Monthly Archives: February 2011

Marks and Spencers

We went to Shanghai on Saturday to do a bit of shopping and to take my camera into the Nikkon repair centre to get it fixed. I managed to explain what was wrong using a combination of English, Chinese and … Continue reading

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Thailand photos

I’ve uploaded the few pictures we took before my camera broke to flickr: flickr.com/greatwillofchina

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Tact and diplomacy in China

I thought it was time to share some of the abuse to which we’re subjected daily – there seem to have been some good ones recently. I promise these are direct quotations.   (Emily returns to school with a bit … Continue reading

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Phnom Penh

Tuesday is the day I used to have an early start at 0730 with the extra lessons I was doing last term. I was enjoying my first lesson-free Tuesday morning lie-in this morning, having woken up at 0700 anyway, when … Continue reading

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New favourite game

My new favourite game: on the ebike, sneaking up behind students as they’re walking around school at night, then beeping the horn right in their ear. Hilarious.

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Back in Jiaxing!

Brrrrr…. we’re back in Jiaxing and it’s absolutely freezing! This is compounded by the fact that the air con unit in my apartment now seems able only to blow out cold air, but my eternal optimism means I’m leaving it … Continue reading

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Menus

I haven’t written much about food recently because to be honest, since Thailand we haven’t been eating too ‘authentically’ – I had more tacos in Siem Reap than is normal (although they were very cheap) and in Sihanoukville we’ve mostly … Continue reading

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