Wednesday, July 25, 2007

The usual phrase

Now, I shouldn't have to translate this phrase for most of you, so I'll just mention that it's Turkish:
Hoverkraftim ağzına kadar ilan bilgisi ile dalu.

But, here's the challenge: I'll give you the phrase again in another language, and I want you to guess which language it is;

Għandi id-dingi mimli bil-morini.

Sunday, July 22, 2007


Well, I've survived my second week of teaching at Lines. I'm enjoying it here, and I think I'd really like to come back next year too. I've requested staying for the extra 2 weeks, but I'll have to wait and see if it's possible because it depends on the situation here regarding student and teacher numbers etc. Our excursion this week was to the Science Museum in London. It was huge, and I didn't get to see a lot because I was busy herding kids around, but I liked the small bits that I saw. There's a pole with big writing around its base saying "Do Not Touch" and a sign near it explaining its presence as an art installation. The idea is to ignore the "do not touch" bit and touch the middle of the pole so that the pole can give you a slight electric shock and emit a warning sound. It was cool. It doesn't zap each and every time someone touches it, and it seems to be somewhat random. I managed to get zapped a few times.
This coming week's excursion is to Madam Tussaud's. I've never been there, but I think it will be crowded, and there'll be students everywhere.


Saturday, July 07, 2007

Cold Ash

Well, I've been at Downe House for two days now, and most of that time has been taken up with meetings regarding the format, timetable etc of the school. The students will start arriving at the weekend sometime. It seems like a nice place, but it's cold for summer, though it is an English summer, so not really summer in the real sense of the word.

Anyway, off to the pub now.

Sunday, July 01, 2007


Happy New Financial Year!


I'm now visiting my 15th country. Kat's up to 50.
I'm in Hong Kong and we're about to head out to see the huge Buddha statue on Lantau Island, amoung other things. I've written a few short posts about the places I've been since leaving Brisbane on my Travelpost blog, the link to which you should be able to find on the right-hand side of this webpage, if you are interested in reading it.
I'll do things with photos and more detail later, probably when I'm in England and have more time spare.