Saturday, January 26, 2008

Back again!

Been gone from here for a while as school has been so busy. Last week I had the kid's school production after school so I was late home 2 nights. I was so shattered by Friday I went to bed at half 6!

Had a great night last night - went to Australia day celebrations. You paid $40 and all food and drinks were included. We sat out in the sun drinking beer then danced all night. I really neede a good night out but I'm feeling a bit ragged today!

Also wnt to the orphanage yesterday morning. We had a laugh with the kids - they are so cute. But they were all a tired and sick with colds so they were quite hard work. I know the picture is not the best of me! But please bear in mind it's pushing mid 30C-40C at the moment and I was sweltering. Thought I'd put it in anyway.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Poor me

Feeling very sorry for myself. I've only been back for 3 days at school and I'm already ill. I had to take the day off yesterday and today. I hate being at home ill - there's nothing to do and I can't go out. Anyway enough moaning!

I'm not trying to count away my days but we only have 3 more weeks until half term holiday. I know we are so spolit! We're planning our trip to Singapore and Kuala Lumpa. I'm very excited to visit Malaysia. From speaking to people who worked there last year they think it's great. Everyone speaks English and it looks beautiful from photographs.

Anyway I should get back to lying on the coach. Gareth has got me the new Ugly Betty series and I am halfway through 24 so lots of TV watching to get through. I will try to get out this weekend and put some photos on here!

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Coming to an end

I'm very sad as I have to fly home tomorrow and this is our last day (possibly ever) in Australia. We went to see the cricket yesterday. I thought I would be bored out of my mind but we met up with a load of other teachers from Saigon and had a good laugh drinking beer in the sun. I can't believe I sat through 8 hours of the game and they still had 2 more days left to play. It's an insane sport for sure!

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Loving Sydney

New Year in Sydney was wonderful. We ate the most amazing prawns and oysters at our friend's house before going out to see the Harbour Bridge fireworks. They were fantastic and went on for ages. It was a great night but I was so shattered from a mammoth walk from Coogee Beach to Bondi and was yawning shortly after midnight. I'm not young enough to party all night any more!On New Year's day we went to Manly - a very nice beach but closed because of the crazy surf. It's also quite disconcerting to swim when every beach has its own shark watch helicopter circling all the time. We had a walk through a bush area which was great until I noticed all the massive spiders hanging in webs above us. The one in the photo was right above my head - not sure if he has massive eyes or pinchers?. I had some delicious octopus and chips as we watched the sun go down in the evening. We took the boat back into Sydney.
Today we went to the Blue Mountains by train. It was good to get out of the city and it was spectacular, with the most amazing views. We saw the famous 3 sisters - the rocks in the photo and walked through rain forest and creeks. We went up the mountain in the steepest funicular railway in the world. It was very freaky. I thought we were going to slide all the way down again and slip straight down into the rain forest below.