2-Dec-2012 (23 days to go to Xmas day)
We have been very excitedly getting a bit Christmassy to cheer ourselves up, as we have all had bugs this week & have been feeling a bit sorry for ourselves. The (small, but real) Xmas tree is decorated, the Xmas cards are written (but not yet posted, so they might arrive by Easter), we have been listening to Great Grandpa’s Xmas song (this may not be entirely appropriate for young bloggers), the advent calendar (as above) is on the wall & the advent candle is in place – but not really burning very well, and yesterday, was the school Xmas fair – it was really cold & not very Christmassy!
Today, we went on the metro.
This was the first time on the metro as a family – 4 stops – and then we went for a really long walk along the Huangpu River – “The Bund” as the area is known. We started at the Waibaidu Bridge and finished by the Hotel Indigo – here are lots of piccies.
– Welcoming bloggers from Brazil & India this week
– Watching lots of films because we were poorly, including “Singin’ in the Rain” and “We Bought a Zoo” – both are highly recommended
– Making & then eating scones for tea
Fun fact (This may not be suitable for extremely young bloggers)
We found out that we live in an area of Shanghai known as the “badlands” in the time of the Japanese occupation 1937-1941 when there were lots of bombings & assassinations in this area, as the Japanese appointed local Chinese government officials called the Dadao here.
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Chinglish (Taken by us, of course)
Happy Advent! – From Thomas