Monthly Archives: September 2009

Gone Fishing

By the time you read this I’ll be well on my way to the north of England on a 600 mile road trip. I’m afraid I don’t know when I will next have the opportunity to get online, so it … Continue reading

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I Can’t Tell You Why

No English breakfast is complete without some baked beans, so I asked mum to pick up a couple of small tins for me at the supermarket. She came back with only one small tin and one large one. So here’s … Continue reading

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The Water Cube In A Bag

The Water Cube – Built To Last My parents last night attended an event at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London’s Park Lane, organised by the Chinese embassy to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic … Continue reading

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Podcast Episode 6

That’s right, it’s ready – the very first podcast without WoAi at the helm to steer the discussion in the right direction. Will it be a complete disaster? Can Dingle and Swiss be funny without WoAi? Will there be a … Continue reading

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Banking Blues London Edition

I’ve written several posts about banking in China, but it appears things aren’t any better in England. Before I continue, I should explain I bank with a bank that does everything online or by telephone. They do not have any … Continue reading

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A Few Of My Favourite Things

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens Brown paper packages tied up with strings These are a few of my favorite things …. especially the “whiskers on kittens”! People often ask if I … Continue reading

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London vs Shanghai Revisited

I always make comparisons whenever I come back to London between my two favourite cities and this time is no exception. You’ve already heard about the week long wait to replace a watch battery of course, but here are a … Continue reading

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Fitness First

I’ve now been here in London for a whole week, although it’s been an odd week, quite unlike my usual home visits. The main difference of course is that I am working from home for the first two weeks of … Continue reading

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Got Till It’s Gone

I lived in London for almost 30 years before moving to Asia, but I never really made the most of having a virtually inexhaustible supply of shows available to me. It’s only now that I live in China that I … Continue reading

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Ernest Jones : Are You Having A Laugh?

I have to say it’s great being back. I miss things like being put on hold for 20 minutes by my bank when I called up the other day to sort out a credit card mix up for instance. And … Continue reading

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