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A Word About Me…

My name is Eira; which is the Welsh word for snow, even though I was born in July. I am from Southampton, England, but I have had the great privilege of living in Lop Buri, Thailand, teaching English to 4-year-old darlings who smell of sweets and farts and baby powder. De-jai! I’m one of those that packed off to university trailing streamers of optimism and big ambition who then found themselves graduating hideously in debt and further behind in the rat race than their friends who just did the sensible thing and got jobs at sixteen. Ah me. I’m not out though; before you start to panic that reading further will lead you down a bubble vision path of impending Armageddon for my kind, be aware that I’m utterly content with my lot. I’ve done the only sensible thing; stuck my head in the sand and run away around the world! The very thing in fact that led me to start this blog. I am, ahem, *attempting* to document my pipe-dreams of travel and would you believe it, I’ve even made a few of them come true. After all, I’ve got my whole life to put my English Literature degree to work in a local government office but right now shoving my life into a canvas sack and getting lost miles from home seems much more appealing. The name Blue Fairy is from the art business I ran in the UK before I stampeded to the other side of the world and you can read more about that here – www.bluefairyart.wix.com/eira or just look it up on facebook if you feel so inclined! I’ve also recently started doing the Twitter thing and am desperately in need of some attention in that department to stop me feeling like I’m talking to myself and checking for hairs on my palms. So if you’ve yet to do your good deed for the day – go on, give us a follow, you’ll get to hear about all the ridiculous little peculiarities of living and working in small-town Thailand, which, I can assure you, is occasionally much more fun to read about than to live!

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  1. January 10, 2012 2:36 pm

    Hi, I saw your post on a Thorntree forum about working in S. Korea. Get in touch if you want any more info. I have been here a few years an am British too. :0

    • January 19, 2014 4:56 pm

      I’ve just clocked the name on this and I’m pretty sure we’re doing the same masters degree – what a small world! Hope you’re enjoying it! x

  2. January 10, 2012 8:31 pm

    Thank-you, that’s really kind. 🙂 I’m doing a teaching internship in Thailand that ends in October and my intention is to go straight from there to South Korea, I’ve heard pretty varied accounts of employers and accommodation and the various different things they offer – I’d love some advice on what to look out for! Am I right in thinking that year-contracts usually begin in January? That’s when I’m aiming for.

  3. May 20, 2012 12:08 pm

    Good for you~never regret your education…………..

  4. June 15, 2012 2:56 am

    If you need help/advice about South Korea don’t hesitate to ask. I left there a few months ago. Overall, I lived & worked there for 2 years. Quite an experience 😉

    • June 15, 2012 6:23 am

      Thank-you so much! I’m thinking of going through Footprints recruiting, do you know of them at all? So many questions I could ask you! I’m not doing the internship in Thailand now, I’m just teaching independently and I’m planning on getting to Korea for September next year. 🙂

      • June 16, 2012 12:36 am

        I have contacted Footprints Recruiting as well and they seem to be very nice and helpful.

        Ask away any questions, are you on Twitter by any chance? I would love it if you prepare your questions, so that I could answer them and make it a post for my blog. I am sure many other people would benefit from it as well!

        So feel free to write me on twitter: @travellersoul76 or email me: travellersoul76@gmail.com.

        Keep having a good time & acquire precious experience. It will help you greatly for the next big thing: South Korea. Kay 🙂

  5. December 29, 2012 2:29 am

    Love your blog. Keep up the good work.

    A fellow English teacher from Bangkok.

    • December 29, 2012 8:50 am

      Thank-you, I hope you’re enjoying it as much as I am! We’ll all be in Central World square, Bangkok, this weekend for New Year’s Eve, have a good time wherever you are! 🙂

  6. June 25, 2013 11:48 am

    Hello Eira. I’m Alex.
    I would like to publish a sponsored post (with one link) on your great blog – https://bluefairypipedreams.wordpress.com. Could you please give me the price for the placement of it?
    Also i would like to show you some examples of my work:
    http://indietravels.com/things-to-do-in-bodrum/
    http://www.vagabondish.com/alternative-themed-hen-weekend-london/
    http://indohoy.com/keeping-the-kids-protected-top-sun-care-options-the-tropics/
    Thank you and I look forward to your reply.
    Have a nice day.

  7. Nicolai permalink
    August 22, 2013 9:41 am

    Hello . I’m Nick.

    I would like to publish a sponsored post (with one link) on your great blog – bluefairypipedreams.wordpress.com. Could you please give me the price for the placement of it?

    Please contact me for more details. Thx

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