Suzhou Revisited

This week we went away to Suzhou for the weekend as it is Dad’s 50th birthday tomorrow, I had a school half-term holiday & Mum had a holiday for labour day. On Friday we drove to Suzhou and stopped at Suzhou village – owned by the same people as Bicester village – to see the create exhibition that Dad had helped to set up.

I also saw “the dress” (which looked blue and black)

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and had a waffle.

Anyone heard of this kind of English waffle before (top of list)?

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The teaser post you might have seen (with me in the mini telephone box) was also taken at Suzhou village. There was a lot of stuff about Britain there, and I was rewarded with a few badges for going to lots of different “Best of British” brands.

Yesterday, we went to see the old Suzhou water town and we went over seventeen different bridges.

I tried a new snack – quails eggs on a stick:

before rain really stopped play & we were enticed into a Finnish cafe by the owner who had taught engineering for 12 years at Suzhou University, but on reaching 65 couldn’t work there anymore, so had just opened a cafe with his wife from Finland. He had an impressive collection of drums & we tried his meatballs.

Back at our hotel, after we had dried out a bit, for dinner, we treated Dad to our favourite Peking roast duck – which I thought was AMAZING.

Today, we visited the Suzhou museum – we we saw a lot of old artefacts and surprisingly there was an exhibition on the Vikings. We saw a very old pot (10,000 B.C.), but we thought it wasn’t as good as the pots we made in Moganshan, which arrived on Friday.

In Suzhou there is an iconic building – called “Gate to the East”. We, and the Daily Mail think it looks like a pair of trousers. What do you think?

Other news – my picture with Arush featured in a magazine – City Weekend, which was surprising! (Bottom middle)

And I felt like a celebrity walking around in Suzhou.

Well, that’s all for this week, as I need to wrap up Dad’s present!

From, Thomas

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One comment

  1. Diane Hawkings · · Reply

    Thomas, that waffle is huge.
    Love all the union jack flag interpretations – must make you feel at home.

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