Blog News

1. Comments are still disabled though I am thinking of enabling them again.

2. There are now several extra pages - Poetry Index, Travel, Education, Childish Things - accessible at the top of the page. They index entires before October 2013.

3. I will, in the next few weeks, be adding new pages with other indexes.

Monday, 18 November 2013


I sometimes have a lunchtime coffee with Megan, one of the other foreign teachers, at the Scha coffee shop on the way home from school. Today as we were drinking the owner walked in carrying a Pizza Hut bag with a pizza in it. We lookde at it and speculated where it might have come from - the only foreign food outlet in Baiyin is a branch of KFC.
Seeing our curiosity the owner gave us both a slice of free pizza. With the aid of the translator on the phone we asked where she had got it.
Sadly the answer was as expected - Lanzhou, the provincial capital which is seventy km away.

It was a nice surprise lunch though.