In pursuit of excellence, or pleasure vs pain

Yes, it's been an odd year so far. School closures for six months have put a crimp in my translation time, and I'm sure I don't need to tell you about the effort it's taken to coerce a 14- and a 12-year-old into getting some exercise and doing something constructive every day we've been cooped up together without us all imploding. And I've so missed being in a foreign country: those first forays into a local supermarket where you spot all kinds of things you never see at home, the joy of deciphering a menu, and if you're a bit more fluent, a sneaky earwig of nearby conversations. When I'm translating though, it always feels a little like a holiday: words from a different land can conjure up

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