Day by day highlights at BCDO:
LUCY’S BIRTHDAY. Travelled from Koh Chang (Thailand) to Andong Tuek (Cambodia) arriving at BCDO.
Taught my first class. “Q is for queen…”
Mediated my first game of board slaps.
MY BIRTHDAY. First One Pound Whiskey Friday.
Sawed wood for the drain cover. Sopheap went to the doctors in Phnom Penh.
‘Pet’ cow got slaughtered; care parcel arrived from Lucy’s mum.
We had bumpom dumlow (chip fritters) for the first time.
Vanak left. Cut my hair, Cebolas: “Playboy haircut”
Covered the drain in the playground.
Lizard pissed on Mackie.
First school trip to see the three legged elephant.
Cilla and Norman woke us up fighting under our bed.
Evening class got a bollocking off Kenha.
Sopheap came back, asking Mackie for medical advice.
Students woke me up at seven am to play snake and ladders.
Much needed one pound whiskey Friday.
Sockhong brought us rice wine.
School trip II. Perry & Cecile arrived.
Sopheap went back to the doctors in Phnom Penh.
Morning class didn’t show - foot and mouth scare.
Kenha got pissed on a whiskey Wednesday.
Played grab the stick.
Had lunch at ten am.
Got rocks from quarry for the ramp.
Boat trip to the waterfall.
Evening class dictation. Everyone got exactly the same score…cheating.
Evening class got bollocked by Poun.
Finished building the ramp, AKA concrete mixer. Warwick & Fiona arrived.
Border run. Cecile Left.
Had to teach hung over.
Ridiculously hot, too hot for hammock even.
Elephant and jungle trek.
Warwick & Fiona left.
Evening class got cancelled because of bad behavior.
Had a five hour nap.
Chailotte’s family arrived.
Lea arrived. Went to the swimming lake. I saved a life.
Tu cried because Kenha ate her cake.
Cancelled lessons and played football, Long cried a lot.
I would just like to this opportunity to thank Duong, Kenha, Cebolas and Tu for their hospitality and kindness for the forty six days we spend in their home. Lucy, Simon and I all had an amazing time and will certainly never forget it or you (not withstanding brain injuries such as amnesia).