Frankly, Mr Shankly, I'm a sickening wreck
Thoughts on returning to England
We've been home 5 minutes (5 months) and are both working in schools. I'm firmly back in the hamster wheel as a year 6 teacher in a wonderful primary school and am working 60 hour weeks to cope with the demands of being an NQT. But wait....Thailand is beckoning once again!
15 reasons to teach English in Thailand
From gaining work experience to opportunities to travel
Most countries have lots to offer but one of the best places to teach English abroad is definitely Thailand. Here are plenty of reasons why.
Seriously, I know where the airport is.
My response to the expression that always grinds my gears
I stood on Sukhumwit's congested footpath and allowed my mind to wander for a second or two. Back to the 15th September 1989 and my very first day in Thailand. How it was all so different back then.
Weather hot and humid? No sweat!
May your armpits exude sweetness until eveningtide
I'm going to offer my apologies in advance because I'm about to go all ‘metrosexual' on you. I've recently discovered an amazing Thai product called the Miracles Crystal Deo Stick and I'd like to share my discovery with the world if I may.
Older teachers and acculturalization!
Adapting to life in Thailand strategies for the older expat
For the older expat, life in Thailand can be magnificent. A well organized and well resourced expat can enjoy a rebirth in the ‘Land of Smiles.
Dr. Evil, or Dr. Troll?
Postbox letter from Back home for Christmas in Zandvoort Aan Zee
The Thailand I have known, loved, and lived in since the early 80's is still very much the same as it was then, and will always be, regardless of what "crackdowns", "crusades", and "hubs", you want to use as scare tactics to make this country your own personal utopia.
Pay rises and promotions
How to aim higher and enjoy a better quality of life as a teacher
I'm looking ahead to next year and thinking about how to get a pay rise and a promotion. You should be thinking about it too. So what are some of the ways to go about it?
Am I one of the desirables?
Postbox letter from Ken
Do I fit what Thais are seeking "disciplined, neat, clean, organized, mentally stable and responsible foreign people"? Perhaps?
Kicking out the undesirables!
Postbox letter from Doctor Evil
Thais are seeking disciplined, neat, clean, organised, mentally stable and responsible foreign people to actually "live" here in Thailand.
My take on dual pricing in Thailand
There are some battles you will never win
Few aspects of living in Thailand seem to grind a long term expat's gears quite like the dual pricing system.