three wheels and seven weeks to go.

This morning, at precisely 7:53, I woke up to a message from Dave...   Well Nottingham, I've seen it all! This makes Nottingham seem really dodgy but I promise you all it isn't. I've never really felt unsafe or at peril during my time here and I just couldn't believe my luck. Of course my … Continue reading three wheels and seven weeks to go.

“don’t let the ‘man’ get you down”

I hope you all recognise the quote I have put as the title for this blog. If you don't, get online and watch 'School of Rock' immediately. You won't regret it!   Dear friends (and anyone who reads this), This post isn't long nor about anything special or exciting. We're back to that time of … Continue reading “don’t let the ‘man’ get you down”

正月十五:fifteenth and final day of my ‘hóngbāo’ adventure

For my final one, I thought I'd make a video. I tried to keep it short but it is just over six minutes! (I apologise for any babbling or for talking too much.) For those who are looking at this blog page for the first time, this ‘hóngbāo’ adventure is a series of posts starting … Continue reading 正月十五:fifteenth and final day of my ‘hóngbāo’ adventure

初四: day four of my ‘hóngbāo adventure’ the mandarin side of things

I'm afraid that Day Four isn't anything mind-blowingly exciting in the Chinese calendar. It is a day when the corporate "spring dinners" kick off and business returns to normal. All the firecrackers have been exploded and dumplings eaten and sadly everyone (who has been celebrating) has to return to reality. I'm painting the picture rather … Continue reading 初四: day four of my ‘hóngbāo adventure’ the mandarin side of things

You think you know China but oh no, you are not even close

I've had this sit in my draft pile for over six months and have decided it's either time to make it a post or scrap it. I'm intending to achieve the former but should this go down the drain... off to the bin it goes. (Although you all wouldn't know this if I hadn't posted … Continue reading You think you know China but oh no, you are not even close

Final Year Commences…

I feel as if I haven't written on this blog in an incredibly long time and have decided to write a quick "in the moment" post as a break from Spanish revision. I already have an assessment on Tuesday (4th October) that I am dreading. It's too soon! As a language student I am definitely … Continue reading Final Year Commences…

An unexpected adventure via South Korea: Part Two

Sunday 28th June So, as you can guess, after a dance-filled night out, this morning was a write off. We only managed to get ourselves out of the door at half past one! Once again we had our toast breakfast 😀 then headed off both Luis and I following Sooguen as he took us around … Continue reading An unexpected adventure via South Korea: Part Two