Suzhou Shuitiantang Hotel
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The demonstration took us from moth to egg, to caterpiller to cocoon, to soaking the cocoon, unraveling the cocoon to a series of looms that lead to a bolt of cloth. If the cocoons are not harvested at exactly the right time, the pupa begins to eat its way out and the cocoon is ruined for use as silk. To put this all in perspective, it takes thousands of cocoons to make a single scarf. Don't ask how many for a king-sized bedspread!
... br> Had a fabulous day, and really enjoyed spending time with everyone. I also met Helen, who is Richard Kemp's assistant on the Project, a lovely lady.
After we got back to the hotel Richard arrived with Jintao and they took me out to dinner. It was great catching up with Richard again.
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Luke Reddington was talking to the other students from Writhlington: Louis Paddon, Issac Soccorsy; Chloe Simms; Lydia Simmons, Adam Benney and Otta Brown. He looked up and saw me and his mouth opened in surprise as Rachel hadn't told them I would be there!
I went to Shantang Street with them in the evening. It was so lovely to spend time with the students and with Rachel.
... Some people from their school gave us little snacks, lollies or little gifts. I took some little pens and brooches to give out, and they loved them. Before we knew it it was time to leave and say goodbye to our homestay buddies, get onto the bus and go to our hotel. Here is a photo of my homestay ...
Day 7|Wednesday This morning I woke up much earlier than usual to get ready for school. For breakfast at homestay we had a porridge rice and an egg omelette with a pork filling inside. By 6:30 my brothers Aunty and cousin drove me to school. Homestay and their way of life was very interesting. Their beds are very hard as you can see in the photo. I stayed in a three story house that was quite ...