Monday, 22 August 2011

Out of the window

Cropped images from photos I took last week in Phitsanulok.

The start of another week

Every Monday afternoon I seem to have a very noisy Grade 1 class. Today was different, they were very good and actually tried speaking English with me. I even got them to learn a role play and practice speaking whilst I listened. Maybe a break through day with them I hope. At the end of the lesson one of the students gave me two tiny birds he had made, very sweet. So a good start to the week.

I hope you all have a great week!


Saturday, 13 August 2011

Doughnut filled weekend

Some pictures taken from our trip to the city this weekend. The highlights being the box of doughnuts and buying two skirts for £4 at the Market :)

1. View of a temple from our hotel room
2. The pool we had to ourselves
3. Doughnuts.. Mmmm. Not all mine I swear!
4. Skirt detail
5. The quickest buy ever.. Saw on a rail and bought in about 2 minutes.

I hope you are all having a great weekend :)


Monday, 8 August 2011

The past few weeks.....

A random collection from the past few weeks here:
1. The sun coming through the clouds
2. A rain cloud passing over the school
3. Cakes at the local market
4. Students
5. Waiting in the hall for the students
6. The school is full of trees, great for shading from the hot sun
7. One of the lizards that pop up every evening outside our window
8. Little men on a boat

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Active weekend

So I was making tea last night and suddenly spotted one of our students out of the window. He was standing at the top of this tree, (this tree is about 30ft so he was pretty high up). He is only holding on with one hand and trying to drop fruit onto the ground with a stick. I can't believe a. The students are allowed to do this and b. That they are not scared!

At any time of the day here you will find students working in the fields, cleaning and hanging around at the top of trees. I have been woken up many mornings at 5am by students sweeping the ground outside the flat. They are so active and spent most of their time outdoors- they must do 14hr days everyday. Although in every classroom you will find at least one student asleep in lessons.

My weekend on the other hand was not very active. On Saturday we rode to the shop and that was about it. I spent most of the weekend, relaxing outside, reading and eating.

So it's the start of another week... Have a great one!


Thursday, 4 August 2011

Happy weekend

My bicycle ( very slow to ride, but it has a basket! )

Refreshing sweet, ice cold lemon drink ( made at the school )

I cant believe another week has finished, but very happy at the thought of a lie in tomorrow.
This weekend I want to:

- finish my current book ' wind up bird chronicle' it's so brilliant and detailed but soo long.
- start on a new book
- draw
- clean ( clothes and the flat desperately need cleaning )
- ride to the shops
- sleep lots
- oh and eat aswell :)

This week I have found some great blog posts which I wanted to share with you.

1. I want to live here ~ Compai blog

2. All of the blog posts on here ( because I want to go to Japan ) ~ kristinemachine blog

3. Food here ~ amazing fried chicken at oh joy blog ( luckily you can get some great fried chicken in Thailand!)

4. DIY projects here ~ at howaboutorange blog

5. Great, mad idea here ~ found through design milk blog

Hope you have a happy weekend!

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Tuesday, 2 August 2011

A trip into town

At the moment it seems to be raining most of the time. Luckily at the weekend the sun came out for a while and we managed to borrow a motorcycle to ride into town. Its about 15 minutes away and the views are beautiful. The area is surrounded by mountains and rice fields. Below are some photos I took on our way..

Monday, 1 August 2011

The start of another week..

A photo of our breakfast yesterday- cereal, toasted raisin bread with marmalade and a big cup of tea. I love the cute trays the school gave us when we first got here. They remind me of lunchtime at primary school.

I hope you had a great weekend. Mine was spent mostly sleeping and eating. Although on Saturday I sat in a hall waiting around for about 5 hours then listening to a language I don't understand for 2 hours. I can't believe it is August already and the start of a new week. I have just finished lessons for the day... My last lesson was spent breaking up a lovers tiff which started in the middle of class. So an eventful start to the week.

I hope you have a great week......