The tailor & the shoe mender
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Busy busy busy contacting people we met last night to say hi which has been good.
Had to pop out at lunchtime to go & pick up our passports & Visa's, so that's us sorted until 19th Sept now which is good. Joy from the office came with us too as we had to register at the local police station again afterwards. We also needed some help from her in communicating with the local tailor & shoe mender (once we found them!!).
They are both only a few mins walk out of our compound, Andy bought 2 pairs of trousers from the markets (he'll kill me for saying that - I should just lie & say they were from Ted Baker or somewhere like that......!) and they needed tailoring. Our office days when we're not out & about seeing clients are fairly casual dress, so he needed some more trousers as had brought mainly suits.
The hem had come down on one of my dresses & a pair of trousers (despite sewing them the other day, yes I'm rubbish & make a rubbish wife).
All sorted, it will all be ready tomorrow, grand total of 50 kuai = £5, bargain. Got my shoes re-heeled next door 20 kuai = £2. Bargain.
Home now relaxing, had some pasta for tea / dinner & about to catch up on some episodes of Touch.
Mandarin lesson again in the morning, then 2 - yes 2 networking events tomorrow night...... early one for the Australian Chamber, informal drinks at a rooftop terrace bar, then another Internations event quite close to where we live.
Great that Andy spoke to Dad last night on Skype (sorry Dad but I was fast asleep after a few glasses of vino!!) and Lou, thank you for your lovely message today too, fab to hear from you & definitely speak at the weekend.
Mr Feather - thank you for your comments too ;)
P.s My Trousers are not like you woould get from a UK market and are far better quality than Primark... That hurt just typing it in here. Tracy is quietly dying in the corner now lol....