Thursday, March 4, 2010

Day 8: Finding some routines

Sadly, our posts might become a little more mundane from this point on: we're settling into a routine and that doesn't provide quite as much 'newness' to blog about.

This morning we woke up to a cold day, -31 in the morning. It warmed up to a manageable -23 by the time we left for college. There was a bit of a prang at the top of the street, which made crossing the road a little difficult. Crossing roads basically means waiting for a gap and then trundling to halfway, and then waiting for another gap. We walked a little way down the road and made our way to college.

We forgot to mention that yesterday we were working in our office and there was a knock, and a guy came in with nicely wrapped presents for us for teaching at UBTC. These were a lovely UBTC pen (in a case), and a UBTC "Happy Tea Time Stainless Cup" - kind of like a thermos/mug with built-in tea strainer. Puts Moore merchandise to shame.

Back to today. Today we taught 2nd year classes. These were a bit more of a challenge, because they have less English, and we aren't real English teachers! Rachel had to try to explain "however" in simple English.

We missed out on lunch today. 15mins late and all the food is gone. But that's okay - the students need it more than we do. We stopped off at the supermarket on the way home for some groceries for a stir-fry.

Oh, we got a recommendation for another store to try in order to get some mittens for Rachel. We'll let you know how that goes.


  1. Poor Little! I wish I could have knitted her gloves that fit for her to take over.

    I don't suppose they sell children's gloves anywhere ...?

  2. P.S. The feed for your blog isn't updating properly.