Tuesday, 29 December 2015

December Favourites

Hey, everyone!

So I always love watching these 'monthly favourites' videos on Youtube and since I've gotten quite a few new bits in December that I am loving, I thought I would make one too, just for fun :) I possibly overdid it on the phrases 'love it' and 'it's amazing' but what you gonna do...

I guess there's always next month :)

Anyway, let me know if you like this and if you'd like to see me do more of these!

Lots of love 'n' stuff


Thursday, 24 December 2015

Christmas in Thailand

Christmas in Thailand is not observed the same as it is in the west, obviously because of the fact that Thailand is predominantly a Buddhist country. It's not a public holiday in Thailand and people generally go about their day as normal (which I found so weird on my first year living here!). However, Christmas IS still celebrated in Thailand. My partner always makes jokes about that fact that Buddhists are tolerant to all religions so there's always a reason to party! it's so true! And Christmas is exactly the same.

Most places in Thailand will have a Christmas/New Years Party! They usually do a Secret Santa style gift giving too. And whilst most homes aren't decorated, shopping malls and schools usually are as you can see in the video I've made below.

If you're teaching in Thailand, most schools will have a Christmas show where students will put on a little play and perform dances (jingle bells etc..) you may well be asked to dress for the occasion too!

Here I am at our Christmas show day at school!

 Although many of the older generations in Thailand may not know much about Christmas, I think it is getting bigger here, all of my younger students seemed to know exactly who Santa was!

Anyway, here is a little video I made. I hope you like it :)
And Merry Christmas, wherever you are in the world!!

Check out my little video :)

Lots of love 'n' stuff,


Friday, 18 December 2015

Thailand Travel Favourites!

Hello, everyone! Today I've made a little video about my Thailand travel favourites!
As a teacher in Thailand, there are a lot of long weekends where I usually take trips to local islands/towns and here are some of items I always remember to take with me!
So if you are coming to Thailand to teach or to travel I hope you find this helpful :)

I didn't want to make this video too long so didn't include everything, but, if you'd like to see a part two then please do let me know in the comments and also let me know your travel favourites too!

Lots of love 'n' stuff

Friday, 11 December 2015

Watch me teach!

Here is a little snippet of a class I taught on the topic of Shapes to my Kindergarten class in Thailand. In the video, I show a little warm up we do at the start of each lesson, I think its always good to start with something fun to get the students excited and ready to learn English.  I find the topics of ‘body/actions’ are great for warm ups as they’re really simple and fun! During the lesson I try to keep as much energy in the room as possible, I remember when I was in school, I'd always pay attention more if the teacher was more energetic! :)

I hope you like the video!

Let me know your thoughts in the comments!

Sunday, 6 December 2015

My First Christmas in Thailand

So today's post is going back to my first Christmas in Thailand.

Myself and my friend Laura were wondering what to do for Christmas, we were both feeling a little homesick and wanted to do something that would cheer us up. We were thinking about all of the fun things we could do, go for cake, get a massage, find somewhere serving Christmas dinner, but nothing seemed to be quite enough, we wanted to do something really special. After a long thought process and some research we decided we would head to an Orphanage just outside of town on Christmas morning and bring with us a lot of sweets and paper to make snowflakes with the kids :)

And looking back, it's probably one of my most favourite Christmas's to date.
Both myself, my friend and the children had such a wonderful day.

If this is your first Christmas away from home, or even your fifth, and you're struggling for something to do, try giving something back to the community where you live. I feel like it's almost impossible to feel low on Christmas when you're doing something so worthy. Instead of a Christmas missing our friends and family we had a beautiful Christmas surrounded by wonderful children who were so happy that we had arrived, we spent the day making snowflakes, eating sweets and just generally smiling.

Here are some photos of our day!

And we still managed to fit in a Christmas dinner afterwards :)

Thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas whatever you get up to this year, being an expat around the time can be very hard, but doing amazing things like this certainly makes it  better.


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Lots of love 'n' stuff