Monday, 14 January 2008

The course completes.

What a course! I loved it - but not the pressure. I've not ever been on a course where so much was achieved in so short a time. We attended the course on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday night from 6 pm to 10 pm and on Saturday and Sunday we were in class from 9 am to 6 pm. And it was full on! And at times quiet a lot of pressure. Most students seemed to be stressed by it all, but we all survived our assessment and just before 6 pm on Sunday night, we received our certificates and headed home!

First of all, I must say they were a great bunch of students. All 19 of them. There's not one of them that I would not be happy to meet, travel with, or socialise with. I probably was not the oldest of the students and most were much younger than me. All great people.

As we were leaving someone suggested that "we have a beer". I initially chose not to join them. I was "knackered" and keen to get home, as I had to move out of my house sit house as well. And I hardly had the energy to scratch myself.

But as I walked to the Roma St Railway Station I realised that those that were going to the pub were walking with me and in the end I went into the Transcontintal Hoteal with them and had a much welcome glass of wine (Verdello). I stayed for a while, and then left in time to catch my train home.

When I arrived home I turned on my computer to see if any emails of importance had arrived - and there was one from Teach International - congratulating me. It was a brilliant gesture from the the trainers.

I eventually went to bed at 10.30 pm. Tired and happy.

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