Friday, June 27, 2008

End of term

The end of term is finally here. This week has dragged on and it feels great to be finished. I just went to have an amazing massage - given to me by the parents in my class. I still have 2 more in the package they gave me. This massage place (Apothacaire) is so great it would be worth a trip to Vietnam alone! I feel totally chilled out and ready for my holiday.

I have to pack now for Thailand. I need to buy a suitcase tomorrow as mine is very heavy and we only have 15kg allowance. I've never left packing so late - we leave on Sunday. Hopefully I will be able to post lots of good photos from now on...

Saturday, June 21, 2008

End of year party

Went to our end of term party last night. It was grat fun but we're all a bit worse for wear today. For me it's been three nights out in a row and I feel really shattered. I can't wait to go on holiday and really get a rest.

Friday, June 20, 2008


Bought a lovely new ornament for the house. I spotted this buddha ages back and have wanted to buy it. I saved up last month and finally splashed out. I'm running out of space to put all my things though, so I suppose I'll just have to save up and buy some more nice furniture!

School's out celebrations!

Had a good night last night. We went to a party organised for the end of term - we have some really talented teachers who put on a bit of music. On Thursday we had our management dinner at the Sheriton buffet. The food is amazing, I ate tons of seafood, and it's free-flow wine all night. I was very well behaved and was the only one without a headache at school the next day.

We're almost at the end of term! I can't wait for holidays. I am so excited to go to Thailand. We plan to shop in Bangkok and meet up with my uni friend, Emma, who teaches there; walk through the mountains and temples in Chiang Mai; then scuba dive and drink cocktails on the beach. Yey!

We have another party tonight put on by the school for everyone who works there including guards, office people, cleaners... Apparantly the Vietnamese staff get quite drunk - as it's all free and they don't normally touch alcohol. Looking forward to getting dressed up, but I'm not sure how I'm going to do my third night out in a row.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Almost holiday time

Just 3 more weeks of school. When I write it down it seems like a really long time left we are all ready for a holiday including the kids.  Been so busy with school stuff so not much news. Hopefully I should have lots of great pictures when we go traveling in Thailand. I'm so excited!

Been out shopping for house stuff and painting things this weekend. Seen some lovely furniture and think I'm going to splash out this week!  It's so cheap to pick up all the paints and canvases - about 20 quid for the lot. It's great! I am doing some stuff from Mexico - photos I took with a painting in mind and never got round to doing them.  It's nice to have a hobby and feel like I'm doing something other than work. It's very relaxing. 
Just bought this table runner thing to protect my cabinet that's getting scratched like crazy.
Here are my paintings part finished. I will be able to show finished pieces soon hopefully!