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Golden Week

February 7, 2013


Knowing when to get away for the bank holiday has always been a matter for discussion in the UK – leave on the Friday night and risk the traffic?  Take a half day?  Or go on the Saturday. In China, it’s on an altogether different scale.  Golden Week at the start of October saw something […]

Country folk

May 18, 2012


Thirty adults.  Fifteen kids.  Three rustic dwellings.  One pizza oven and a dog. The pizza oven was an unexpected addition (as was Dan Dan the dog) to what was a fantastic couple of days up at a small village near Simatai last weekend.  Naturally, the pizza oven, not being indigenous to these parts*, was knocked […]