Our visitors left today and it seems very quiet around here. After I finished my homework we went for a walk this afternoon, & didn’t have to run to keep up with G’pa’s long legs!
Here are this weeks key features:
-It poured with rain on Mon & Tues as a typhoon came over & we had record rainfall – more than 15cm the highest in 24 hours since 1961!
– A present from Dong Tai Lu (“Russian turtle seals”)
-Fish & chips at Sailors – I think G’Pa enjoyed sitting on a box for his dinner with a Boddington’s beer!
-On Saturday we visited 2 houses – Soong Ching Ling’s former residence in Shanghai & Sun Yat-Sen’s former residence museum
-Picnic in Fuxing Park
-Boat trip on Huang Pu River
we went from the Bund (above) all the way to the Yangtze River (funny to see the following on Google maps)
-The Commune Social for dinner to celebrate (early) G’Pa’s birthday. I helped the dessert queen (Kim) to make G’Pa’s Birthday cake (5 layers, 1 for each of us) & Micheline’s dessert!
A few G’Pa quotes:
- “wagons roll”
- “come on team”
- “you gotta have a pudding”
- “I bet you would eat that if I gave you a hundred pounds”
-We could hear Roy Orbison playing in the car & the most surprised person was G’pa, when it was his iPhone playing the music
-Stopping the lift to go back to look for the picnic bag that G’pa had over his shoulder all the time
-G’pa trying to get the bill for a hotel & Mum said “Make us!” (give you the bill) with *tiny punches*
And out & about we also saw:
Chinglish? (no herds of rhinos in sight)
Is this house really held up by one pole?
I hope that all you bloggers had a good week too.