Time to move on

After two years in Shenzhen, China, it’s time to move on. So, Thailand here we come. Or at least Thailand here we come as soon as we have visas in the passports (three different varieties for our family), Covid tests (multiple), Certificates of Entry, Fit to Fly Certificates, and once there, government quarantine where we … Continue reading Time to move on

The Journey Back to China

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

Time to go home…

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…

Cambodia? Man, you kidding me

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

Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

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)

N-n-n-n-nineteen

We've been on the run for nineteen days and in that time we've taken three flights and seen three different countries, Hong Kong, Cambodia and now Malaysia. After fourteen days in Cambodia, we shook off the dust, cleaned our shoes (again, again, again) and headed to Penang, a small Malaysian island in the Indian Ocean. … Continue reading N-n-n-n-nineteen

Angkor Wat?

Enter the weekend. Not tied to the laptop, and school by the pool today, so we headed off to Angkor Wat. Monuments of historical significance, centuries old dilapidated beauty and Tomb Raider territory. Lara Croft eat your heart out!   The days adventures began with a somewhat bumpy journey over dirt tracks, which in some … Continue reading Angkor Wat?

Boarding Day Out – OCT East Theme Park

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

Living in a Bubble

(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

Recap – 2018

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

That ‘no-mans-land’ between Christmas and New Year!

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!

Christmas Day in Hong Kong

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