Mum and Dad flew back to the UK today. We had made vague plans for a final lunch, but Jiajia's good friend Yang Ping had other ideas, booking us into a very posh restaurant, situated in an ancient courtyard mansion. To the sound of Chinese zithers, we had the most attentive waiters yet, and a lovely variety of special dishes (2-3 of which I'd never even seen before). A fantastic final banquet.
Then we drove to the airport for our final goodbyes. It's been a real pleasure having Mum and Dad here, perhaps for the last time. They've coped really well with spicy food, cold showers, strange weather and various minor ailments! All being well, Ava and I will be arriving in the UK in just four months time to see them again (plus the rest of the family, and friends). It should rush by too as we have so much to get done and prepare during that time (getting married on paper and secuting a UK visa to name but two!).
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