Living here has definitely changed how I react to temperatures. It’s 23c today and it feels cool. Since summer is always 30+ and humid.
We got an email about completing a “letter of intent” with regards to our contracts. Since schools hire as they can internationally they want to know what staff will do. This will be my 8th year in China which is crazy, frankly. I’ve met someone, married her, moved halfway across China and had two children. I’ve such mixed feelings about staying or going, that I’ll write later butIt all comes down to what’s best for the kids.
The Tail End This post about our time left and what we do with it was just what I needed, even if it I don’t like the feeling.
Daughter just tried to put the CD on top of our Homepod… Also, we don’t have anything to play cds at home.
The UKs Chinese food revolution – I take all the food talked about in this article for granted now. The only thing I don’t eat now is the food we called Chinese when I did live in the UK!
In other news, yesterday I introduced the family to Haddaway’s – What is love. This led to searching for NOW albums and someone who has put all the NOW series into playlists on Apple Music. Now, I’m onto my old Britpop favourites. Feeling like a teenager again.
Life feels full on, constant in its intensity and I am always craving some time to myself. Some peace and quiet. Between work and children it rarely comes. Instead it’s snatched moments that are never enough. RELAX NOW. It’s not possible is it? All the while trying to enjoy this time when they’re little.
Yet, sometimes it comes together (all 4 of us are happy!) and those moments make it worth it.
Saturday afternoon beer…
Our brains are not multi-threaded by Cal Newport. In my job there’s so many little things to always be doing and I wonder how this idea would fit into my work.
Parking is always a pain when we visit L’s relatives. Narrow streets with cars on both sides makes parallel parking a pain. Plus I always want to get as close to the wall as possible.