Scholars Hotel Nanjing
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This is a small hillock in the south of Nanjing where legend has it that an young monk named Yunguang started preaching and raindrops fell from the heavens and rested as agate stones on the ground.
It later became an execution ground for the Nationalists when Nanjing became their capital in 1927 and it is alleged that 100,000 communists, intellectuals and peasants were murdered here by the Kuomintang.
... Eventually someone walked us to the door of the restaurant. It was a sports / Beatles bar with Beatles memorabilia and recorded music playing while we dined on Japanese food. We didn’t quite get what we thought we had ordered, but the food was still nice, and it was our first meal in China without the kids.
Saturday night we had dinner at Blue Frog in Aqua City with a handful of Ford families. The kids bought ...
... ice skating! This was in a local shopping plaza. Lots of fun, and the twins first time on ice. I can’t believe we were skating in t-shirts!
Thursday was my last Chinese lesson before summer hols. My teacher gave me a gift – a stone seal stamp with my name carved into the base. I’m not sure of his intention; perhaps he wants to retain my business when I return? Anyway – it was a lovely gift.
Today was ...
Although the days are flying by, our contract here is for 3 years, and at the moment, that seems like an eternity!
Last week was filled with Oliver rehearsals, Karate training, bike riding, humid weather, frizzy hair and swimming galas (junior and senior). During the galas, parents were predicting children's results based on their nationality. Looks like my kids were representing Australia! Haha. Sorry Oz, but we only came midfield.
Last weekend we stayed home so I could continue unpacking. I had a mini breakdown on Saturday when I discovered a glitter explosion in a box full of miniature toys eg Polly pocket, little pet shop, Barbie etc. Each item needed to be cleaned individually as I unpacked them (whilst trying to stop glitter spreading around the house). Extremely frustrating! The Wharton kids kept mine amused while I unpacked. We went out ...