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29.12.18

Monday will be 1 year since my arrival in China. On that day I touched down in my apartment (45 minutes from the city centre) at around 4:30pm with the help of a guy named Hugh. There were 3 other Chinese residents in that place who spoke no English. He took me out to get… Continue reading 29.12.18

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10.8.2018 (England pt.1)

What are the best kinds of family relationships, you ask? Well, it's the ones where your Dad says "Oh, Years & Years played live and were on the telly the other day so I recorded it for you", whilst you are wolfing down a Tikka Masala fish in the back of the car doing 80… Continue reading 10.8.2018 (England pt.1)

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14.7.2018

(I began writing this post on the 14th) There are no words strong or heartfelt enough to describe this bitter feeling of loss blended perfectly with sheer pride. I am so very heartbroken that we did not make it to the World Cup final, that stomach churning feeling that occurred when Croatia scored to make… Continue reading 14.7.2018

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9.2.2018

It's the last full day of the school term before the little kindergarten beans finish for Chinese New Year and it's been a great one. They're currently recharging their batteries after an energetic morning at the discovery play centre across the road. We tended to poorly animals in the vet hospital; shopped for our groceries… Continue reading 9.2.2018

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5.2.18

It's the beginning of my third week at the school, Chinese New Year is just around the corner and you can feel it. Teachers and assistants are tapping their toes whilst glaring at the clock itching for the day to be through so that they can begin their festivities. Beijing is a working city, therefore… Continue reading 5.2.18

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26.1.18

Mood: reflective, settled, happy. It's 8:38am and I'm commuting to my workplace ready for my 4th day of observing and training. This isn't the 'second' original job I had it's a completely new 'out of the blue' one. These past 9 days have been fucking frustrating and disheartening. So, the last time I wrote to… Continue reading 26.1.18