(I made it!)
27.11.2011 - 17.12.2011 19 °C
Well, the Christmas Holidays are finally here! This has been such a long term for me – much longer than in the UK because we started school earlier and October half term was three weeks earlier, which meant this half term has been 10 weeks long! However, we all made it to the end & I now have a fab holiday to look forward to – 8 days in Thailand followed by 12 days in the Philippines!
The strange thing is that, even though it has felt like a really long term it has also gone really quickly – I can’t believe it’s nearly Christmas! I think that’s partly because it doesn’t quite feel like Christmas, mostly because of the weather. It feels more like early Autumn in the UK, and the leaves are all still on the trees, so it can’t possibly be late enough in the year to be December!
The last three weeks have been really busy at school – writing reports has taken up a lot of time, and we’ve had our Christmas Performance of ‘Chinese Cinderella’, performed by Years 2, 4 and 5. Years 1, 3 and 6 will be doing the Chinese New Year performance, which is two weeks after the Christmas holidays. So it’ll be back to school for two weeks, then off for another two weeks, oh what a shame! Having said that, it’s then almost straight through until June, with only a long weekend in April and the first week of May off to break up the term a bit.
One of the highlights of the last three weeks was our work Christmas do last Saturday. We went to the Sheraton Hotel for the all you can eat buffet (paid for by school) & if we wanted the free-flow champagne or wine we had to pay ¥100 (£10) – not bad really! Lots of fantastic food, including lobster, lots of different types of seafood, steak, pizza, pasta, salad, sushi, tex-mex, dim sum, various different mains & lots of different deserts! After all the speeches were done at midday, we tucked in & had three hours of eating & drinking until they kicked us out. At which point, a fair few of us decided it was too early to go home & headed to McCawleys Irish pub for a couple of drinks, followed by a visit to Rapscallions round the corner for a few more drinks & a bit of a dance. It was a fab day & I had a great time! (Photos on FB!)
Now I’m really looking forward to my holiday(s) – really feel like I need a break. Which means I had probably better go and pack…