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
Thursday, 12 May 2011 18:06
I did tell you about Zukie before, but I can't remember if I ever mentioned Simon. Anyway, click that link and LIKE that facebook page. He is an amazing artist who did one of the shirts of Zukie (and many more that hopefully will be available in the webshop soon) and made that awesome illustration of me, Caroline and Celesta.
Fucking love it.
Work, work, work
Besides talking about how sad it is that next week is my last week in London already, I do actually do some work too.
I am individually doing English grammar with the EAL (English as an Additional Language) children, I am individually reading with some children who need the extra practise, I am doing counting games with some children from reception, I give one-to-one support to one special girl in Year One and I'm in Year Four to help a couple of girls with their classroom work. That all seems quite organised... but it's actually quite hectic because in between these things, I am also photocopying stuff for Helen, making small dictionaries for the EAL children, making work books for children who have trouble writing and generally paper work and filing all Helen's documents. She's told me she's letting me do lots of paperwork so that, once I'm gone, she will actually be able to find things for once.
Then, whenever someone is out ill, I am usually the one taking over their duties such as one-to-one work in the classroom (usually Year One and Reception). This is voluntary; I sign up for it myself, but that doesn't take away that it's lots of work. I think it's become quite normal to have me around because I'm usually the first one people go to when they need an extra hand; I'm here now anyway. Might as well make myself useful, right?
So when the majority of the staff found out that I'm leaving next week, they were quite shocked ("Oh no! What are we gonna do without you?"). I have already asked Helen to write sort of a evaluation slash reflection of my work- hopefully she manages to fit it in with all the paperwork she has to do (half the time she lets me take over all her one-on-one work because she needs to get cracking on her paperwork).
Anyway, my departure is still more than a week away. My weekend will be quite amazing since Eddie, Maddie's fiance, is going to pull some strings and get us on the guestlist of a private club. You know, one of those where lots of celebrities go. Don't be jealous, but if you want to you can leave a message about how much you hate me. See you laterrrrr.
Riding on a pig, baby monkey
Monday, 9 May 2011 20:22
The weekend was fun! Friday I had dinner with Mads and the most AMAZING cocktails at the Mayfair hotel bar- we agreed they were the best mojitos and cosmopolitans we had ever tasted. Ever. Well, they kind of had to be anyways, for 11 pounds a drink...
I had lots of salmon dishes!
So Saturday morning, I went to Victoria Coach Station, but I was running late and it was pouring down with rain... and I know it's only a 5 minute walk from Victoria Station to the coach station, but seeing the circumstances I hailed a taxi. Twenty seconds later I'm at the coach station and the taxi driver is nice enough not to let me pay; "This one's on me, keep your £1,20." Score! Birmingham was fun! We went for sushi (oh my God I had never had sushi before but I seriously loved it!) and had drinks at a jazz club where we casually met Eddy Murphy. True story.
Swinging with Joly
Saskia, Joly and Nadda watching back their made video footage
Sunday was spent in the sunshine at the Botanical Gardens. It was a gorgeous day, but after a while we did get a bit bored of walking around in this jungle, so we took it to the playground, the children discovery place and the garden of this little cottage where we laid out for about an hour. We had a cheeky casual photoshoot (with old people randomly walking past) and before we left got ourselves some ice cream. Absolutely lovely! At 17:20 I was in a coach back to London and upon arrival I was so tired and just generally lazy that I took a taxi home. It drove me past Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square and right through China Town; I got the touristy route! Loved it!