As Lauren and John are nearly a little family, we took Lauren away for the night at the Langham for a staycation. We ate ALL the food and tried to drink (well some of us...) all the drink but not quite! We enjoyed dressing up for dinner and then chilled out with robe time watching Love Actually, after all it was Dec 1st the next day. A lovely way to spend time together and relax before the end of a busy term and before Lauren heads back to the UK for exciting times to come!
The annual International day threatened rain but it held off and hundreds of people had a lot of fun coming down to our big festival. I was with my Y11's on our stall based on our trip to Malaysia with a few games and prizes but I did get to have a walk around and see what was going on as well... before enjoying when the public go home and us teachers have a dance and a drink!
A great last international day celebration with our friends here at BSG, it is a great event and I know it will only get bigger and better in the years to come!!
Off to HK for the second weekend in a row.. this time to celebrate the lovely Ellen's 30th birthday! What better way to start than a Friday night train after work and eating at The Optimist... don't judge for going to the same place two weeks in a row!!
Saturday 10th November - BIRTHDAY FUN at CLOCKENFLAP.
After a lovely brunch, Kat and Clare went back to decorate Ellen's room so that we could surprise her with birthday treats! After this we went down to HK's music festival, Clockenflap which is on the harbour front of HK - a great venue for a festival.
It was quite quiet when we arrived after lunch, but it soon picked up and we were able to enjoy new artists whilst drinking Cider! It was clever as it was cashless, you just topped up your wrist band, which I had never seen before. We stayed for one of the headliners, Jarvis Cocker (with some interesting lyrics in a song Running the World, relating to Trump!) but after that the dance tents were definitely where it was more of a rave! A great day doing something different and just in awe of where we are in the world and being able to go to this festival in HK as a normal weekend activity!! Madness. The pictures say it all... what an incredible weekend.
Back to my favourite place in Asia (thats do-able in a day!!) Have not been back here in months and was lovely to see that skyline again and of course visit Pret and M&S for home comforts!! We dined at The Pawn, a recommendation from a friend which did a lovely set menu lunch, set in an older style building in the streets of Wan Chai. After this, Kat joined us on a spontaneous trip to HK and we met Stu'd friends who were on a stopover from Australia to the UK. We showed them our favourite restaurant The Optimist before heading up to Wooloomooloo's rooftop cocktail bar. After this we took the 'ding ding' (or tram...) into the party area, Lan Kwai Fung, to Iron Fairies, another favourite! Here we danced the night away to live music until the early hours... I think we certainly showed them a great night out in HK!!