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Thanksgiving - a foreign perspective

If you are in the UK, generally speaking, you will not be too aware of Thanksgiving Рit just passes  you by. If you are in the US, you would have to be dead not to be aware of it. 1,116 more words


Little Little success in Australia

Andrew Little’s and Phil Goff’s trip to Australia to lobby for New Zealand ex-pats and detainees seems to have had little success. This isn’t surprising. 293 more words


The Daily Grind

I have classes in Mandarin every morning from Monday to Friday. These classes start at 8:30am prompt. After a hurried bowl of China’s finest hot water and oats I am out the door and blasting out Justin Bieber’s latest banger as I urge my dilapidated, rusty, one pedal bike over the hill and to class. 558 more words

Madeleine In China

10 sure signs that you've had visitors...

We’ve had visitors! Rather a lot of them of late.

Here are the tell-tale signs that we have enjoyed the presence of family and friends in the past month. 757 more words


A Face in the Crowd - Meet Luke Weston.

My latest assignment challenged me to interview a person then present it as I wished. I chose to place the interview alongside a feature on disabilities. 18 more words


Look both ways XIII- tranquility

After a week of strong, cool winds, a perfectly still evening. Perfect for a sunset picnic on the second anniversary of my arrival in South Australia. 66 more words

South Australia

Uncanny China

China is unlike any country that I have ever been to. Of course, each country has its own unique quirks, its own cuisine and flavours, heroes and villains, good luck charms and bad manners. 579 more words

Madeleine In China