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…
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!
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
You may or may not have seen the news about Typhoon Mangkhut sweeping across South Asia. Its just left a ton of devastation in the Philippines and is now heading over to the Pearl river delta region of China. This includes Hong Kong, Macau and Shenzhen. Quick weather fact. A typhoon differs from a cyclone or … Continue reading Mangkhut
Nothing specific to talk about today so I'll just go through some of my normal routine. Well, as normal as it can be considering I've spent the last 40 odd years in England and we're now fully immersed in modern day Chinese culture. My family's school is a little unfinished so for the next couple … Continue reading Normal Life
Electronics and I go back a long way. So, it won't come as any surprise that I've just spent the last two days in Huaqiangbei, the electronics capital of the world. From our apartment, it took 30 minutes and it's located on metro line 1, station Huaqiang Road. We headed out of exit A, towards … Continue reading Hello, Huaqiangbei