Throwback Thursday: Andong

I have a silly amount of photos from various trips I've taken around Korea, so I've decided to post them, in no particular order. The first of these is going to be a trip a friend and I took to Andong in October 2016. ANDONG is known for its Folk Festival, held in October every year,… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Andong

A Year in Music | 2017 | 1st Quarter

I'M always interested in keeping track of the music I listen too, which is varied in genre, but there are always some songs that stick around for longer, or there are songs that bring certain memories to the forefront of your mind. I'm making more of an effort to actually record my monthly top tens… Continue reading A Year in Music | 2017 | 1st Quarter

ESL | Why Korea?

I'VE thrown teaching materials at you for some weeks now, and thought it was time to take a pause and talk about how and why I came to be in Korea in the first place. Perhaps you're looking into Korea yourself, or perhaps you are simply interested in other peoples stories. Whatever the reason, I… Continue reading ESL | Why Korea?


IT'S that time of year again! In Jinhae the cherry blossoms are out, and Busker Busker's Cherry Blossom Ending is back in the charts. Again. Although, personally, my favourite Spring song is Roy Kim's 봄봄봄 (spring, spring, spring).   JINHAE is home to the biggest and most well known of all the cherry blossom festivals in… Continue reading 봄봄봄

Blossoms and Jigsaws

I promised a second PPT games post way back when I wrote the last one. It took me longer than planned, but finally they are here ! Telepathy Game THE first is this Telepathy Game template. Spring is arriving here and by the time this post goes up, the cherry blossoms should all be in… Continue reading Blossoms and Jigsaws

This Geeky Kitchen | Adventures in Red Velvet

WE'VE another wee friend with us today - they're not just for school purposes! I'M rather fond of this wee chap! I made my first Red Velvet Cake a year ago in April 2017. I'd offered to make a friends birthday cake, any kind they liked. Their favourite was Red Velvet, a cake I have… Continue reading This Geeky Kitchen | Adventures in Red Velvet

Look + Listen

  AFTER years of simply writing everything onto the board in chalk, and not having labels to take from class to class, I'm seriously upping my game this school year. It was in class with one of my Co-Teachers, after greatly admiring her sub-heading labels, that I decided to make my own set. Not sure… Continue reading Look + Listen

Stay Away From The Snakes!

PREVIOUSLY, I posted a number of PPT games that I like to use in classes, but now I'm turning to the more traditional board game, and a classic at that. I remember playing hours and hours of snakes and ladders as a child - I have no idea if the board is still at home,… Continue reading Stay Away From The Snakes!

This Geeky Kitchen | Lemon Cake

MY name is Nancy, and I am a baker. BAKING is my happy place, and even if the bake itself is daunting, baking calms me down like nothing else. Perhaps it's the science of it, who knows. Either way, baking is a regular occurrence in my apartment - an oven was an imperative purchase after… Continue reading This Geeky Kitchen | Lemon Cake

Toast and the Gang | 2.0

TOAST has made some friends in the last few weeks! WITH his new friends have come more labels, this time for around the classroom, although you could use them for the board too! THESE were made to  be used in a Korean English classroom, hence the one sign in Korean - I figured one for… Continue reading Toast and the Gang | 2.0