Choosing Where to Live in Shanghai

If you are facing an impending move to Shanghai with absolutely no prior knowledge of the city, then let me say this…I know what you are going through! I can’t really advise a huge amount on whether one area is better than the other. My Shanghai knowledge is still not extensive. What I can tell…

Finding an Ayi (Nanny)

I deliberated a great deal over whether to get a nanny, an Ayi as they’re called here in China. At home in England I don’t have any child care, it was just the boys and me during the week. Neither were in school or nursery at this stage so when we went anywhere we went…

Getting my Nails Doneļ»æ

I love to have painted nails. My hands are not very beautiful, definitely not my best feature (known affectionately in my house as ‘man hands’) so really I should try and divert attention from them. Nevertheless I am a girly girl TO THE CORE, so I like having painted nails. At home I’ve never had…