The purpose for starting this diary was to keep a record of my time in China. Before I began blogging there had been too many events and experiences that had come and gone....and then forgotten. I really don't want this time of my life to end up a distant memory in the years ahead. And what better way to keep a diary in the 21st century than a blog? So far I have found this new experience to be very rewarding and also very enjoyable, I forgot how much I like writing.
Back to my week. So far there have been no surprises (good or bad) which keeps the blood pressure down. Most of the tutors at Web arrived on Monday with an array of new clothes, it was like being stuck in a fashion show. It also seemed that they had followed my idea of having a haircut over the weekend because almost all of them were sporting brand new hair styles. I think this means that Autumn has officially landed.
It's still not too cold to eat ice creams though. Today I was bought an interesting ice lolly which is popular in China but probably not anywhere else in the world. I've seen the flavour many times in the shops but didn't dare to spend my money on one. The lolly in question is of the green bean (runner bean?) variety. As it was purchased for me I had a go....and it was surprisingly -- very surprisingly -- not bad at all. A complete mixture of sweet and savoury, I can only describe the taste as sugary peas mashed together with ice (!).