Thursday, March 29, 2007

A long, long night

I am doing parent conferences tonights. I started at half 3 and don't finish till half 7. It's a bugger of an evening. As usual some of the parents haven't bothered to show up. It's not like I want to be here either. Anyway it does give me time to mess about on the computer. Thank god it was fixed before this night or I would have been so bored.

I had a really good start to the week. I went to the gym 3 times. I am trying to get fit to get into a bikini. I only have 4 more days. But I don't care anymore as I just need a holiday. The kids are shattered and driving me mad. Tomorrow is a half day and the Easter bunny is coming. Great!

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Waste of time

Yesterday we woke up and got up at 7am!! Not good on a Saturday. We had to go to Toluca (a little town near here) to get our police check done for our new school. We were a bit jaded as we had been to see Lily Allen the night before and ended up being out till all hours. We got a lift with our friends - Ben and Maz (who are also moving to Vietnam) because they have a car. Ben and Gareth were a bit worse for wear as they had too much vodka, us girls weren't so bad but a bit tired from getting up so early with no sleep. We drove all the way there and found it was bloody closed. I was so pissed off. So it turns out we went all the way to a shit town just to have breakfast and come back. Big waste of time.

On the up side the concert was great. We met the band afterwards who were pretty cool but not Lily Allen, which is probably a good thing as she said she hated teachers and there were about 20 of us there. Good move! She was a precocious little madam but I suppose that's what makes her music like it is. Considering she boozed and smoked all through the concert I was surprised she had such a great voice. She did some excellent acoustic stuff. I was very impressed. All round a good night out.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

No electricity

We have had no electricity since last night (almost 24 hours)- at last it's back on. I have realised how much more productive I am without it. I came home and did the washing up, went to the shops to stock up on food (we had none after the weekend away which was a good thing as the freezer and fridge weren't working) and read a book. We should have a day without it each week. Here I am straight back on the computer sat in front of the telly!

I am reading an interesting book at the moment (a bit heavy) called The God Delusion. You've probably heard of it as it's been around in the news lately. The author is a biologist and puts forward his argument as to why there can be no god based on genealogy and analysis of human behaviour. One of the points he makes (that made me chuckle) was that if Jesus had been put to death in this day and age we would all be walking around wearing little electric chairs on chains round our necks. The analysis of the bible makes me realise how barbaric it is and how much god seemed to endorse going into various cities and abusing and killing the non-religious (children and animals included). One of my friends said today that it must be depressing to think there is nothing after death, but the way the book is written is very positive and leaves room to make your own decisions. I'm not sure what I believe but I definitely don't think organised religion makes you a good person and not having it makes you bad as many people appear to believe. Oh well enough serious talk! Better get dinner on as Gareth is at a parent evening and I want him to come home and relax.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Back to school blues

It was so painful having to get up for school this morning after chilling all weekend. I have a busy week as I am performing in the choir concert this Thursday and have to learn a piano, guitar and 3 cello parts tomorrow - I've kind of been putting it off for ages. I can't wait for the term to be over - just 8 more days then Costa Rica!

On the up side I had some great sushi for lunch from the tuck-shop - I am worried I might have it everyday it was so yum. So much for the diet!

Monday, March 19, 2007

Pie de la Cuesta

Aaah romantic sunset!
Views from the hotel
View from my hammock
Heading back on the bus (I wasn't very cheerful)
We have just got back from a long weekend at the beach. It's weekends like this that I realise why we are here. It was so relaxing and the weather was perfect. I ate octopus and prawns all day yesterday. Nothing better than lying in a hammock sleeping and eating all day - I managed to read 3 books and take many naps. Great!

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Being rubbish

I have been really rubbish at writing here. But everything has been so busy. I have been getting reports done and the kids are really tired after a long term with no half term holiday. I can't wait till this weekend - we are off to Pie de la Cuesta a little beach near Acapulco. It's really peaceful and has beautiful sunsets over the beach. I need a break so badly.

We went to see Razor Light this Monday. I felt really rebellious going out on a school night but we didn't stay too late and I took it easy on the beer. I am far too sensible than to risk a a hangover with 30 six year old kids screaming at me all day - it's really not nice.

At last I have updated this after meaning to all week - hopefully I will have some nice photos to put here after our weekend.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

International fair and Coldplay

We went to the school international fair yesterday. There are stands form all over the world with food from each country. I pigged out big time and was stuffed by the evening. It was roasting hot and we all had plenty of beer to cool us down which made me a bit groggy in the heat. In the evening we went to see Coldplay. I always really disliked their music. But I have a new found respect for them. Their performance was excellent - their music is so much better live. I felt a bit sorry for the security guys when Chris Martin jumped off into the crowd and he disappeared in the mob. Very daring to do that in Mexico - you never know what might happen! All round a great day and evening. I couldn't wait to get home to bed though after my day of excess.