4th May 2012 - 13th May 2012
Bye Bye Lisa
Lisa left this week to return to the Philippines and it was very sad, we know we will see her again but all of us were terribly upset to see her go.
We had a weekend in Ampawa to say good bye to her properly. We hired a huge 4x4 and stayed on the river in a quirky hotel. We thought both she and Nung would love the fireflies so after a dinner we hired a boat to track them down, within 5 minutes Noah was moaning and due to his car sickness we dropped him and Nick off at what we thought was a hotel/restaurant, it was actually someones house which was a bit embarrassing as we didn't return for an hour. We found fireflies and this is the conversation
"Wow there they are," said Clare pointing
"They are fireflies?" questioned Lisa, "We have those back home in our house, we catch them, sometimes we kill them," Clare and Lisa laughed
"Oh I was looking for fireworks!" said Nung puzzled,
We all laughed, a lot, and the boat rocked.
Lisa and Nung then spent ages trying to get a photo of them, they didn't. We then travelled around the river and saw many more and didn't stop laughing, Hector liked them and then we found Nick and Noah who had been brought back to the the floating market after the houseowner was obviously worried they were going to stay.
Lisa and Nung shopped and we all had icecream and slept well. We enjoyed breakfast and gave Lisa a photo album and a few other gifts to wish her well and to try and show her how much she will be missed. We all cried and she gave us a gorgeous DVD she had made which I will try to load here too.
We returned to meet Uncle James and Auntie Mary who were passing through back from Australia after having Business class seats on the Airbus 380 and a wonderful time in Sydney, Hamilton Island, Port Talbot and were heading to Koh Samui and the Evason Six Senses. We met them at Vertigo the roof top bar and that was stunning and then we ate at the Issaya Thai House which was gorgeous, (thank you James and Mary!). We thought we could tire the boys out at Funarium so they might be quiet for lunch but no! We showed James and Mary around our little neighbourhood before they left to pick up tailored clothes. It was lovely to see them, and naughtily they spoilt the boys with glow in the dark t-shirts, Kangaroos and pencils with wombats on!
I have had my first parent teacher interviews being the parent. I told their teachers "Miss Margaret and Miss Michelle" that as long as they are happy, well behaved and polite then that is great by me. Hector is seems is very sensitive, doesn't like doing new things but also won't listen to instructions where as Noah is a little more gung-ho and listens. They are settling well. We are going to start being stricter!
http://www.patana.ac.th/BPSnet/blog/index.asp?id=381 boys blog at school, leave a comment!
http://www.patana.ac.th/BPSnet/blog/index.asp?id=220 My class blog (outdoor classroom this week)
Nick's birthday on Wednesday so I think we'll have a long pub lunch with friends over the weekend and the boys gave him a tattoo (that isn't too chavvy) I got him t-shirts! Hector has demanded a cake and Noah would like candles.
Congratulations Alexis and Little Eliana x
Pi Anne will be our new nanny and she is Pi Nung's sister and Pi Mai's mum. Welcome Pi Anne!