Quite a few of our teachers in London have talked about missing home more with the Olympics being on. They are staying up late, and getting up early to watch the games and talk to their families about the golds & silvers being won.
They talk about how the BBC just doesn't know how to call a hockey game (to quote Heather, "There were no 'holy MACANAWS!' happening!") And while they love being in London, and having the opportunities to teach and travel all over Europe, they do miss "home" at times like these. I completely understand. When the world's eyes are on Canada, and all you want to do is just be there, but also live abroad & travel the world - well, it's a funny spot to be in.
So, for those teachers & teaching assistants, here are a couple of cool videos from the Opening Ceremonies. If you have any you'd like to share, please let me know.
Also - if you are in London and want to watch the men's hockey games with other Canadians, check out this post to see where.
Resources About Teaching in London, England:
Classroom Canada website
Guide to Teaching in London: A Survival Guide for Canadians
Canadians & Americans in the UK blog