First entire day of rain in Beijing memory yesterday. Lots of minor flooding in places, but at least it purges the mugginess from the air.

Had a group of Go friends round the apartment on Saturday (permission was sought from Zhouzhou a month in advance!), we generally rotate amongst us…


Just back in from a dander to the shops with Arthur; he gets quite insecure in new spaces with lots of people around and flaps around my legs until I put him up on my shoulders.


Yesterday at 19:00 we had a rather sharp knock on the door: the man who lives in the apartment just below us was somewhat peeved by the noise generated from Arthur’s inter-room shuttle running. He wasn’t particularly friendly in his tone, but I of course apologised and explained that we…


Beautiful weather last few days after muggy patch. Noticeable how sleepy everyone gets in the summer on the hot days without any sunlight, especially seeing as we’re normally spoilt for the latter. Sunglasses now on for the Sunday run and a new level of pleasure upon rehydrating with fruit juice…


The cool breeze when leaving the apartment in the morning at 5:45 is now gone, displaced by all-day stewing heat. Run yesterday morning was particularly challenging in the overcast muggy heat. Terrific cacophony of air activity when sitting outside for my post-run coffee, my first reaction being “it’s all started”…


*Written last Sunday but only getting out now due to photo issues!*

After arriving at the Apple store last week 5 minutes in advance for my booked appointment I had to wait an additional 15 minutes beyond the scheduled time. 5 minutes later was diagnosed that my pad had a…


Ipad locked me out of my email as of Tuesday, with various other accounts and most apps refusing to open. After further issues, attempted a reformat yesterday but hasn’t solved the problem, so booked in with the “experts” at the apple store again. …


Had to take the morning off school last Thursday to sort the receipts for apartment so that I could get a rebate from the school. The whole receipt thing is amusing in itself, as I have to spend nearly 300quid each year to get the receipts, also, this a legitimate…


With last Saturday in the office Sunday was again a one-day weekend so no typing time amidst bread-making, running, lunchtime nap, dinner and other domestic faffage!

Nana Miao had been unwell last week and a bit with some skin irritation and decided to head to the hospital to get it…

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