continue reading

May 26, 2013 · 5 Comments