I am sorry to say this is my final post; although I’ve been having too much fun recently to update regularly so I’d be surprised if anyone is still reading!
Now been home for a couple of days. Still having trouble sleeping, despite my pronouncements that jet-lag is something other people get – cue running at 5am this morning. To say life is a little quieter here is an understatement, but after the carnage of the last few months I think the calm will do me good.
I was trying to think of something insightful and thought-provoking to say about my time in China, but my limitations as a writer are starting to shine through. All I can really say is how much I enjoyed my time there; and whilst China has its annoyances – which I have detailed over the past months – these are outweighed overwhelmingly by the positives: kind-hearted people, great food, good shopping, exciting pace of life, being special (especially in bars).. the list goes on. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that made my time there so enjoyable, especially my fellow teachers at Newman English School.
I’d also like to say how much I appreciate friends and family reading my blog and keeping in contact; whilst I never felt home-sick, it was nice to hear about things going on back in the UK. Special thanks also to my Mum & Dad, who I put under constant worry and who bailed me out financially on more than one occasion.
Even though my ultimate aim is to work in Hong Kong, going back to China would be a close second, so I have a lot of work to do with my language skills, which really didn’t progress much whilst I was there. If anyone has any questions about my time in China feel free to contact me, I’ll try my best to help you out.
So that’s it. I’m about to start flat-hunting in London for my next little adventure – full-time employment. The fun of China seems a long way off….