Portman Lake Yiew Hotel
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... Helen) who wanted to practise her English. We went to my old haunt,
awfully chocolate in Cloud 9, I hadn’t been there for some time. After that I went to
meet my friend Jasmine for lunch and say goodbye to her.
On Monday ...
... English Father Christmas! On Christmas Eve Ms Liang made a special Christmas dinner, a mixture of Chinese food and burgers and sausages! I enjoyed it :-) Then we opened our presents after dinner, which was really nice. We all received a pair of gloves! Serena is only usually allowed to watch 'TV' (Ipad/laptop/DVD) on the weekends, but as it was Christmas, she was allowed to watch something. I had downloaded Home Alone 2, so ...
... nibbles on it. There was security, which I thought was a bit overkill, a man escorted us from the reception to the room, and the staff of the place were hovering around for the whole thing looking rather serious. We were given a Santa hat when we came in.
The party went something like this: a Lopair staff member was the host. Au pairs from Hangzhou, Shanghai and Ningbo (and me!) ...
... for this favour, we have to sing a Christmas song for our host families and children. Total cringe. We should also be grateful it's only a song we have to sing and not a nativity scene we have to act out. For God's sake. Because they couldn't just have a party where people turn up, chat, eat food, could they? There has to be a point to everything. There has to be a program, we have to play games with the kids, we have to sing a song just au pairs, and then 1 with our host children. ...
... take the tour, and stay overnight.
Immediately we were off and the kid was spitting out facts about the ages of roads and bridges and to what dynasties certain buildings belonged to. Of course we had no idea if it was a scam or not, but it all sounded pretty good to us and his numbers all seemed to make sense.
"How old are you?" I asked the kid, amazed at his knowledge for being so young.
"I'm 25" he responded.
I had to hold back ...