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Treason

Last month, during our trip to the UK , I visited Chinatown in London and took the opportunity to loudly proclaim a series of uncomfortable truths about China . Now I’m back in Beijing I feel like doing the same … Continue reading

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Lily Vera Errington, 1922-2011

My grandmother died a couple of weeks ago on the 9th of October. Her funeral is today. Unfortunately it hasn’t been possible for me to make it over to England at short notice.  I would like to write her life … Continue reading

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The English Tea Ceremony

…and so on…    

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All Change

I’ve been watching the British election results roll in from my office, and on the whole it’s been a pretty depressing day. The only chinks of gold in the heap of shit are the greens finally winning in Brighton, even … Continue reading

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Around the UK Part 2

After a night in Harrow and a light cleaning and ironing of my suit it was time to drive up to Liverpool with mum and stepdad for my cousin’s wedding. The service, while continually upbeat and perfectly enjoyable, was a … Continue reading

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Around the UK, part one

I had two weeks left in England before my plane left for Hong Kong and way too much to do in such a limited time. Somehow, though, it mainly worked out, though not as expected or hoped for. The first … Continue reading

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England again

In July I seemed to be on an adrenalin drip. If I wasn´t doing something constructive a feeling of itchy restlessness would seem to grasp me and so I got a lot done. As the month ended I promised to … Continue reading

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