Thanks for all the wonderful comments on last week’s blog – they really cheered me up, as I (and Mum) have been feeling really under the weather this week with nasty colds, coughs & sore throats. This week at school I have been preparing for our first rugby match & I have started taekwando. Dad lost his wallet this week which caused a bit of a drama (cancelling all his bank cards etc). He reported it lost at the local police station & they gave his passport back to another lady who was reporting a scratched car. Thankfully she asked why she had been given 2 passports & Dad spotted that she had his, or it would have been a double nightmare if he had lost his passport too! We watched the film “West Side Story” at home on Friday night – really sad – I didn’t like Chino. Saturday I was up early to meet the bus which took me to Dulwich School – where we played 3 games in a tournament. We won 1 game & lost 2 games – not too bad for our first games. Dad came along to watch – as it was sunny, he quite enjoyed it. Saturday evening we went to the ballet – Swan Lake – at the Shanghai Centre – Mum suggested we read the story first, which was a good idea, as I would have had no idea what was happening otherwise. The first bit was quiet good & I liked the music, but I fell asleep in act 2. I woke up again just in time to see the end. Today, I did tons of homework, & went for along walk after lunch, in search of some weird sights & strange happenings!
Enjoy the pics:
Today – January 20 – is the day of the “Great Cold” in China – also known as “Dahan”. The twenty-four solar terms are closely related to the changes of nature and are very useful tool for farmers and gardeners, providing information on the proper time for planting and harvesting. The 23rd solar term is known as the Minor Cold (or Slight Cold) and the 24th is known as the Major Cold (or Great Cold). Mum was very confused when she saw “Great Cold” in her work diary, so we had to find out about it!