February turned out to be such a fantastic month. So much so that I ended up getting quite sick at the end/beginning of March and was out for abut 5 days. One of the best things was that the weather suddenly turned from freezing cold to almost warm.
Most of January was 3 weeks of teaching an intensive program at the school called the “ESL Program”. I was in charge of the cooking program for the pre-basic and basic students, i.e. those who could barely string a sentence together.
But, you don’t need too much English in the kitchen, as show works better than tell. We made quiche, bento, cupcakes, brownies and pizza. They were 3 of the most stressful weeks of my life, but worth it. It’s always good to go through those experiences, just to prove to yourself that you’ll come out the other side just fine. It’s definitely made me appreciate teaching smaller classes!
November 2016 was awesome, mostly because I planned my vacation so that I flew to Perth for my friend Jodi’s wedding, and then I also managed to go and visit my parents for my birthday. While in Perth I caught up with several friends, including the amazing Ione who picked me up from the airport and let me stay with her for the whole time. I also saw Erin a couple of times which was nice, Maya and Mel, Monica and Rebekah, Sam and Alisha, Steve and Shakeena. So many old friends that I haven’t seen for so long because I choose to live abroad.
The wedding itself was beautiful. It was my first wedding, and it was really lovely. I can totally see how it would take more than a year to get everything organised.