What a tumultuous two years it has been:
I had four small strokes (in quick succession) during my first year in Beijing, and was flown to a hospital in Hong Kong for treatment. My left side is not great, my eyesight has taken a bashing, but so far the little grey cells seem more-or-less intact – TBTG!
My dear Dad died – and I will never stop missing him.
I have become a Grandmother - and my grandson is the apple of my Skype eye,
I have flown back and forth between China, the USA and the UK, what would Marco Polo say about such quick and easy travel?
I have kept sending out my bi-weekly General Knowledge Quiz; (if you are interested in getting it, please say so in a comment).
In the spaces between all of the above, I have been pressing on with learning Mandarin, and trying to keep focussed on supporting my DH, exploring China and discovering as much as I can about how its people live and love and earn their daily bread.
A HUGE thank you to everyone who has read my blog, encouraged me, supported me, entertained me – and to Sir Tim Berners-Lee for inventing the World Wide Web without which none of this would be possible.