Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Busy bee

Here are some photos of the past few weeks. Some from Melanie's wedding, some of us in the pub after and see if you can spot the one of me the morning after. It's not hard.
I know I haven't written for ages. It's been crazy at work and it just seems to get busier. I wasn't in school today after catching some horrible bug from the kids. I should be back in tomorrow though. With reports and meetings, meetings, meetings it ever seems to stop and if I miss a day it really piles up. At least I got some admin stuff done today without kids poking and tapping me on the shoulder every 2 minutes.
I'm really looking forward to next year. Nothing was saved last year so I had to write everything from scratch. Now it's all saved on the computer it just means changing it a little which will make my life so much easier. It's always nice to have a new bunch of teachers around too. Not trying to wish my life away though - I have Gem's wedding and a trip trough Thailand to look forward to first. Less than 6 weeks to go now!

Friday, May 02, 2008

Free night out

Went out for our freebie buffet last night. It was free-flow wine and delicious food for hours! We both have a bit of a headache today after taking advantage of the free wine - it's very expensive to buy good wine here and this was good stuff so we just went crazy. We started on the roof-top 23 floors up where you can look right out across the city and we had some cocktails. Then we went down to the restaurant where the seafood and meats were amazing. I just wish we hadn't got full - I'm sure we'll go back though. It's a great place to take visitors. After the meal we went to Vascos - a bar in town in an old opium refinery - it's a really nice place. One downside is I always meet parents there. I suppose at least they always lay on the drinks - and they are just as embarassed at seeing me there too. I'm off to get croissants and coffee to wake us up!

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Melanie's Hen Night

Meant to put these pictures on ages ago but since we've been beack from the UK it's been really crazy! Last Saturday was Melanie's hen night (teacher in my team at school). We went for the most amazing buffet at the Sheraton - ate so much seafood! Then we met up with some other people in a very cheesy pub in town. Good night but had a killer headache the next morning. I was fit for nothing and ate take-out all day!
The first week back at school was a bit of a killer but made more positive by the fact that we only had to teach a 2 day week after that. So we've only been back at school for 7 days and we already have half term! Gareth and I decided to take it easy and stay in the city. A good choice as it's been really quiet while everyone else escapes. The weather has been rubbish so I'm glad we didn't waste money going to the beach.
We went to the orphanage yesterday. We walked in and a lady dumped a tiny baby on Gareth straight away. He looked really scared - the first baby he's ever held - but he did really well and got it to drink all the milk - even changed it's nappy. Played with the toddlers for a bit then both went hope feeling really minging - Gareth with puke and me with poo on my t-shirt. So much for doing good!

Had a massage yesterday and we're off to the Sheraton (me and Gareth) for the buffet again - a freebie from one of my kids. Planning to have cocktails on the roof-top tarrace then pig out all night! I will take some photos and put them on tomorrow.