Friday, 21 March 2008

I wanna be like you!

So why have I been so busy (read tired)? Well it has been our school production. So the last two weeks have been a singing, dancing, acting extravaganza. We took on the Jungle Book and it really has been a huge production. Speaking parts for 110 kids, 5 class scenes, a song and dance for each class - and of course a curriculum link. We re-wrote the play to include all this and the audience would not be able to walk away without realising the importance of our rainforests or our need to protect them.

Although we did keep in the old jungle book classics we did add in a couple of other songs - with alternative lyrics. Here is the We are the World rewritten by Ed and Myself. Hope you enjoy!

We are the World

There comes a time

When we need to make a stand.
There are forests dying,
And it's time to lend a hand
to life.

The greatest gift of all.

We can't go on,
Pretending day by day.
That someone,
will soon make a change.
We are all a part of This jungle family.
And the truth, you know love is all we need.

We are the world.
This is our jungle.
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So let's keep growing.
There's a choice we're making,
We're saving our own lives.
It's true we'll make a better day,
Our jungle way.

We must protect,
Bio – di – vers – ity
Extinction, should be allowed no more.
It is all our
Res – pon – si – bi – li – ty.
And the truth, action is all we need.


We all must act
To save our habitat.
Our forests, are the lungs of the earth.
We are all a part of This jungle family.
And the truth, you know love is all we need.


copyright Edward Parkin and Alex Sharman

Dirty Towers!

Keith and Sara also came to visit from Bangkok last weekend and I was able to show them all around KL. It's so silly that it takes having guests to stay to actually make me do the tourist things that I keep meaning to do. So up the KL Tower we went. First stop was the viewing platform for a 360 view of the city. I was even able to pick out my condo through the binoculars! They really do need a paint job!
We also decided have high tea in the rotating restaurant. Not what we expected at all (ie no tea and scones) but a full buffet of asian and western food as well as a cake section! I enjoyed watching a storm come in while munching my way though some mississippi mud pie. MMMMmmmm.

Cinderella went to the ball!

After nearly 3 months of being stuck in the kitchen peeling potatoes and scrubbing floors I am now eating solids again. No more vegetable mush and as I have a new cleaner no more floors - hoorah! So Cinderella went to the ball - otherwise known as the Great Wine Experiment.

Against doctors orders I decided to eat and drink what I wanted - afterall it was freeflow all night! I had a great time. Food was fabulous. Wine was delicious. I danced for hours and Criag finally met me properly! (It's alright he's decided to hang around - phew).
I have decided I am a medical miracle! Against all odds I was fine the next day. Hoorah.

Busy Little Bee

Wow! I haven't posted in ages. I have been busy busy busy - not all of it exciting unfortunately - lots of work but a bit of play too. We've broken up for the holidays now - so I'll try to catch up with the news before I head off to sun myself on the beach.

Wednesday, 5 March 2008

Possibly the best fridge in the world?

And the gold medal for the best stocked fridge goes to..............Kevin and Rachel!


I popped over to Bangkok at the weekend for a flying visit to catch up with the gang. As if no time at all had passed I was soon gassing with the guys at Cheap Charlies and boogying away at the Bulls Head disco. Glad to see nothing has changed and that there will still be a drunk Sharman propping up the bar in my absence.

Saturday went by in a whirlwind of events - breakfast date, coffee date, lunch date and shopping date. But so good to catch up with everyone. Managed to fit in a quick MBK shop for the essentials: jeans, sunglasses and shoes!

Saturday evening was a little harder to organise due to the election on Sunday. In their wisdom the Thai government has ruled that no alcohol is to be served the evening before or the day of any election. Lord forbid that the voter's judgement be clouded - you never know you might vote Monster Raving Loony part by accident! And of course no one has alcohol at home!
Anyway, obviously having the special skill of being able to sniff out a drink I found one of the few bars willing to risk the wrath of the law and we headed down there. Not long after I ordered my first beer than the signal went up from the landlord. The cops were here. Quick as a flash my beer was hidden under my chair between my legs and I was sipping angelically from my bottle of water. We seemed to get away with it and the copper left quickly although I am sure a little richer!
Finally, I headed to Adele's baby shower on Sunday. I am all confused now as I'm not sure if I am broody or sworn off babies for life. Far too many horrifying stories flying around. These things really shouldn't be shared until you are already pregnant and there is nothing you can do about it!
What a lovely weekend! Can't wait to do it again......