Back in Blighty
What a busy five weeks! We’ve visited a vast array of friends and family, eaten a terrible number of pies, pastries, cakes and biscuits, and been constantly amazed at how beautiful, green, clean and sensible England is. We even popped up to Scotland and it was even more beautiful than England! Lauren loved it so […]
Lovely holiday at Les Manguiers in Kampot. We kayaked, went caving and swam in the river. Evenings were cool and the company was the best.
Bangkok Finger Op
Spent the weekend in Bangkok having Matt’s finger re-broken and re-set, as Cambodia doesn’t have a specialist hand orthopaedic surgeon. All went well, not just the hospital visit but the flights there and back too. Just Matt and me, no Cath to tell us which queue to wait in or which plane to get on!
Cheese is expensive in Cambodia, and the range is quite limited, so Cath thought she’d have a go at making her own. We’ll let you know how it turns out. Update: Cath made the cheese into a paneer curry and it was delicious!
A Sunday without a Monday
During the maelstrom of lesson prep, grading and report writing that is term time, Sundays provide a welcome respite. Time to put away the work of the week and focus on more important things. But as the sun begins its descent and the shadows lengthen, thoughts turn inevitably to tomorrow’s timetable, and what we’re teaching […]
Having spent two hours last night failing to order pizza delivery for Cath’s birthday last night, we were immensely happy to notice this new banner, 100m from our house, for ‘opening soon’ Pizza NZ, across from the park on street E. It ‘s a two-person team: Dimey looks after the customers whilst mum Maly makes mozzarella […]
It’s grim up North…
The wintry view from the window of the ‘Jars of Clay’ coffee house – brrr! (‘Fog’ illusion provided by dust from the dirt road, ‘snow’ courtesy of 10,000 tiny moths, cold chill on the back of my neck by Panasonic.)
Church Retreat at Bronze Lake
The majority of the congregations of ICF North and South headed to Bronze Lake, an extremely well-appointed hotel about three hours from Phnom Penh. Activities included swimming & water slides, tennis, cycling and a zip line across the lake. Both mind and body were well fed, with the theme ‘Wisdom’ being explored through Job and […]
Bonfire Night 2015
This year we celebrated November 5th on the land opposite the new HOPE North campus. Staff and parents, British and ‘other’ brought a range of traditional winter foods to celebrate the attempted annihilation of King and Parliament. We had a great evening – massive thank you to everyone who helped make it a memorable evening.
The Walking Market
Every sunday, Chiang Mai will shut off several streets from traffic and transform the area into a huge colourful market. There’s cheap streetfood, incredible art and beautiful clothes all for sale, and prices range from 10 to 400 baht but little over. The food areas are seperate and easy to spot and access down the […]