One year without buying clothes

Last year I challenged myself to stop buying clothes. I’m not a fashionista or anything like that and I’m sure I own less clothes than the average woman, but my wardrobe always felt… Continue reading

Hair salons in China

A couple of days ago, Baby A. had his hair cut for the first time in his life and I realized that I had never written anything about hair salons in China. Are… Continue reading

A morning in Suzhou Park

Last Saturday we went to Suzhou Park, a park located in the center of Suzhou. I wrote about this park many years ago on the blog and I think I had never been… Continue reading

4 things my son learned during the COVID-19 pandemic

My son is only 19 months and he will not remember the pandemic that stopped the world in its tracks and turned our lives, including his, upside down, but he has definitely learned… Continue reading

3 bright sides of the coronavirus

The coronavirus epidemic has wreaked havoc on our world and our daily life, it has killed many people and turned everything upside down, but after months of being worried (I think I got… Continue reading

After the coronavirus: My predictions

A few days ago I was forwarded the same image from two unrelated people in different countries, China and Spain. That image was a picture of a book page in which Sylvia Browne,… Continue reading

No, Chinese people don’t eat bats

Since this whole coronavirus thing started, my blog is being found by people curious about the Chinese culinary traditions. Not in these polite terms, though. Some of the searches were as colourful as… Continue reading

My quarantine tips

Wow. Just wow. The tide has turned and while in China (well, outside Hubei province at least) we are slowly getting back to normal, Europe is now at the center of the pandemic… Continue reading

Staying active while at home

Since the coronavirus outbreak started, people are not going out and gyms have been closed. Being at home every day, with nothing better to do than looking at your phone, watching tv and… Continue reading

In times of coronavirus… trust your neighbour

The coronavirus outbreak has entered a new phase as it spreads all over the world. Cases in China are becoming less and less, with the official figures being 39916 current infections, 2791 deaths… Continue reading