26 May 2011

Making the grade

"If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time,  the insane asylums would be filled with mothers." - Edgar W Howe

How true!  And so it was with great relief that, as mentioned on yesterday's post, both Will and Caitie got into the Alice Smith School in Kuala Lumpur.

For those concerned grandparents, aunts, uncles, et al, it is a British International School where Will will be able to finish his A levels (biology, chemistry, physics and maths), and Caitie will be able to do her GCSEs, including digital photography, which she loves.  (The background photo on this blog is one of hers, it's a close-up of a dandelion "clock".)

It's a nice school, a far cry from the grim halls of the schools Alex and I went to, as you can see from this photo:

There are tennis courts, an olympic sized swimming pool, and so many computers their electricity bill must be almost as high as their fees! ;-) 

The only drawback is that it is 45 minutes out of town, but there are plenty of school buses, and I guess it gives me more time to stay sane......

25 May 2011

The first post!

So, after much umm-ing and ahh-ing, plenty of talk but no action, I have finally got around to starting a blog.
The intention is that this will help keep our friends and family in the UK reasonably up to date with everything that Alex, Will, Caitie and I are getting up to in Kuala Lumpur when we leave.
Which is in five weeks and five days time.  Not that I'm counting or anything.
Today, we have had confirmation that both Will and Caitie have places at the school we most wanted them to go to.  And that our belongings are currently on schedule to arrive at the Malaysian docks a few days before we fly in.  So, on the roller coaster ride that we have been on since Alex's first interview for this post, in December, we are currently going up - and hoping for no more downs!  Fingers crossed.....