Getting off the plane was a relief; we had been blessed with sitting in front of a massive plonker whilst in the air. The man behind my husband insisted on sticking his big fat clown feet all the way under the chair as far as they could possibly go, so that when my husband peered … Continue reading The Journey Back to China
After nearly 6 weeks of relative freedom, we were called back. School was gearing up to restarting on… Well we’re still not sure on what date. But sometime soon… maybe? What we do know was that we need to be in a position to be fit and well and able to teach back in the … Continue reading Time to go home…
After an evening imposing on my brother in law, and a morning spent making sure that lessons were all up and running online, it was time to head to Hong Kong Airport. An hour in an Uber (hour one in a face-mask) just under 2 hours at the airport (now 3 hours in a face-mask) … Continue reading Cambodia? Man, you kidding me
Remember we said that it was nice and calm and relaxing here in China? Well scratch that! Or maybe not scratch it completely. It is calm, it is quiet, in fact it is eerily calm and eerily quiet. On Tuesday night, the UK Foreign Office put out a statement urging British Nationals to leave China, … Continue reading Scratch that!
I guess now is a good time to put aside my psychology studies, in particular my report on change blindness across three perpetual categories using the flicker effect, and give a brief update on our lives in China (sorry for neglecting this for the past few months (year)). Today we learnt that Hong Kong has … Continue reading Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
We're now back in the UK for our summer holidays and with just a few days left I'm sat looking out at the cold damp British weather in late July thinking back to what I've forgotten to blog about. So this post is going to be about a trip we made to Guangzhou back in … Continue reading Guangzhou
Spring break and we chose Sanya Bay - the southernmost point of China for a holiday. A beach resort with golden sands and nine days of relaxation by the pool or the sea, or maybe the pool in the morning and the sea in the afternoon, or perhaps all day by the pool, or all … Continue reading Sanya…
That everlasting joy of a school trip to a theme park. I remember the days of sitting on a school bus to Alton Towers or some such place and singing along to classics such as: “Found a peanut..." or the more violent (and hilarious) lyrics of the song that begins: “I found an old stocking, … Continue reading Boarding Day Out – OCT East Theme Park
(This blog post was written months ago- my bad for not posting sooner - sorry!) We made the decision to become resident tutors and live at school a short while back, and moved into boarding at the beginning of December. Even after such a short time of being in China, it was still a task … Continue reading Living in a Bubble
It's been a busy couple of months over here in China, so busy neither of us have kept this blog up to date, sorry! A couple of weeks ago, I filmed one of my trips to Hong Kong so you could all get a flavour for what's it's like out and about and on public … Continue reading I need teabags
Last year felt like the longest year of my life. Our family packed in so much stuff, it makes my head hurt thinking about how we did it. In chronological order this is how it all unfolded... January We always knew 2018 would be epic but little did we know what lay in store for … Continue reading Recap – 2018
Back to China and the weather has taken a turn for the worse- we are actually in jumpers! The cupboards are bare (except for Christmas goodies) leading to a foray to the local shopping area, for real food, before we consume our body weight in chocolate. We moved into an apartment atop one of the … Continue reading That ‘no-mans-land’ between Christmas and New Year!
Well, Christmas Day in Hong Kong is all but over! We’ve left the family behind at the end of the day, to come back to a lovely bijou apartment in the center of WanChai- big thanks to little sister’s friends for giving us use of their beautiful place. All that’s left, is to reflect on … Continue reading Christmas Day in Hong Kong
From slightly more then 6000 miles away in sunny warm Hong Kong, Merry Christmas everyone! We'll catch up soon but until then here are some photos of our festivities.
Even the most mundane of activities, out here in China, can be filled with a sense of wonder. Sometimes you just need to look for the positives, and take a moment to appreciate the environment and everything good in your life, instead of dwelling on the things you can’t change. People that know me, know … Continue reading A Time to Think