General, Travel

Friday Favourites: Favourite European Cities

colosseum_at_night_-_wide_angleA couple of weeks ago, a fortnight to be exact, I re-started my plan to make Friday Favourites a regular thing on my blog. So, now as I have the whole writing and scheduling posts a little in advance thing down, I am going to try and commit to doing this more often. Last time, I wrote a post on my favourite cities in the UK. This week, I am widening the net to Europe.

Friday favourites is a fortnightly post featuring travel tips, guides, advice, and thoughts based on my travel experiences!  Continue reading “Friday Favourites: Favourite European Cities”

Books, General, Travel

Bout of Books – Day 6

In Thailand, every year they have Children’s day on the second Saturday in January. For all those Maths whizz’s that means today. Today is children’s day. The park/lake in town is holding a big event for schools, and all the children are going to be there. Which if course means, so are the teachers. It’s a little strange getting ready to go to work on a Saturday for a job that’s normally Monday to Friday! I have absolutely no clue what today will entail, I just know there will be a lot of Thai children running, singing, and dancing, and that there will be stalls (I have heard a fabulous rumour that one will be offering free ice-cream) dotted around the place that each school is responsible for. Continue reading “Bout of Books – Day 6”

Books, General, Travel

Bout of Books – Day 5

I’m just going to get straight in there with the important stuff. Yesterday, we made fajitas. And not ‘we gave it a go but they don’t have anything to make it properly here’ fajitas, actual flipping fajitas. They were as marvellous a I could have hoped they would be.

Yesterday was actually just a good day all round. I lost it in front of a class – not shouting though, giggling – after two students did a stupid dance/slap off and I couldn’t stop myself laughing. At the front. When I was supposed to be leading a game of ‘Teacher says…’ and singing ‘Heads, shoulder, knees, and toes’. And I read, really read. I shifted through around 200 pages of Order of the Phoenix, and read the whole of Out of the Blue! Continue reading “Bout of Books – Day 5”