Saturday, September 30, 2006

Mainly Sleeping

This week I have been mainly sleeping. I have been going to bed before 9 every night. I don't know what's wrong with me but I could sleep for England. So not much news apart from work and sleep. Hopefully next week will be more productive.

Had a good night out, after taking all evening to decide whether to go out or not. I was in a real indecisive mood and ended up having get ready (out of my gym stuff) in half an hour - not long enough to get in and out of 10 outfits and decide whether to wear my hair up or down aaargh! But it all worked out. We had cocktails at a friends - everyone brought a bottle and we all took turns to mix up juice, fruit, alchohol and ice etc. Strangely I feel fine today although I am a bit hangover hungry, so I can't wait to go out for a good pasta lunch.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Computer Geek

I have changed the look of my blog. I feel very proud of myself because I did it without the help of Gareth - who knows all about computer stuff. It took quite a long time but was the perfect, quiet cure for my stinking hangover. Gem if you want to try it you can get some good patterns and colours from this site called Citrus Moon.

I'm feeling better now. We were meant to be going to a friend's house in town for a party but we decided against it. It's going to be a load of people we don't really know very well. We would have had to mingle and make the effort to introduce ourselves, so we chickened out and are having Jo over for dinner. I'm making chilie con carne with one of the last packets I brought back for England. Mum can you send me some please and some chocolate if you're feeling really generous xxx!

Black Widow

This is what I found in our garden yesterday. It was really fat and black with the red markings and was guarding a great big egg sac. It looked really mean so I looked up the name on the internet. It's a black widow spider. It's quite poisoness but hardly anyone dies from the bite so that's good to know!

This is really typical of Mexico. My friend just bought a car, so the insurance guy came to meet him at school. They got into the insurance guy's car, which he proceeded to ram into a parent's car infront, doing quite a bit of damage. He then paid off the parent in cash and went on his way. So much for promoting insurance! In this country you can pay your way out of anything if you have the cash.

Feeling a bit rough today. We had a big night out last night. 8 of us went to Mumba Rumbas - a salsa dancing place. The margaritas were amazing but I don't feel so great now. I'm heading back to bed to watch episodes of Friends.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

It's only Tuesday... but it's all good!

Having a really good week. I feel really organised and unstressed at work. I have been to the gym twice already and have an easy day tomorrow. Going to the gym is so good - I sleep like a baby after having some fitfull, sleepless nights (don't know why).

Just watched a 4 day marathon of Sex and the City. It always makes me want to get all dressed up and go out so it's a good thing we're off dancing this weekend. I can't wait to go out. I have been ill for all the weekends since school has started or everyone has been out of the city - so I'm loving the idea of a girly night. Don't want to wish my life away but I can't wait. If I can get in my skinny jeans by Friday, after trying to loose my London chocolate weight, I will buy me a new top!

Friday, September 15, 2006


Really disappointed tonight. We were having 6 people over for dinner but one by one they have done something else. I was really sad because I had made such an effort. The day before I made an improbably massive cake and burned myself in the process! And I just went out shopping to get ready for tonight and was really looking forward to cooking for everyone. Never mind!

Gareth is amazing and has got me the last Sex and the City series. I love that program. I know it's unrealistic but it's great. It just makes me miss my girlfriends back home lke crazy. Anyway to make up for my let down we are in the process of drinking a bottle of wine, eating pringles and eating my cake. I just made mojitos (a cuban cocktail) and if I say so myself they're bloody good.

Independence Day

Great day at school. The Mexicans really know how to celebrate. We had a big performance of dancing, military marching and singing of the national anthem. All the children looked amazing in their costumes. They sell the most amazing stuff here for kids and it's so cheap. I'm definitely buying a load of kids costumes before I leave Mexico.

Most of the kids went home at the end of the performance - about half eleven. I was left with 1 kid who really wanted to stay. So we put them all together and did art all afternoon. Easy day and now it's the weekend! Got people coming for dinner tonight - making Thai curry. Must go out and shop for food.

Thursday, September 14, 2006


A lot of my kids are learning English so csometimes say ambiguous things. Today I almost yelled at a naughty kid. When I asked him what he would bring to a picnic he shouted really loud "CRAP". I was about to get mad when I realised he meant crab. Who brings that to a picnic?

Independence Day is tomorrow - so a really easy one for me. The kids dress-up, dance and get fed loads of sweets so it's not much fun for us when they are returned to class in the afternoon and we are expected to teach. I'm hoping to get most of them to leave early with their parents. Then the weekend. Great!

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Busy, busy

Been rushed off my feet this week. At last I think I can take a breath and relax. I am still snotty but woke up this morning feeling a million times better. I think if I saw a doctor he would tell me to rest my voice - impossible as a nagging teacher. This weekend I will take it easy and try to chat less - Gareth will love it.

We've already done 3 weeks back at school it's gone so quickly. Got my meet the teacher night tomorrow - where the parents of the kids in my class come and meet me. I have to talk to all of them at once. I hate it. It's so wierd because I'm fine in any other situation but every year this gets me all nervous. They really sit and stare at you not saying anything. I have to do all the talking and sound like I know what I'm talking about. Thank god it will be over soon. Then the weekend - I can't wait.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Friday, September 01, 2006

Snotty Kids

My kids have been sneezing all over me at school this week. Now I have their cold. I went to bed last night at 7pm after moaning anout my sore throat all afternoon. Gareth was great and cooked me dinner then washed up too. Feel better today but have had to cancel going out dancing, which I was really looking forward to. Never mind tomorrow night is our friends' engagement party so I have that to look forward to!