On Saturday night we had the closest thing to Chicken Duets (one of our favourites) that we could find – chicken with broccoli and cheese, wrapped in filo pastry.  They were actually quite nice, so we joked that we would have that every Tuesday night to follow the chicken duet tradition :P 


Adrian got a call on Sunday morning from the hotel to let him know that some mail had arrived for us.  So while I had a shower and got ready, he went and picked it up, hoping that it would be something that we could use as proof of address to get mobile internet.  Unfortunately it wasn’t.  Considering it was another beautiful sunny day we went for a drive to Dover (about 2 hours SE of our place).  The main attraction there is the White Cliffs, which are the remnants of when nature formed the channel between France and England.  We walked for about 2 miles along the cliffs to the lighthouse – a gorgeous walk looking out into the never-ending blue of the ocean.  The weather has been quite mild – we managed to walk along right next to the water with just a jumper (and not even that on the way back once we’d got the heart rate going).  We can’t believe how lucky we’ve been with the weather – the locals (mainly the radio and TV) are saying that spring has come early.  This is great for us now, but we are probably in for a huge shock come next January.


We got home late afternoon, and read for a while before making dinner.  I then did some more reading while Adrian watched TV, and we went to bed early, thinking that I would be working today.  I got up just after 6, got completely ready (including make-up), made my lunch and then at 7am called the agencies to let them know I was free for work.  Then it was a waiting game to see if anything in West London (my area) came up … It didn’t, so I had the day off.  Adrian and I went into Reading to see what we could find in the way of printers, phones etc.  I discovered an awesome shopping centre for clothes, but no electrical.  We tried the mall, but again on luck.  We were on our way home when we came across a technical park, with Staples.  Staples is basically the UK equivalent of Office Works – it’s even laid out the same!  We bought a 4-in-1 printer (printer, scanner, copier, fax), paper for the printer, a keyboard for Adrian to use with his laptop, and a set of 2 cordless phones for home.  We went home, had lunch, set everything up, then headed down here to pub again for their free internet!


Tomorrow I am working at Great Marlow School, and today I was offered a possible job that would see me through to the end of this school year, which is the end of Jul – will of course keep you posted.

1 Reply to “Dover”

  1. Wow – even the weather is behaving well for you. Is wet and welcome here with a low pressure system off the coast whipping up 6m surf on the Sunshine Coast. Wish I could handle that sort of surf. About 2m is my limit & I suspect that has shrunk a bit over the years.
    Lisa and Danny are marooned in Townsville with several rivers cutting the highway from north of Ayr to Mackay. Couple of suspect ones between Mackay and Rocky as well. They might get on the road about lunch time tomorrow with a bit of luck.
    I am still working on the Gold Coast as the person I was replacing is having trouble getting teacher registration in Qld. Not sure how long that will take to get sorted but it keeps me mixing it with the peak hour traffic for a while longer yet. Am enjoying the people there and they are very appreciative of what I am ding so that is cool. Kids say they want to keep me and I had to kill off a petition to keep me as their teacher. They had not even seen their real teacher.

    Hope your experience in schools is as good as mine Janet. If it is, you will love it.

    Great to hear from you as always. Thank you for staying in touch.
    Love Paul

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