Tag Archives: Family

Farewell

The last few weeks in Shenzhen were…. actually rather enjoyable. Refusing to allow the only activities on offer in this Godforsaken city roll us out chubbier, defeated and a little bit dead inside, we decided to look beyond the 8 … Continue reading

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Livin’ in a Land Down Under – Final Part

This week I went from reclining on the beach all day to possibly the most adventurous 7 days of my entire life. On Monday I went on a trip to the Blue Mountains where, unfortunately due to the worst fog … Continue reading

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Livin’ in a Land Down Under – Part 2

Back in Sydney, some of Doreen and Malcolm’s friends had arrived so I had a like-minded travel companion for the week – partial to the ‘when-on-holiday- mid-afternoon beverage and fine food’ kind of thinking. Continuing on this theme, we toured … Continue reading

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Now that’s a lovely surprise!

The shack has been privy to a deluge of unexpected visitors which has made me immeasurably happy. First was my brother Mark who (almost) made it to Shenzhen, refusing to cross the border we had a grand old time in … Continue reading

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Livin’ in a Land Down Under…

As soon as the plane hit the tarmac, I could no longer contain my excitement. I raced off the aircraft and through the world’s most intimidating immigration, having watched many an episode of Border Police, to find my sister on … Continue reading

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Happiness is…

The stark realisation that my Christmas dinner is going to look something like this: Christmas dinner 2012 ….and then finding these:   To my family, although we are celebrating it across 4 different continents this year, I can still feel … Continue reading

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If only everyday was beach day

Last weekend the other foreign teachers and I went on a fantastic adventure. The kind I never thought would happen whilst living in China. I had naively only imagined smoggy crowded cities interspersed with tacky tourist traps clogged with coach-loads … Continue reading

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