JD was greeted by a couple of random rabbits on his return to school yesterday! What with COVID and Winter holiday, it's his first day in class for about five months.
Apparently the Government have told his Primary School that they have too many students for Health and Safety reasons, so the current 2500 students will be gradually reduced to 1000 or so over coming years!
JD's holiday homework and review papers have been ramping up this week as he's back to school next week and looking at taking his end-of-term exams, which were postponed from last semester due to the COVID school closure.
He goes to a private homework class most days and Jiajia gives him extra help where she can. JD only has about a year of Chinese education to go, so it's important to take this opportunity to make his reading and writing as solid as possible before our move to the UK next year.
We headed to GuanDu today - a half hour drive from our hotel. It brought back many memories of visiting there with various friends and UK family. It was busy with many visitors - but no other foreigners!
At one temple we visited, JD received an impromptu blessing from one of the staff [above left]. He later spent a happy hour chipping out a "fossil" while Jiajia painted a plaster-cast statue.
We also tried to visit the temple below, where Jiajia and I first chatted about "being in a relationship", but it was closed for repairs!
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