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