28 February 2014

Just a quickie

We've had some lovely well wishes for Mr John, following my last post so a big thank you to everyone.  It's been a fairly quiet week other than the excitement of the new job so I didn't think I'd have anything to say today.  And then we went for dinner last night.

For ages I've been saying that Taan (Tom's mum and head chef at the corner shop) has been spoiling Mr John.  I'm sure his bowls of food are slightly bigger than mine and last night confirmed my suspicions!  She delivered a complementary bowl of French fries.  It's the first time this has happened and with the language barrier we're not sure if it's the last but he thoroughly enjoyed them as they contained a good selection of crispy ones. 

Today is the last day for the kids at Mr Johns' school as they'll have finished all their exams.  Next month is meant to be used for planning for next year - even though none of the teachers know what classes they'll be teaching and if they have the same again, then they already have their lesson plans from this year.

Mr John saw the Director yesterday to tell him that he was leaving.  The Director invited him to a goodbye celebration at the school today starting at 5:30pm.  It was the first Mr John had heard of this gathering and, on getting back to the office, found that none of the other foreign teachers knew about it either.  A classic example of the lack of communication.

Anyway, it's a quiet weekend for us.  We're still tracking the protests in Bangkok which don't look like ending anytime soon but thankfully it's all still quiet here in sleepy Chan.  Hope you all have a lovely weekend and wherever you are in the world, the weather is kind to you.


  1. I'm hoping Mr John can show some restraint...or else we'll have to increase the visits to the gym!


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