After a lovely week in China, we are home again. It was great to be back in Shanghai and to catch up with friends and go to the markets as well as having foot massages!
In Beijing we mostly spent time with DD and her young man! We got to see their new apartment as well as DD 's classroom; very new and high tech. When I went to school, we had a black board at the front of the classroom. My kids had white boards but now they apparently have smart boards, which - I had it explained to me - are interactive white boards.
It was nice to see my Dr. Seuss quilt again
and DD was happy with the quilt I brought her.
As we've been in Beijing several times, we didn't do any touristy things. But on Sunday we had a lovely breakfast and then a stroll through the Hutongs. Although it rained, it was a blessed relieve as finally the air was "breathable" again after three days of very heavy pollution.
Just to give you an idea of how bad the pollution was. Take a look at these photos. This one I took from the hotel window when we arrived
and this one - as luck would have it - on our last day. It's mid morning in both pictures.
It seems "the kids" have settled very well in Beijing. In any case they do eat like the "locals"!!
How about a little scorpion for a snack? Not for me, thank you very much, although they tried very hard to convince me to try one. Apparently they taste like potato chips. Then why not eat potato chips, I ask you?
I hope your week is going well too.