Happy Mother’s day

Today is Queen Sirikit’s 85th birthday and in turn Mother’s day as well. Whenever there is a celebration in Thailand; our school tends to go all out, so this week we’ve hardly had any lessons as the student’s have been preparing for their celebrations. On the last day before the bank holiday weekend, everybody came…

A day in the life of a TEFL teacher

  Today is my Friday (I know it’s only Thursday), but it’s the King’s birthday tomorrow so we have the day off and we’re heading to Khao Yai National Park to do some camping over the bank holiday weekend. This week marks my 11th week of teaching, meaning I’m over the half way mark now…

TEFL in Thailand; the good, the bad and the ugly

I have been teaching in Thailand for 5 weeks now; I know, I can hardly believe how quickly the time has passed either. The last you heard from me was right after I’d completed my first week of being a bona fide TEFL teacher; I was a fresh-faced, naive graduate and I honestly had no…

Teaching in Bangkok-Alleh wah?!

Before I became a teacher I read so many articles and blogs discussing how respectful Thai kids are, how well behaved they are and how much they respect western teachers…can I move to their school please? As much as I have already fallen in love with a lot of my kids, a lot of them,…

Goodbye TEFL Heaven

I never realised just how difficult it would be to; take part in a full time teaching course, make new friends and socialise, spend time with Joe, keep in touch with family, move into a new apartment, prepare for a new career AND maintain my blog. Hence my blog has been suffering a little lately….

Farang Friday Feelin’

FRIYAAAAY! I realise that it’s not Friday right now, it is in fact Sunday which is rather depressing as there’s nothing worse than a Monday morning. I’ve never been a Friday feelin’ kind of girl, but after 6 months of zero responsibility, waking up at whatever time I like to do whatever I want all…

TEFL Heaven 2.0

As my second week on the island of Koh Chang is coming to a close, I can honestly say that I’m not ready to leave. I don’t want to go to work, I don’t want to leave my little bubble here- I’m having far too much fun. I’m not ready to go back to a…

TEFL Heaven

6 months ago, I quit my job, sold all of my things, packed my backpack and set off on a Β trip around South East Asia. 6 countries and countless amazing memories later, it’s all come to a close. No longer am I looking at a map or hunting for bargain flight prices to see where…