Category Archives: Good Luck

It’s funny who you can bump into in BA

Caroline Robertson and Rodge Glass pop by Buenos Aires
A blast from the past! (And me strangling a woman with a neck brace!)

When I was younger I had a good friend Alastair whose sister was friends with my own. All these years later Caroline and her husband Rodge have come to Latin America to do some NGO work during their honeymoon. BA was their landing point and I was lucky enough to grab the newly-weds and celebrate their bond in a bar in San Telmo. It’s so odd to think of my 15 year old self visiting her parents home and asking for Alastair and all these years later we’re each married and exploring the globe (Second time for Caroline in Latin America too!).

It’s official! – I’m off the market ladies!

Marriage in Beung Khan, Issan
Effie and I take our vows

The oddest (And best) thing happened from my working with the grassroots community in Northern Thailand. By way of thanking me they’ve decided to wed me to Effie in the traditional style of Thai locals. We’re both touched enormously. I’ll have to get around to a proposal at some point in the future but for now that’s us – wed!

I could gush on about how much this means to me but anyone who knows me will know this is better than my wildest dreams for a wedding. We’ll need to sort the paperwork out back in Blighty but, for now, we couldn’t be happier 🙂

Best day of my life!
Some of the officials, guests and friends which made this ceremony possible.

There’s snow business like snow business…

It's snow good making puns up!
Chillin’ with the stillin’ snowman sculpture I crafted

Well, stuck in Londinium due to a light dusting of crystallised water. I don’t have any classes tomorrow so that’s something but I missed some today because down here they don’t know what to do when Winter comes. I’ve emailed my students and so all is not lost but for all it takes to know that once the Thames froze over!

It’s going well at Effie’s end. She’s been offered two jobs and they both seem like nice places. I’m happy she didn’t do the fares, seems like a bunch of NQTs fresh off the boat, nothing against them but Eff’s put in a number of years sculpting her craft and it’s odd to think of them as ‘competition’ when they’ve little to no experience in my books. Isn’t International education meant to be an accolade?

Time will tell I’m sure 🙂