Not a lot to discover I think, and then I realise that this is what I think if I am trying to impress the readership of the blog, whoever they might be. In fact there is discovery every day, everywhere, but most of it is little. It means I am gettting more used to Shanghai! … More Beautiful autumn
Hurray, success, step 3 completed this morning. I returned to the Visa exit and Entry offices, paid over my money and collected my new 6 month visa. On the way home it was still only 10.30am so I felt I should be a tourist for once and got off the metro at Nanjing East and … More Visa, part 3
On Wednesday, having looked at all the advice again, I went to the Visa Exit and Entry offices to get my visa extended until January 2012. Cindy had written a letter, to say I was here at her invitation to look after the children. I had passport, registration forms, Cindy and Donal’s marriage certificate which … More Visa renewal, Part 2.
This has been the week of engagement with the chinese authorities as my visa is/was only until 4th October and that is in the middle of the chinese October holiday, so is not a good time to be considering renewals. I had been told that what I needed to do was go to the local … More Visa renewal, part 1.
After the birthday, the toys were overflowing the toybox, and by the weekend everything was being ‘tidied’ by throwing the lot into the space between the big chair and the sofa. So, rather than go out of my mind, again, on Monday I went to the local B&Q and bought cheap and cheerful red shelves … More Why did you make the house nice?
After birthday excitement, where presents continued to be very successful choices, foot high roaring dinosaur for Louis and noisy truck for Ali, and appreciative boys for grown-ups, the next day was Thursday 1st September and first day of new school. Now, the ‘old’ school was just five minutes boy-walk from our door, so was very … More Walking to … and from … school