Counting the months
Today was a recovery day after the journey back to China, and a largely sleepless night with an upset and screaming JD. None of which is being helped by a stinking cold with all the requisite symptoms. The school term starts tomorrow and Lattitude, the charity for whom I do teacher-training ever 6 months (starting on Monday), is having all sorts of problems getting their volunteers' visas. So I've no idea how many students, if any, I'll have turn up next week.
But the UK trip was so worth it. We only just made it, with Jiajia's suspected TB and confirmed pneumonia, and plans were changing all the time. But you can't beat family, can you? Or good friends. Everyone rallied round and were so generous with their time, energy and money. JD has a whole new bunch of relatives and he grew up an awful lot in those three weeks. Let's hope there's less trauma when we (hopefully) return in Summer 2016. The countdown has begun!
[PS 27th Feb: I had a fever last night and woke without a voice! Jijaia is still coughing - 5 months and counting. But at least the Lattitude volunteers all got their visas finally, so a full cohort next week]
Paul (the other one)
26/2/2015 08:08:19 pm
So sorry we could not meet up, fingers crossed for next time. Did you get the DVDs ok? Have you seen new programs while you were here that you want recording? Hope Ava's health is improving.
27/2/2015 07:45:22 am
Nice photo. Who are those two lovely looking old people!!
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Paul Hider lives and works in Kunming (SW China) and regularly updates this blog about his life there.
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