Have really taken to my new role as a drama teacher, and put in a stellar performance – though I say so myself – as Professor I C Stars in the Space Mission role plays last week. Any resemblance to Worzel Gummidge is entirely coincidental. Another role play involved a cocktail party – not… Continue reading Sexting pandas and my new alter ego
I have a vomiter in my class. Her mother – armed with plastic bags and a worried expression – explained to me that when this child feels stressed, she vomits. With one eye on said child and another on my possible escape route, I tried to look sympathetic and caring, instead of repulsed. Normally she… Continue reading Pitch Perfect: The Sequel
Having been here for a week already, I was slightly embarrassed to have to admit that I hadn’t seen the Petronas Towers yet. It’s bit like spending a week in Paris and failing to spot the Eiffel Tower. So a trip downtown on my day off was a must. Feeling a bit Ubered-out, I decided… Continue reading Petronas – and I’m not talking Harry Potter
Mr Toad and I were relaxing poolside on a sunny afternoon – – when suddenly I heard a thud … a tiny little squirrel had fallen out of a large palm tree and landed next to me. He gathered his wits, turned his head and then saw me and started scrabbling wildly, trying to get… Continue reading In which I decide not to become David Attenborough …
As my poor old phone has definitely seen better days I decided to upgrade to a shiny, new, rose gold iPhone. I rapidly installed email, added apps, put in a U.K. clock as well as a Malaysian one and felt very tech-savvy and pleased with myself. Then I thought that I should add the number… Continue reading The most expensive phone call in the world?
The Kuala Lupur Botanical Gardens, as one might expect, showcase a magnificent variety of lush tropical species. The Oasis Garden even has its own water nymph elegantly perched on a rock. And I do love a pretentious sign, so I was delighted to read all about the Oasis Garden I would have said it… Continue reading Free Plant Sprayer With Every Meal …
No – apparently it’s the Year of the Rooster. So I was rather puzzled to see an installation at Doha airport with approximately a thousand waving cats, wishing everyone a Happy New Year. You may not be able to see clearly from the photo, but they are all waving their left paw stiffly up and… Continue reading The Year of the Cat?
… ready to head off to Malaysia. He’s hoping that reports of a plague of toad-eating snakes in Kuala Lumpur have been greatly exaggerated.