This week and the last three weeks in photos!

My school's grand flea market where all the goodies where sold within setting up the fair which upset many of the students. But still was a fun day.

Heejeong and myself at our friend Valtihno's concert in Apukjeong a place where my friends and I normally avoid however the venue was a nice surprise.

We are officially Valtihno's groupies as I have many photos of him on stage. The music was awesome and sung in three languages, as he's originally from Brazil and the other members were Korean however English is the common language for them to communicate with. The group played Bossa Nova inspired music with Valtihno's genius percussion which he has practiced at numerous parties as well as my kitchen lamps!

Quite the name for a shop, don't you think?

Nayan's back and here we are at Santorino's Greek Restaurant in Itaewon, then we went back the next day with some other people then the next with another group of people, now I think I've had my fill for the year!

This is one of my favourite hangouts in Itaewon called, "The Bungalow" which has become our second home, the service sucks though they seem to be getting worse but the place is great with so many different places to sit, there's an area with swings and sand then another area with a jacuzzi each area has it's own personality but the last time we were there the service was so bad it took 10 mins to get someone's attention then after ordering it took a further 30 mins to get our drinks!

As you can see Keo isn't so keen on the waiter!!!

Nayan and Miss shyness :)

Last Saturday I attended Heejeong's father-in-law's 60th birthday party which is a big deal here in Korea.

I love this photo of Heejeong and her hubby.

On stage her father-in-law gave a speech, everyone in the immediate family had to wear Hanboks which are cute but not always the most comfortable things to wear.

Heejeong and myself


Black Lace - Agadoo

Ah the 80's how I loved this song when I was a kid on my hols. Was I on crack?


For Julie

Thank you for your friendship during my visits back to the UK as well as your patience as I looked at every detail in the shops that kept you waiting like my aunt Elsie normally did. I’m sorry that I still don’t remember you in high school but I’m grateful that I got to know and laugh with you over the years. And I’m sorry that you didn’t have that chance to go to Canada like how we talked.

I will miss you, as I know you and Debbie were wonderful friends. You meant so much to Debs as she always talked about you, and I thank you for everything.

You remind me of how fragile life is and the importance to live each day. Today I mourn your death that ended way too soon. I yearn for my family that I miss so dearly and wish I could be there for yours. I’m sure that you and your brother Vincent are together again. I pray for your parents and Debbie with all my heart to get through the darkest hours, as I’m sure you’ll agree there’s so much to live for. I wish you happiness and your family too.

We will meet again.

Julie left And My Cousin Debbie Right


Etsy Favourites

I could spend hours and hours on Etsy, there's some great stuff but you really need to look.

Here are just some that I looked at today:

Brainiac the Art of Matte Stephens and his blog.

Dog Bone Art

Magic Jelly

Margaux Lange unique jewelry


I'm finally hooked up!

I'm back online at home at last! So here are some pics to catch you up to date.

Moving day, which took four trips in a 1 ton truck and a lots of friends!

At Kang, San-ae's concert in Ssamzie Space a really cool artist centre that also offers residencies.

Nasty cheese bite pizza my students love.

Birthday dinner with the girls that are so important to me. Irene and Nado!

A one stop shop for...uhm...baskets...and other woven goods...

BBQ art show opening in the Samcheongdong area the gallery is built inside an old style Korean home which makes for an ineresting space, sorry no pics of the art.

My Birthday party: Ok-jae and Hyo-jin I think there's a theme going on here tonight...

I love this shot and yes it's rather suggestive but he's just curious about my prezzie and I'm energetic to tell him about it.

I celebrated my birthday with Peter, David and the other fella I forget his name, oops. We combined the party as we have mutual friends.

My new home

Out with fellow foreign teachers that work for Gangnam, this is the first time we got together other than the monthly workshops.

A birthday party for Roxanna from Iran, Phillip from Austria and Ok-jae from Gangnam which ended 7am this morning!