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April 1st April Fool’s Day today and as usual I have done nothing. One of these days I must really try and get one over on Huan. So, it’s also Monday, which means it’s our weekly shopping day. Guess who was still on duty when we drove out? I’m sure you gue
Unclebob 01.05.2019 0 39

March 12th Back to Wuzhishan and some semblance of what passes for normality round here. The gas has still not been sorted out and we still have water leakage problems from somewhere upstairs. The woman who runs the shop on the ground floor is blaming us,
Unclebob 31.03.2019 2 96

To see how we reached this point, if you don’t already know, then scroll back to December’s blogs where you will find out! February 21st An easier start than we had expected. Initially one of our neighbours was going to come with us for a check up which wo
Unclebob 12.03.2019 0 228

February 1st “If you don't believe me, If you don't like my plans, You mustn't tell me”, another song to start the month, this one called ‘February Air’ from the band ‘Lights’. It wasn’t my first choice but ‘Xmas in February’ by ‘Lou Reed’ didn’t have the
Unclebob 20.02.2019 0 134

      Every holiday I come back in Hainan, especially when it is too hot, I will find my way to Longmen Cold Spring (we also call it Jiuwentang Cold Spring). It’s one of the three cold spring in China (the other two are Jilin Province Changbai Mountain Col
chinben 12.02.2019 1 122

January 1st “The January man he goes around in woollen coat and boots of leather” (Christy Moore) Well no woolly coats and boots here but not an auspicious start to the New Year, I spent most of the day not far from the throne room again! January 2nd My u
Unclebob 31.01.2019 0 13028

More than 2,000 budding young footballers from across China are in Hainan this week for the inaugural edition of the Mission Hills Haikou Cup.  A staggering 128 junior teams are taking part in the nine-day competition, making it the largest youth football
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December 1st “Once upon a Christmas night the girls were telling fortunes: taking their slippers off their feet and throwing them out of the gate.” Not a pop song this time but a poetic epigraph (translated from the Russian) taken from “December” from “The
Unclebob 03.01.2019 1 204

Distinguished Sir/Madam,   As a token of our appreciation and gratitude for the hard work and contributions made by the international community to the development of Haikou as an international city, we are delighted to invite you to take part in a photo
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November 1stI gave Huan her yesterday’s choice today, over the bridge and into the countryside. My plan was to get one more “empty places” video today. I overdid myself and we got two of them and a pig video. The first empty place is not far from us, just
Unclebob 30.11.2018 2 206
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