We’ve discovered some budding junior writers at Hua Hin’s BECC School, or as Head Teacher Emma calls them, ‘mini-journalists’!
This month we have a comparison of the differences between life in Thailand compared with the experiences of visiting England. Our thanks to Martha and her teacher Deb Buckle; we guess she is lucky to be able to enjoy the pleasures of both worlds!
Comparing Houses in Different Countries
Once a year I return to my Grandma’s house in England. She has a big three story house in the country compared to my own house in Thailand, which is big but is only a one story house. Both houses have three bathrooms. Back at my Grandma’s she and her dog ‘Chestnut’ have an amazing garden full of flowers and amazing smells. My garden is lovely but does not have these amazing smells that my Grandma grew. I have 4 cats that climb our trees. It is lovely when I go back to England there is no traffic unlike Hua Hin where there is always traffic. I love arriving in England and entering my grandma’s house and sitting in front of the fire. It’s strange because when I get back to Thailand instead of going to sit in front of the fire, I go and jump in the pool or go to a cool room to cool down. I love Thailand because I can swim every day unlike England where it is too cold to swim. In England the streets have no stray dogs because all the dogs go to the pound to try and be rehomed but in Thailand there are strays or soi dogs on the street. I like going back to England to a carpeted floor and then back to Thailand with a cold tiled floor. England and Thailand are almost opposite because Thailand has air con compared to England which has heaters in each house. The houses in Thailand have lovely white walls but in England they have lovely brick walls with ivy growing up them. I love living in both countries because I get to enjoy the differences between both countries.
by Martha Wigglesworth; a ten year old student from England