It is interesting being in Shanghai with Ken – and seeing it for the first time for a second time. The two of us came in Thursday so that he could get his first batch of clothes from the fabric market and see if he wanted to order more while he is here. In fact,Continue reading “Shanghai with Ken (Part 1)”
Some signs we have seen in our travels. Merry Christmas and the very best to all our followers.
Christmas 2012 started in fine form this morning. I was up by 7:00 and reading my email message from son Sam when I noted that he said he would be on-line for awhile. Since I have not talked to him since we arrived, I immediately went to Skype and connected! He looks good and soundsContinue reading “Christmas in Jiaxing”
Well, what a couple of days for the Watts. For the first three months we have been here, our monthly utility bill has been in the $12 – $15.00 range. We don’t actually get a bill – we just have money in a bank account and the “State Grid” takes out what they want eachContinue reading “Thursday Dec. 20”
When I chose the title for this blog, I immediately thought of this. I urge you to check it out. You may have noticed that the frequency of postings has diminished over the past couple of weeks. This is due to a couple of issues. First Terry and Geoff have been suffering bad colds forContinue reading “Reflections”
In case you think Jiaxing lacks any cultural sophistication, I will have you know that in recent weeks, city workers have busily installed rental bikes in stands throughout the city, just like one finds in Paris, Montreal and Vancouver (if Gregor has found a way around the helmet laws). In our neighbourhood alone, there areContinue reading “Little Jiaxing”
I’m just doing some tidying up and thought I would share a few more photos of our world. However, before I do that I have a short vignette to relate. We were in Shanghai this weekend – at a wine tasting event (well, Terry tasted, I drank). It was very good, I must say. Anyway,Continue reading “A Few More Images”
Today I provide you with some images and attached comments of our world.
I do enjoy Geoff’s posts, just not sure who these old people are. In honour of Jiaxing Senior High School’s 15th Anniversary, we received today boxes of fruit. Yes, each of us received a box of apples–beautiful, colourful, crisp, tasty, juicy apples numbering 72 per box. I happen to love apples when they are good,Continue reading “Apple season arrives”
The old man patiently waited for his wife. She had been out all day, toiling at her place of work but had told the old man to be ready, that when she came home they would go to the market for supplies. He was excited. When the old woman came in, she put some ofContinue reading “Adventure at home”