HUAIROU, Beijing Province:
Mandarin lesson this morning - it's normally pretty fun actually, having a good natter with Emily! She's so busy the rest of the time, it's cool to have her attention for more than a few seconds!
After our lesson Emily, after speaking to Mrs Liu, told us that we'd finish teaching at the end of the week! My initial reaction was actually disappointment - I'd been planning my Christmas lesson for a few weeks, and I'd given my Monday classes a rubbish last lesson, but after it sunk in, I was so happy!
It also means that I'll be able to spend a lot more time with my family when they come next week, which is brilliant!
After some major modifications of my lesson plan (cutting all the boring stuff and adding some Christmas stuff) my Tuesday class went really well, although to be honest I was so happy throughout I don't think I'd've even noticed if all the students were p****!
Had dinner at the Park restaurant, and threw around loads of ideas of what we can do in all our spare time!