Tag Archives: photos

Mushroom cloud over Tongzhou

Last week I was on my way back from the centre when I saw a mushroom-shaped cloud in the sky. It wasn’t clear whether or not this was an actual nuclear holocaust, but either way it seemed to be worth … Continue reading

Posted in diary | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Two Years Back In China – Photos

These can be found here!

Posted in diary | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Fermented (“stinky”) tofu

One night during my first months in China, I noticed a strange smell coming from the night market. At first I thought it was the smell of an improperly maintained sewer, festering in the summer humidity – the sickly-sweet odour … Continue reading

Posted in diary | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Storm

Posted in diary | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Things in China

Now that I’ve successfully combined all my blogs I’m predictably going to start making new ones. To that end, here’s ‘Things in China’, a brief distraction daily photo thing, since that seems to be the done thing these days – … Continue reading

Posted in diary | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Chinese food, one week

I’ve decided that I’d like to write about Chinese food, mainly because nobody else seems to be. People from the UK sometimes ask me if I “eat Chinese food all the time.” Well, yes, most of the time, but what … Continue reading

Posted in diary | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Silver Apples in Beijing

Last weekend we went to see the Silver Apples. Who are the Silver Apples, I hear some of you ask. Well, their first album, released in 1968, sounds like a mish-mash of krautrock, electronic pop and sampling, all of which … Continue reading

Posted in diary, music | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Strawberry Music Festival 2011

Last weekend I found out that there was going to be a music festival in Tongzhou. A festival! Even the idea that there would be a gig in Tongzhou seemed fairly unlikely. I remember being quite excited when a western-style … Continue reading

Posted in diary, music | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Where we live

A couple of months ago I had a walk around our estate and took some photos. It’s spring now, and they’re already out of date insomuch as everything looks grey, and there’s no blossom on the trees, but here they … Continue reading

Posted in diary | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Raising mixed race kids in China

It’s twelve days now since the baby was born and things are settling down into a manageable routine. He sleeps for three hours, wants to be fed, is fed, wants to be changed, is changed, goes back to sleep again. … Continue reading

Posted in diary | Tagged , | Leave a comment