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December 1, 2019

It is that time of year again that we participate in a cook-off with our friends.

What you have to do is cook finger food with a matching drink to the selected theme.  This time the theme was "Sexy Seafood".  Not the easiest theme and it had me thinking for weeks about...

October 24, 2019

One of the first things you think of when the Melbourne Cup is mentioned is fascinators and hats, right?

So with the Cup fast approaching I went along to a Hat Making Workshop today with the talented Elisabeth Koch who was born to Dutch/Welsh parents and whose designs h...

October 7, 2019

Golden Week in China is always a busy time when a lot of Chinese tourists flock to Beijing so it is thought to be a good time to get out of the country.  This year with the added 70 year celebration of the People's Republic of China we all started planning our escape e...

August 21, 2019

Leo had to go to Yantai for a couple of days for work.  It's a beach town so I thought I would go over and we could spend the weekend there exploring.

Once he got there he sent me a few photos, maybe it wasn't what I had in mind but it was too late, I had my train ticke...

July 29, 2019

It took me 2 years but I finally managed to talk Leo in to coming to Xi'an with me to see the Terracotta Warriors.

We set off on Friday night from Beijing on the high speed train at 7pm.  The temperature was still 36 degrees and I did wonder if I was going to melt befor...

July 13, 2019

It's been a little while since Leo and I were tourists in Beijing, we just seem to be in the swing of city life.  I thought it was about time we went out exploring again so we signed up for a Hutong Walk.

We met up with Cesar, our Spanish guide and the rest of the gang...

June 23, 2019

Leo has been coaching the Aardvarks Rugby team this past season.

They are one of the six Beijing rugby teams in the competition and consist of men in their 20's from all around the world.  There is only one Australian along with guys from Ireland, France, South Africa,...

June 23, 2019

Leo was all excited we had been asked to go away for the weekend sailing.

I, on the other hand was quite hesitant.

You see, when we lived in Yeppoon we had these beautiful neighbours that would take us sailing in their yacht most weeks.  Mark would say to me, "Sit there...

June 17, 2019

This month Françoise and I teamed up with another lady who holds Wine Pairing Dinners.

The wines we decided to showcase were from Georgia and Slovenia and the restaurant we held the event at was a Czech Restaurant.  Like all good organizers of these events we firstly ha...

May 21, 2019

Since moving to Beijing Leo has been hinting to me that I need to get myself involved in a club of some sort.

I went along to a few International Newcomer's coffee mornings where I struggled to keep awake and quietly panicked to myself that I would never find my tribe.

A...

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