As you leave Guyana Airport ..........
Well, looking back at it, the last post seemed to be a little depressing - all that stoning to death and all that, but that's supposed to be what happened to him - poor Stephen!
However, since then we have had a fabulous seven days in the Island of St Lucia and 5 days back in Georgetown and back to work which has been a smooth return. Far better than in some previous years. From my perspective, the last year has probably been the best this century. We feel we are making a difference and enjoying it in the process. Unlike teaching, although we work very hard and there are lots of deadlines, we can choose the way we work and aren't pressured by 30 sets of eyes, ears and mouths all the time. Mind you, 60 - 100 Guyanese teachers , Headteachers or trainee Headteachers can be pretty daunting when you first start but after a while it becomes second nature! We take the opportunity to teach whenever we can and really enjoy it because the kids are great, polite and very patient. I'll be really happy to go back to supply teaching in primary schools when I get home to earn enough money to take us on our holidays as long as we can.
View from our patio in Castries St Lucia
But, I am seriously digressing. Basically St Lucia was..............
- lusciously warm but not too hot
- surrounded by blue sea
- full of great people
- reasonably inexpensive
- only 3 hours away from Guyana
- surrounded by white sand
- full of superb restaurants
- a great place to spend Old Year's Night and New Year's day
- a lovely place to spend with friends
and........... and............. and..........!!!!!!!!
I'll say no more, but if you follow this link you will see some of the pictures and they speak for themselves.Totally relaxed or what.....?