After months away, I’m back in Beijing!

It is over three months since I wrote a blog post – why? because I have been away from China; first I spent 10 happy days at Woods Hole on Cape Cod with my daughter, son-in-law, and grandsons.


Then I was in Fife (north east Scotland) with my Mum for a while, then down in London for 10 days, then back in Scotland again.


So much to-ing and fro-ing!!  Still it meant I spent time with family and friends; was able to visit the fabulous house my sister and b-in-law have built in the Scottish borders; attended the English wedding reception of Beijing friends; got my eyes tested and ordered new lenses/specs etc; and filled my lungs with clean Scottish air!!

We also had various friends come to visit in Fife which was wonderful. One couple who are old Beijing pals were on a mega tour of Britain and it was great, if slightly surreal, to see them in our small fishing village rather than on the Great Wall* which is their natural habitat!



About herschelian

Started my 60s by moving to China with my DH. Surprised to find I am still here in Beijing eight years later - still finding it an adventure!
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4 Responses to After months away, I’m back in Beijing!

  1. Marjorie A Wilson says:

    Gosh Jo, all those English names, Plymouth, Wareham,Bourne, Falmouth etc….around Woods Hole! Buzzards Bay too…..we just spied a group of 9 buzzards flying over Nicks wood today, a beautiful sunny one in Norfolk !

  2. Behind the Story says:

    It sounds like a wonderful trip. All those places I’ve never seen!

  3. camparigirl says:

    I am thinking of a trip to Scotland next Summer, with a side trip to the Outer Hebrides. Might have to pick your brain, if you will let me.

  4. Steven Kirk says:

    Hello Jo, always good to see another post from you. Samantha and I have been travelling too this summer: first to St. Andrews for a research visit (and where we got married at the end of August), then N. Ireland to see family and celebrate, followed by Colorado/Wyoming to meet research colleagues and to see the eclipse. Best wishes to you and yours, and hope to catch up with you sometime in Beijing / Steven&Samantha.

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