Moving house is supposed to be one of the most stressful experiences in your life. I don’t really agree. This week my lifetime total of house moves reached 27, and I barely noticed, especially as this time I didn’t have to do it by public bus.
I didn’t want to move, but it became necessary. I’m working all day every day so I’ve got no time to look after V during her pregnancy. The solution (a bit of an odd one I’ll admit) has been to get a large two-floor flat on the edge of Beijing (Tongzhou) which we’re going to share with her family. We’ll have the upper floor, they’ll have the lower one.
For the moment this is just going to be a weekend thing, and I’ll have to get a room in the centre as I don’t fancy three hours of commuting on jam-packed subway trains every day. The current house is a bit big (& expensive) for this purpose, so as soon as I can find a room John and his girlfriend are moving in.
Next year I’ll hopefully be a director of studies, not working 9-6, not worrying about the rush hour and able to commute (fairly) painlessly. In the meantime, these arrangements will have to do.
Topics2011 tracks 2014 tracks 2015 tracks animals austria baozi Beijing restaurants berlin books brighton britpop britpop nuggets cambodia china life china questions china travel chinese food chinese language chinese literature compilation croatia czech republic estonia film finland forgotten 90s bands france hong kong hungary internet italy journalism laos latvia les rougon-macquart linguistics lithuania london ltsb macau manila meat in popular music mind your language mongolia music Netherlands photography photos photoshoppery podcast podcasts poland politics portugal pulp religion rip russia scumhampton slovakia spain sport swimming tefl thailand the cabin fever things in china TV uk life video videos vietnam wales weird food worcester
- I probably have to write something about the bizarre Princess Diana statue garden in Nansha 31/01/2017
- 75 Tracks From 2015 16/01/2016
- The Floor 10/12/2015
- Chinese Condom Brands 08/11/2015
- Britpop Nuggets Part Three: Long Live The UK Music Scene 22/10/2015
- Britpop Nuggets Part Two or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Tolerate Northern Uproar 28/09/2015
- Britpop Nuggets Part One: Some People are Born to Dance 20/09/2015
- Tkay Maidza 13/08/2015
- Deep Dream Photos 20/07/2015
- Prague, 2003-2004 01/03/2015
Anonymous on China, Translated Anonymous on China, Translated Giacomo on Equally Divided Europe Alenachola on I probably have to write somet… hiпроооо on I probably have to write somet…
Last.fm weekly chart