The next day the weather was absolutely rubbish! Lots of rain but we still managed to do a lot of exploring. We went to a number of temples and monuments but by far my highlight – a restaurant themed around the toilet! Amazing! (and the food wasn’t too bad either). After the toilet restaurant we […]

I must apologise for the lack of posting and this post is actually from back in September! I’m terrible! But new year so back on it! The first long weekend that we had in Hong Kong was also the first weekend that I was going to be on duty to look after our full boarders. […]

It’s been a while since I posted but it’s just been so busy at work! I’m really starting to feel like I know what I’m doing and am kind of getting used to the long hours….although today I was told I look weary haha! Nearly half term! Can’t wait for that as we’re going to […]

I had an amazing lay in on the 3rd September. Me and my friend had decided to have a relaxed morning and then meet up to head in to Central. We decided that we’d go to the ferry piers and just see which island took our fancy. When we got there we were looking at […]

The 3rd September was a public holiday here in HK which meant the girls got sent home on the Wednesday night and would return Thursday night. I decided I wanted to be a bit of a tourist and do some exploring of the Island at night so after the girls left I got straight on […]

So here it is – my typical week. I was going to start with my typical day but basically my days don’t really end. As a House Mistress (HM) I am on duty from 7pm Sunday night to about 5.30pm Friday. The girls arrive for their week between 7pm and 8pm on sunday. We have […]

That weekend after my first week of teaching I was invited to tag along to some birthday celebrations in Lan Kwai Fong. This is a small area in central that is jam packed full of bars and can pretty much feel like an 18-30’s destination any evening of the week. We headed to a bar […]

The first week was all INSET – completely overwhelming in terms of how much I had to get my head around but in the end, the event of the students arriving was not as scary as I thought. On the Saturday before they arrived I had ventured to Kowloon on my own to get some […]

Last week consisted of our INSET training and our introduction to the school. However first was a trip to Ikea on the Saturday. I wanted to get loads of stuff but it was actually quite overwhelming and so I only came out with one bit of furniture and some odd bits and bobs. We went […]

After a successful first day on the thursday, I can’t actually remember what I did on the friday during the day. However I had a lovely evening. I was invited along to join in on some after work drinks with the lovely Sarah from “When the cat’s in Hong Kong…”. It’s been great to make […]


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