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Got the internet on at home which is FAB!!!!
Friday had to go to a Visa office & re-new our visa as our initial one was for 4 weeks only, they are only re-newing them for 3 month periods at the moment rather than the usual 6 months which is a bit of a pain, but the company are paying for them each time & we collect them tomorrow.
Andy has joined an online networking & social site called Internations, where all nationalities can link up in various countries. on line forums, clubs etc. & it seemed a good site so we went along to one of their parties Friday night where 300+ people were expected
Saturday was Andy's Birthday so whilst he was sleeping off the footie, I went out & got bacon sarnies & some sort of cake, a box of chocolates & a dodgy card - they don't seem to 'do' cards at all in China but the ex pat supermarket had some, a nice artists picture of the great wall!
We headed out for a wander, very hot - 38 degrees this weekend....... I desperately needed some beauty attention, fringe cut & an eyebrow wax, heard a few hairdresser horror stories (so Tina & Nicky you're still on stand by to fly over!!!) however 3 people have recommended a good one near to us, so tried it out & it was a fringe & eyebrow success, so I will go back!
Andy met our mate Alister for a birthday beer & I joined them after the hairdressers. The Beijing football team were at home in the evening so the fun was starting already, and we wandered through the crowds & the stalls, really good atmosphere & we were gutted we couldn't get tickets, plenty being sold by touts but unsure how genuine they would have been
A big fat HUGE birthday pizza at a place called The Tube, just inside the Workers Stadium (where the footie was). You'll see the piccies below but ours was just a medium....... Another wander through the footie chaos, likening it to Fratton Park ;) & the traffic cops would have had a field day, cars abandoned everywhere!! The main road could have been the Eastern Road really....!!
Back out in the evening for Birthday drinks with Alister & a guy from Canada called Rob who Ali had met earlier in the day, had a great night & rolled in after a few beers, Andy having a drunk Skype conversation with Ian!!!
So Sarah Hobday, hope you also had a lovely Birthday and look forward to all things being well meeting you in Hong Kong next year for your 40th Birthday celebrations & Andy's 45th (I know, he doesn't look old enough!).
Fathers Day today - Andy is hoping to Skype with Chantelle later on, and Roy we wish you a very Happy Fathers day, and Dad - a very happy Fathers Day to you too, and hope you & Mum are enjoying your holiday in Greece
Playing badminton at 4pm today, meeting a couple of people we've met the last few weeks & playing with a group at a hotel, so we'll see what that's like.
A 4 day week this week as it's a Chinese Bank Holiday on Friday for the Dragon Boat Festival,, so we'll have to see what's going on for that.
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