This morning I thought I would explore the local area – and found the hilltop garden walk. Steps and stairs and trees and shade and openings into grassy areas and more formal spaces… without realising it I climbed high – at one point I heard the traffic and discovered the road far below. At another, … More A Hilltop Garden Walk
Son and grandsons are at school all day, so now it is time to learn – all over again – what it is like to live in Guangzhou. My last time in China was in Shanghai – a very different city – and I have not been in GZ since the boys were babies, or, … More Learning Life in Guangzhou
Sunday visitors – my son’s sister-in-law, Xin Yun, and mother-in-law, Mei Zhou [other granny or Nai Nai] arrived with the cousins Dou Dou and Du Du. Sunday Lunch – Guangzhou style.
Early September passed by in a blur and suddenly I am halfway across the world, in Guangzhou, China. I have to remember to phone at different times, I am now hours ahead of all of them, not behind them. I left Block Island, as always, beautiful. As I traveled, Scotland decided to remain part of … More A World of Difference
Yesterday evening was a looked forward to occasion, a tribute to Maya Angelou from Mixed Magic Theater and the Block Island Poetry Project. What a wonderful evening to share. But, just a week ago, our own phenomenal Joya Verde died. Maya Angelou was not the name Maya was born with, Joya Verde also gave herself … More Maya and Joya, Simply Phenomenal Women