Scootering around town

20130818-204242.jpg20130818-204312.jpg20130818-204254.jpg20130818-204325.jpg

20130818-204414.jpg

20130818-204354.jpg

20130818-204431.jpg

20130818-204448.jpg

20130818-204508.jpg

20130818-204522.jpg

20130818-204532.jpg

20130818-204543.jpg

20130818-204611.jpg

20130818-204555.jpg

20130818-204621.jpg

20130818-204647.jpg

20130818-204633.jpg

20130818-204658.jpg

Advertisements

Snaps

Glo and A few other shots of my new hood.

20130818-204045.jpg

20130818-204059.jpg

20130818-204106.jpg

20130818-204126.jpg

20130818-204137.jpg

20130818-204150.jpg

New watering hole

On a gorgeous cobbled street on the way home from work (I e-biked today!!!) we were drawn into this beautiful bar/tapas place. Lovely half-inside half-outside seating under those cool steam mist machines (not me, they make my hair expand)
Lovely salad, home made bread and dips, calamari, grilled sardines, chocolate hot pot and coffee… Perfect end to a long day at work!

Oh and the most awful huge oily lunch (photo of huge plate with Simon) I had to photograph. They actually gave us a ladle to serve ourselves it was so vast. Disgusting. Huge oil rings settling around each of the three dishes! I could barely make eye contact.

And when Simon asked for a doggy bag, the waitress brought plastic containers to the table, whilst eating a slice of sponge cake (this is not a comedy sketch) held in one hand. She soon realises she can’t dismantle the vast plate into the too-small container with one hand, so she looks at the cake, then at the plastic bowl, and shoves the entire slice of sponge cake into her mouth in one go.

Simons and I laughed so hard she choked and ran off to no doubt clear her throat. Another lady appeared to lift the dish and tip it. Of course a third of the contents flopped onto the table on either side of the bowl. Honestly!!!!!! Hellooooo???!!! Twilight zone!!!

20130815-221906.jpg

20130815-221951.jpg

20130815-222005.jpg

20130815-222019.jpg

20130815-222046.jpg

Office view

From my desk

20130814-215311.jpg

20130814-215318.jpg

Snap shots

Left work early (yes it’s a Sunday) to cruise town, order a couch and choose the fabric, try on a dress at Shanghai Tang, have lunch, meet a new gardener to take care of our pots and herbs, dinner with friends…

20130811-173528.jpg

20130811-173517.jpg

20130811-173536.jpg

20130811-173544.jpg

20130811-173508.jpg

20130811-173405.jpg

Mani pedi

Doing the local scout. There must be one every single block, sometimes two in one block. And I’m not complaining.

20130804-200755.jpg

20130804-200744.jpg

E-bike!!!

20130804-200340.jpg

20130804-200416.jpg

20130804-200442.jpg

20130804-200428.jpg

20130804-200404.jpg

20130804-200352.jpg

Organic delivery

Everyone in china gets their food delivered to their homes after ordering online. It’s so easy and comes the next day before 12. We ordered organic lettuces and tomatoes and a few other bits and bobs. What an absolute pleasure! So we only go to the shops for butchery visit or specific items. Suits me just fine

20130804-143241.jpg

Neibourhood Exploration

20130804-123609.jpg

20130804-123717.jpg

20130804-123557.jpg

20130804-123619.jpg

20130804-123630.jpg

20130804-123651.jpg

20130804-123705.jpg

20130804-123727.jpg

20130804-123736.jpg

20130804-123746.jpg

20130804-123800.jpg

20130804-123808.jpg

20130804-123817.jpg

20130804-123835.jpg

20130804-123826.jpg

20130804-123859.jpg

20130804-123846.jpg

20130804-123909.jpg

20130804-123932.jpg

20130804-123920.jpg

20130804-123941.jpg

More exploring fun

And a lovely organically sourced breakfast – except the lettuce was odd alongside eggs and bacon

20130803-201545.jpg

20130803-201537.jpg

20130803-201526.jpg