Things I like about Beijing

We’ve been in Beijing for a few weeks now, and despite years of saying ‘I’m not really a fan of Beijing, more of a Shanghai girl’, I actually love it. It probably helps that we’ve been really lucky with the weather. There have been more fresh-air days than not, and we arrived during Beijing’s short spring, […]

Working mum in China

After coming back from a month spent with family in the UK, we are now back in China – this time, Beijing. And I haven’t written a single blog post since! And why might that be? Because 36 hours and two almost completely sleepless nights after being back, I became a working mum, i.e. a mum […]

Merry Christmas, with love from DiariesofaYangxifu

MERRY CHRISTMAS! 圣诞快乐! This is my second Christmas in China, but my first as a family of three, and our first in our more permanent home, so I really had a chance to create some atmosphere and get into the Christmas spirit*. So I decided to throw a Christmas party for R’s cousins! You can […]

Post-wedding reflection

It’s been over 2 months since our big fat Chinese wedding, and it’s taken until now for the photos to come back to us. In this post I thought I could share a few photos, and in between reflect on how the wedding went. In the weeks following the wedding, my husband and his parents talked […]

Mother vs mother-in-law

I’ve been back in China with my little boy for over 3 months now, so I thought it’s about time for an update about life as a yangxifu 洋媳妇. That is the name of this blog after all. Being a mum in China has taught me a lot about the culture, probably more than anything […]