For a week now I have had a ‘cold’ or something which puts me back to bed as soon as I get the chance. Very boring! Outside the leaves are coming off the trees so the walk home from school is very slow. Autumn is indeed beautiful.
It is still clear and dry, glorious weather, fairly cool outside and inside is cool too – no central heating. I remember how used to central heating I have become, as when it is like this indoors, just switch on, and continue to walk about shoeless, slipper-less. Not here!! Here it is ‘put on your … More End of November coming
I do not really notice the time passing, and then suddenly realise that each day brings weather a little different from what I am accustomed to. Last week was breezy, a little chilly, and I broke out a scarf to wear as well as cardigan or jacket. Coming home from school, the boys are told, … More More autumn days
On Friday, 11.11.11, the boys kindergarten went on a tourist trip to HaiWan. The school blurb about the trip – which Donal had to get translated as Cindy was away for the week – said the class would go fruit picking, go to the beach, fly kites and have a treasure hunt – and would … More Hai Wan tourist trip
If it is possible to have a good dental experience I believe I have just had one! It has been clear in the past dozen years that the shelf life of all those fifties fillings was up and gone – I felt I spent a lot of time last winter at the dentist in Edinburgh … More Teeth Trouble … again
I have been told it is time I wrote something cheerful, especially as being in Shanghai is not something everyone gets to do. [I respond briefly that there are several million people who do get to live here and I am fed up with several of them asking me every day where I come from]. … More George’s Visit – Tourist in Shanghai
Another event today where the awful side of chinese culture showed up [see an earlier post Feeling Political]. I was coming home about 4pm on the metro and just after I got on to a crowded train, standing room only, there was a disturbance about two doors along the carriage from where I stood and … More Unhappy People
After the activity which surrounded the first three weeks in October, with Cindy’s parents here, and then George, I thought I would be up and out and back to my various projects as soon as they all left. Those of you who know me well know that I am thrawn by nature and that the … More On being tired… and bed jumping