Finished chatting now...
The best news of all, of course, is that everything I want to do on the internet seems to work!
There appears to be no downside.
The manual provided by the school about teaching in China contains some odd advice about coping with homesickness that would certainly get you fired and probably locked up in the UK. It suggests that you make friends with some of your students and go for long walks in the country with them. they will, apparently, be honoured to help out their teacher. Can't see that being a good idea in the UK.
Riight now I'm off to lunch. I'll be back later.
And suddenly this blog is looking like... well like a blog.
I will be resuming my normal, more poetical posting later,