I'm doing very well, thank you He hasn't been on DA in a while, and I'm afraid I haven't either Been going to school and working now So I'm doing well And he's been working as well, with his crazy hours. It's his birthday this Saturday How have you been?
Oh how awesome - what are you learning - what's your job (if you can say without risk)? Please do give my love to Azza for his birthday tomorrow - I miss our little chats that we used to have before a beautiful and younger woman came over from Canada and stole his heart from me Yes, his hours are bad aren't they? I've been working for the past 5 weeks and have 2 more weeks to go. Then 3 weeks off, then 2 weeks back working. Then holidays with David and hopefully no more work until September. Just doing holiday relief jobs - most of the work I've done before but the 4 weeks I'm in the middle of now was all new to me. I *love* this job faaaar more than my usual one! Otherwise all is well in my world, thank you
I'm studying to be an EA (Education Assistant) and have been doing some relief work in schools as well And he says thank you Had quite a big night celebrating with all the gang here What's your job? Those shifts are quite odd great that you get a few weeks off though, it's like the education department breaks
Oh that's wonderful, I had a friend who was an EA for about 20 years but she retired recently. I hope you continue to love it! I'm glad the birthday celebrations went well My work is only holiday relief so I just get called in when one of the staff is taking leave - or long-term sick leave. I relieve for 3 ladies now - 2 of them do the same job as each other, and 1 is a completely different job. I used to do relief for 5 people who all did the same job, but in 3 different locations, so it's sufficiently varied to be interesting. And then I get peace and stay at home again while they're all working
We're going to Phuket. We went last July and stayed at Kata Beach and will be going again this July but staying in Baan Puri Thalang which is a bit north of Patong. There are a few photos in my gallery of the junk cruise that we took and a few other bits and bobs. There's a folder named Phuket if you want a look.
Yeah, I'll have a gander Most of my photos are already up on facebook, but I'm progressively posting a few of the less vacation-ish ones on here I'd recommend (if you haven't been already) the Phuket Butterfly and Insect Garden, the Dino Mini Golf, Nicky's Handlebar, and Simon Cabaret. I imagine if you've already been you may have been to those places, but those are my personal favorites I think from the trip Hard to keep track
I know what you mean about only putting the best (non snapshot) pics on here. Thank you for telling me about the places that you enjoyed. Of those we've only done the Simon Cabaret. I *think* that you went to that because I told Azza about it. We enjoyed it very much! We also went to the FantaSea, but it was an organised tour and we only got there in time to see the last show so didn't get to see the gardens or anywhere around the place. It wasn't well run, but they were making sure we got our included-in-the-price dinner at our resort - Club Med - before we went.
Ahh, yes I recall him saying he got advice from someone about locations, it was quite possibly you good suggestion! How was Club Med? We stayed at Sea Sun Sand resort. It was funny, because they actually changed locations from where they were on google maps, and as we got there we were rather unimpressed. Checking in, it was one very small (though fancy) building. But then the lady asked us to follow as she took us to our room, and it turned out the hotel is actually about 4 buildings that go up the mountain we had to go up 5 floors on 3 elevators to get to our room, so it was quite impressive but deceiving from the street view.
Club Med was lovely, we've stayed at 4 of them now and always had a good time. Everything is included in the price, huge buffet meals, all alcohol and other drinks, entertainment, sporting activities and coaching, even high trapeze and sailing lessons! You don't have to leave their gates if you don't want to and there are always several things you can choose to do at any time of the day - craft lessons, local culture information, the list goes on. And they have a spa (that you do have to pay for beauty treatments), a massive family pool and a quiet, adults only pool where a person brings drinks around to you. They're incredible actually and amazing value for money. I'm so pleased your hotel turned out better than your first impression It sounds really unusual. The views from the roof are lovely. Google maps are quite often wrong with their business locations. They showed a fire station near our last home which was actually another 2 kms away from where they showed it - right on top of a regular house!