The move to Beijing

So…several job applications, one Twickenham final (couldn’t resist) and two and a half months after saying farewell to Ruby and Li Jing in Zhuhai, I found myself moving to Beijing. I have managed to find a job working for the British

The move to Beijing

So…several job applications, one Twickenham final (couldn’t resist) and two and a half months after saying farewell to Ruby and Li Jing in Zhuhai, I found myself moving to Beijing. I have managed to find a job working for the British

Reflection

I left China and returned to the UK a couple of weeks ago now, and I wanted to leave some time before I reflected on the last four months living with Ruby and Li Jing. Firstly, my parents visit was

Reflection

I left China and returned to the UK a couple of weeks ago now, and I wanted to leave some time before I reflected on the last four months living with Ruby and Li Jing. Firstly, my parents visit was

Lessons from a host family

It’s hard to believe that it was four months ago that I touched down in Zhuhai. Living with Ruby and Li Jing has been an amazing experience. I thought I’d use the opportunity to share a few things that I

Lessons from a host family

It’s hard to believe that it was four months ago that I touched down in Zhuhai. Living with Ruby and Li Jing has been an amazing experience. I thought I’d use the opportunity to share a few things that I

Part 2: China

You join us again at the point where Ellie has just taken her first steps into the Middle Kingdom. Exciting stuff. Li Jing was waiting for us at the apartment (Ruby was away on business) and swiftly announced he wanted

Part 2: China

You join us again at the point where Ellie has just taken her first steps into the Middle Kingdom. Exciting stuff. Li Jing was waiting for us at the apartment (Ruby was away on business) and swiftly announced he wanted

Part 1: Hong Kong

Apologies for my absence. The New Year brought great excitement for me in the shape of the arrival of Ellie, who, fresh off the back of final year medical exams was looking to spend a relaxing two weeks in the

Part 1: Hong Kong

Apologies for my absence. The New Year brought great excitement for me in the shape of the arrival of Ellie, who, fresh off the back of final year medical exams was looking to spend a relaxing two weeks in the

Merry Christmas

Christmas is a strange time to be abroad, particularly if you’re in a country where the large majority don’t celebrate it. Distressingly, I’ve failed in my quest to find a Christmas jumper and ultimately Christmas isn’t quite the same without

Merry Christmas

Christmas is a strange time to be abroad, particularly if you’re in a country where the large majority don’t celebrate it. Distressingly, I’ve failed in my quest to find a Christmas jumper and ultimately Christmas isn’t quite the same without

Round Tables and Hotpots

I’ve decided to change tact this week. I’ve had a couple of fairly busy weeks at work (hence no blog last week) and I’ve not done too much out of the ordinary recently (except climb a mountain with a monk

Round Tables and Hotpots

I’ve decided to change tact this week. I’ve had a couple of fairly busy weeks at work (hence no blog last week) and I’ve not done too much out of the ordinary recently (except climb a mountain with a monk