Well, I never did find the time to finish this off, so a quick summary will have to suffice. The rest of the year went smoothly. I developed an appreciation for Christmas lights in the middle of an English winter, enjoyed the Charles Dickens Christmas festival at Rochester, saw fireworks over Leeds Castle, managed a couple more plays and spent a weekend in Paris (where it snowed on the Champs Elysee – sp?) with my friends Carla, Tina and Chris.
In December I finished up at Woodlands, said farewell to so very many wonderful friends at school and church and made my way to Nepal to visit my friends Lawrie and Alexa who were working in a hospital in Tansen. I spent a wonderful week with them, including Christmas, then flew back to Kathmandu to meet Dad and begin our trek in the Everest Region. The trek, which we did with Peregrine, was amazing. So, so beautiful!
And so I returned home. The exchange had some unpleasant sides to it, but it was by far the best professional experience of my teaching career and was a pretty good personal one too.
My next overseas trip was a school exchange to Ireland. I will post more about this when I get home from my current trip.