Who are you?
Read who/what Pascale is...
a student, a daughter, an older sister, a little monster, crazy for the UK, a pickle person, a night owl, a friend, hardcore, a joker, a little weird,
very friendly, a fangirl, grumpy in the morning, a hopeful photographer, a dancer, good with children, bad with left-traffic, clumsy, a party girl,
a teachers' assistant, an organiser, a hopeful singer, a RockStar drinker, a heel-person, into Disney, a blogger, a hopeful writer, a chick lit reader,
curious, into fashion, always on twitter, an inventor, against drugs, interested in proper shoes on men, working in a restaurant, impulsive, excited for the future!
accidently taking 5 m&ms out of a packet of the same colour, sunshine blinding me while I'm driving, driving my car alone so I can sing along to my favourite songs without bothering anybody,
when the music in restaurants is exactly loud enough to still hear it and still be able to speak to each other,
the sound of the tumbledryer, McFly, getting mail, shopping online, karate battles with people that don't know squat about karate,
making pokemons out of tinfoil and have battles, a heavy wallet, doing random cartwheels, living after your horoscope,
happymeals, sudoku, twister fries, giving advice even though I never really take any advice from others, murder documentaries,
taking silly quizes from magazines, Simon Mitchell's amazing art, telling ghost stories even though I'm the biggest wuss around, my glasses,
schoolparties with old teachers, researching random facts, sleeping in, exploring, Adam from The Struts.
My fellow students
Check out these lovely people abroad...
Joly @ Birmingham, UK
Ine @ Atlanta, US
Carola @ Belfast, UK
Saskia @ Birmingham, UK
Tim @ Worcester, UK
Irene @ Belfast, UK
Kelly @ Limerick, IRL
Danielle @ Belfast, UK
Priscilla @ Wales, UK
Suzanne V @ Belfast, UK
Nadia @ Liverpool, UK
Marijn @ Birmingham, UK
Jos @ Wales, UK
Rutger @ Florida, US
Suzanne ter W @ Liverpool, UK
Roy @ Limerick, IRL
Hannah @ Brighton, UK
Chelsea @ Brighton, UK
Etienne @ Belfast, UK
Barbara @ Atlanta, US
Ali @ Birmingham, UK
Paul @ Belfast, UK
Nadda @ Birmingham, UK
Nico @ Worcester, UK
Channel 4 Documentaries
Thursday, 10 February 2011 19:42
I already knew that Channel 4 did the most amazing documentaries, but I never actually got to see any of them. Since the day I arrived I have been following Big Fat Gypsy Weddings - it's so shocking but I love it so much. It's basically a camera crew following different gypsies, or travelers as they're called, and see how they get on. Oh, and of course, there's alway a wedding involved where 5 year-olds get fake tans and dance like Beyoncé in bikinis. It's horrible, but very entertaining!
Yesterday at work my timetable started to take shape. I have a couple of pupils that I see every day to do reading, phonics and comprehension with. It's a lot of fun now that I know a lot of names from children in all different classes of the school. The children call me Miss Pascale (because Miss van der Burg usually ends up in Miss Thunderbird). One of the big differences with English pupils and Dutch ones is that I don't have to earn respect - I just receive it because I'm an adult and they are obliged to respect me. It's pretty awesome.
Today was fun too! There was a gymnastics display of Year 5 and Year 6 today which admittedly was little bit boring to watch for an hour, but I could definitely see how much the girls enjoyed showing off what they had learned in P.E. It's a bit like a stage performance, the parents come to watch as does the rest of the school, and they have spent lesson after lesson to prepare the routines.
Justin, the Year 3 teacher, finds it very amusing to throw me off my English by suddenly saying all these Dutch things to me; yesterday when I was walking downstairs, ready to go home, I passed his classroom and peeped in to say goodbye. He then casually went: "Fijne middag! Tot morgen!" I was so stunned that I didn't even know what to say back. I just stood there, awkwardly in his doorway as he smiled at me. Then he burst out laughing, and said "Sorry, was that a bit out of context for you?!" I guess it shouldn't really be weird, but it REALLY is the oddest thing to hear someone speak your language when you really don't expect it.
Tomorrow I'm off to Birmingham. I might get my face on TV tomorrow as well... Comedy Rocks, ITV1, 9pm. Check it... or don't - it'll all be on youtube shortly after anyways :)