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September 8, 2018

Since living overseas I have found there are a lot of things that I have taken for granted all my life and now I miss them.  I think it is really good for me though as I have learnt to appreciate things more.

I could write a big list of things I miss but today I'm just...

July 25, 2018

Leo had a conference in Pingyao so I tagged along to check the place out and keep Paul's Dad company who was visiting from Australia.

We caught the fast train to Taiyuan which is 531kms South West of Beijing.  (You can check out where Taiyuan is by pressing the Map Tab...

July 16, 2018

I was asked by Leo's boss if I would be a tour guide to his Dad, John for a day who was visiting from Australia for the first time.

I won't say I was excited about it, more like nervous as hell.  I could easily have vomited on my way to the Beijing office to meet him....

July 4, 2018

DAY TWELVE

After saying our goodbyes, like most of our days we didn't really have a plan, just get as far as we could.  It was such a pretty drive with all the fields of canola.  We pulled up for fuel at Pincher Creek and a coffee and a bite to eat at Tim Hortons.  It s...

June 27, 2018

We arrived at S-S Ranch mid afternoon to be greeted by our beautiful smiling Eloise, Scott and Brandy and their three cowgirls, Maysa 10, Hadley 8 and Oaklyn 4.  Eloise lived here 3 years ago during her gap year and Brandy said it was just like she had never left, she...

June 23, 2018

DAY ONE

We usually fly with Chinese Airlines back to Australia so it was a bit of  a change flying with Delta.  Usually we are outnumbered by Asians but on our flight to Seattle there were a lot of Americans and I lost count of the number of friends Leo had made before...

June 17, 2018

I have been looking back on my blogs of the last 12 months and I now realize how far I have come since my early days in China.  I really was lost, and everything was hard.

Grocery shopping is now a breeze for me and we don't just survive on the essentials, of wine, chee...

June 11, 2018

When it was announced that Austcham were bringing back The Ball on the Wall we jumped at the opportunity to get all dolled up.  It isn't often we get the opportunity to go to a Ball let alone one held on the breathtaking Great Wall of China.

It rained all day Saturday s...

June 5, 2018

Last weekend there was hay to be baled so Leo stayed at the farm to work.

It is sweltering hot here at the moment with temperatures in the high 30's most days and it is also wet season so like they say the hay has to be made while the sun shines.

When Leo said he wasn't...

June 3, 2018

It is always an honour to be invited in to Frank and Shan Shan's home in Qihe for dinner where we are always treated to a banquet of freshly cooked Chinese food.

The Chinese people are brought up growing a lot of their own food and not wasting space.  Even though Frank...

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