Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Oops, I was gone for a minute

Firstly, sorry for the long time between post but now that I am back to my regular life and schedule, I am busy, busy, busy.

Spent six days in Tokyo with Del. We walked and walked. Shopped a bit and even managed to visit the onsen theme park in Odaiba. That place was amazing. We even tried the pool with 'Doctor Fish'. That was fun and it really tickled. The teeny tiny fish from Turkey nibble away at the dead skin on your feet. It isn't as gross as it seems. Lots of fun...

I got back to Melbourne last Wednesday and started work last Monday. Soooooo much has changed in the two years that I have been gone. Lots of new faces; teachers and students. We even have new curriculum guidelines. Amongst that, throw in a whole lot of new jargon that I don't know and you get a very confused me! I will be fine though. My prep, grade one class (5 and 6 year olds) are lovely on the whole. Very devoted and cute but make me VERY tired.

So there you go. I will try to update as often as something interesting happens. I want my life here to be as much fun as it was in Japan. Lets face it, Melbourne might be normal for me but I know I am lucky to live in such a cool city. More from me soon...

7 comments:

Speaka said...

Good to here you made it back to Aussie safely. We'll be going that way on Wednesday. We make a quick stop in Sydney on the way back to Canada.

Anonymous said...

So you're back huh?

Must catch up once you've settled in. Drop me an e-mail.

Stella

Marg & Graham said...

Welcome home - seeing yesterday was great and those preps are fantastic, you work well with them! M XXX

Kat said...

glad you made it back home ok ellen! we went to onsen world to-thise fish made me giggle-was there a hot guy wokring there when you went? me and sarah ried to chat him up!haha.
So i've been in aus for 2 days and i love it!!!its ike home only better! love the scenery, the shopping, the nightlife...i could ge used to it! ^_^
speak soon eh! XXX

laura said...

Hi Ellen! Glad you made it back safely and are starting to settle back into a routine. :)

April in Wonderland said...

Watermellen,

Seems longer than a minute, i think i spoke to you more when you were in japan! SOB! Hope you have settled back into things tho and I'll see you real soon.

Lots of love, April. xxx

Sarah said...

good luck with work and what not...kat and i had our feet nibbled at by those very same fish..see you in a few months!!