I’d love for this view to be British countryside but I’ll take the convenience of the fast trains in China, I think.

You get used to the English when you live in China but this from the hot springs we went to today tickled me. Forbidden tips!

Happy Anniversary.

Today is my 5 year wedding anniversary. The kids woke at 6, one was coughing and we went to the Doctors to get them checked (it was all fine), then they came home and had a fight, then McDonalds forgot the toy (tears), so we went to the shop and then I had to carry 14kg up 5 flights of stairs as the lift was out.

When you have kids your marriage completely changes, it just gets harder. Suddenly, your relationship often has to take a back seat. For it all, I wouldn’t want to be doing this with anyone else. x

We went to this little sushi place for lunch. It’s clearly very popular but is hidden away in a tower block that seems to be full of small businesses. Such a strange thing!

E went to kindergarten today – a Sunday!* – so I dropped her off and then came to have a coffee and do some work. It’s been nice and makes me want to do some more study, just not yet.

*In China, you’ll get a day off but have to work a Sat or Sun to ‘earn it’!