Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Museum

I have been stopped a couple of times by tourists just outside my apartment building looking for a place called the Propaganda Poster Art Center. It seems that Tripadvisor’s map is slightly off and its directing tourists and culture enthusiasts to the wrong place. So being something of a culture enthusiast myself (and also a…

Watching Basketball, Stanford vs Harvard

I’m not the worlds biggest sports fan. I used to be obsessed with football between about 1996 and 2003. If I’m truly honest with myself (and anyone I knew then that’s reading this) this was more to do with my interest in boys and drinking rather than the sport itself. That being said, I’ve always…

Shanghai Parks

At home in England we’re used to being outside with the children a lot. In all weather conditions. We go to parks, woods, beaches, meadows and stomp around in wellies and waterproofs or run full pelt in sandals and shorts, depending on the season. Here in Shanghai there are lots of indoor places, mainly for…

I miss the radio – Outing my Father, THE Strictly fan

In case you didn’t know, in China there are lots of things that you can’t get. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google, You Tube, Spotify, BBC, iplayer, all the other channel players, etc etc etc. Well there are ways around this, (which you will know if you follow my Facebook, Twitter or Instagram) but you have to…

My feet are too big for China

I’ve never been overjoyed by the size of my feet. They are a UK 7, which in the UK is not massive. It’s not small, but not giant either. My mum is a size 4 so I don’t know how this happened. In fact she always says her feet are her best feature. She’d be…