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)
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
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.
We've lived here nearly 3 months and this was somewhere we had planned to visit within the first couple of weeks. Anyway, stuff happens, but eventually we decided to head on over to the Dafen oil painting village and buy some pictures to cover our bland apartment walls. How to get to Dafen Dafen is … Continue reading The Oil Painting Workshop
After the excitement and chaos of the Dongmen Road, a more sedate way to spend a weekend was in order. Following a Saturday spent watching dancing aunts and kites at Lizhi Park (see Paul’s blog from September- to get an idea of park life in the city) we decided to take a walk along the … Continue reading Water, water, everywhere!
Dongmen road — an attack on the senses! Come up from the metro at Loajie (blue line number 3) and be prepared to get visual, auditory, and olfactory overload. The Chinese way amongst the retailers in this fake goods paradise is to simply get your attention by being much louder than the competitors. Which means … Continue reading The Dongmen Road
The Guangzhou to Hong Kong high speed rail has been opened a couple of weeks now. I've used it a few times and on my last return journey I decided I'd photograph some key bits of info. What is High Speed Rail? For some time the Chinese and Kong Kong governments had been talking about … Continue reading This is High Speed Rail
It's holiday season in China and it all started last Monday, 24th September. With a full moon shining, everyone celebrated the Mid Autumn Festival. We headed to Hong Kong for the weekend and visited family and friends. I must add, traveling late Friday evening is much better as the border crossing was very quiet unlike … Continue reading Mid Autumn and Golden Week
These guys really know how to clean up after a T10 typhoon. Winds of 173 kph and gusts of up to 223 kph were reported by the Hong Kong observatory, stronger than Hurricane Florence that hit North Carolina last week. We emerged from our shelter the day after the storm and snapped a few pictures of … Continue reading The Big Chinese Cleanup