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, […]

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 […]

Winter preparations part II – 酸菜 edition

Just after I published my last post about the preparations for winter here in Dalian, I realised I forgot to cover what’s been going on here the last few weeks. Namely, I’ve seen a lot of cabbage. And I mean A LOT. One day we arrived at my parents-in-law’s home to see over 50 big 大白菜 […]

New Year, new resolutions

I’ve always been the type of person to set New Year’s resolutions and I love the positivity that the New Year brings, I feel like a new woman and it gives me a new lease of life to pursue the things I want. When I say resolutions, I guess I don’t just mean resolutions, but […]