Saturday, 30 March 2013
We've finished school for a three week holiday before the third term. Woo hoo! Jouni and I are going down to the coast. We have a favourite place to stay there called 'The Beach Crab'. Here's some photos from the last time we were there:
Friday, 29 March 2013
Thursday, 28 March 2013
these? I've been wanting to have a go at making charms like this for a while and I finally came across some air dry clay in a supermarket here:
Wednesday, 27 March 2013
A potential employer asked me to put together a PowerPoint on the topic of 'Teaching and Learning in my classroom'. I took some photos of us doing the usual stuff we do day to day and I thought that you might also be interested to see some of the activities we often do.
After I'd taken the photos my husband told me that PowerPoint presentations don't usually have many pictures in them. Who knew! I honestly haven't made a PowerPoint presentation since I was in school and I have never actually presented one to somebody.
Tuesday, 26 March 2013
Monday, 25 March 2013
Sew Liberated and Do Small Things With Love. I was a bit scared to cut the t-shirts: I would've felt so bad if I messed it up! But it turned out fine. I then started to plait yellow and white for the centre of the rug (or BRAID if you are American).
Sunday, 24 March 2013
Saturday, 23 March 2013
Monday, 18 March 2013
I've been applying to roughly one job a week, which may not sound like a lot, but when you consider that some of them require an eight page application form and an essay on why you want to work for their company, perhaps you can see why I can't do more than that and also do my job and try to HAVE A LIFE.
Most of the jobs I applied to I haven't heard from yet but I did get OFFERED a job in Singapore. It was for a cool English school and I liked them but I turned it down because of the working hours: it was evenings and all day on Saturdays and Sundays. They gave a weekend during the week instead, but I declined because I thought I'd really never see my husband, ever, and what are the chances of making cool friends who also have a Wednesday-Thursday weekend?
I applied for a job in South Korea and they made me write a letter about why I wanted to work for them on THURSDAY NIGHT to get onto a short list for interview. I made it onto the short list and have an interview coming up later in the week (Friday I think). The school seems cool but I'm not sure how I'd do going from eighteen weeks holiday a year to four, like most people!
Basically all this job hunting is exhausting and I hope I get a cool job soon so that we aren't homeless next year.