Monthly Archives: May 2011

Teaching

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A Royal mess

Have been meaning to mention this for a few days – it’s all over the Chinese press that Kate Middleton is unable to get pregnant. Led to a very confusing conversation with my friend at the gym as I was … Continue reading

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Animal rights

I was delighted to be told that I wasn’t working Thursday or Friday this week – the students have exams again. Gutted. Em turned up to her lessons on Thursday morning to be told that her students also had exams, … Continue reading

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How to: Go to the gym in China

Gyms are fairly new on the China social scene, so going to a gym can be a daunting experience. However, you need have no fear: with this handy step-by-step guide you’ll fit right in. Clothing. Remember that ChinaGym is primarily … Continue reading

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I don’t like Mondays

It’s miserable weather here now – went from being 33 degrees centigrade on Saturday afternoon to being grey, drizzly and windy by the time I woke up on Sunday morning. Can’t say I’m too upset about the drop in temperature … Continue reading

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Mistakes, mistakes, mistakes

I ordered a G-Shock watch off Amazon the best part of a month ago, which was sent to home and sent out to me here (thanks Mum) in due course. I love my gadgets so have been waiting for it … Continue reading

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Will and His Family

When my family came to Jiaxing the boss at my Chinese language school, Lewis, was kind enough to agree to give them a couple of Chinese lessons so they weren’t (quite so) helpless when they were wandering around town. This … Continue reading

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