After an early morning airport dash and my lovely dad driving all the way to Heathrow to get me, I am now safe in my own bed at home and looking forward to a night of sleep that’s not in a dilapidated hotel room in a terrible area of town. A room where I can’t hear constant […]
I’m not a quitter. I am stubborn and strong minded, I hate showing signs of weakness, I hate asking for help and I hate giving in. This, however, is different. Here is how I learnt an expensive and upsetting life lesson. This is no literary masterpiece as I am writing it very quickly whilst packing […]
chào mừng ngày nhà giáo Việt Nam! Not content with celebrating Christmas Day, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Women’s Day , Children’s Day, Easter, Independence Day, Reunification Day, Tet, Lantern Festival, the anniversaries of various kings, Workers’ Day and a whole host of lunar and Buddhist related days, the Vietnamese have had Teachers’ Day for 30 years. And in true […]
When you live in a country where bag snatching is common, or when you move countries a lot and miss the benefits of a phone contract with free upgrades, this is what happens: Everybody buys the cheapest phone available here, for a cool 500,000 VND you get this stylish mobile device. This is just in […]
(On reflection I think I might have already posted this before, oh well two’s a charm)
I got one of my teenage classes to write cover letters to apply for jobs. This one wrote to be my PA. Am I that transparent? Obviously she was hired immediately.
My next job starts in January in Casablanca. The sea!
My favourite collection of tenses; the future, including the oft neglected and awkward sounding future perfect continuous. This time in one week I will have been working in Vietnam for one year. This time in two weeks I will have finished working at my main employer, the private language school. This time in three weeks […]
There are now 8 people living in my house and 6 of them have resigned a contract to stay another yeah. One of the results of this was that we now have three house pets; 1 fish, 1 kitten and 1 puppy. I was rather apprehensive about all of the pets, I love animals and […]