Daily Archives: April 22, 2012

Public Toilets

Public Toilets in China

There is one thing that I don’t think I will ever get used to in China and that is the public toilet/restroom.

This is what they look like in the ladies.  No toilet paper so you have to get used to carrying your own with you.  They are known as “squat” toilets and I am sure you can see why.Isabelle has walked in twice so far, seen them and then told me; “Mummy, I don’t really need to go right now, I can wait”.  I must admit, I have the same reaction.


Dads and Lads and Tents

Oliver has a Dad’s and Lad’s weekend coming up which is an overnight camping event at BISS on the Football field.  All the sons and their Dad’s will be pitching tents, playing games, eating and drinking prior to a night in the tents; a group breakfast and then home.  We had been told that camping gear is very reasonable here, so today we all went to the store to take a look.  45 minutes later and 1 full shopping trolley, we return home with a tent, 4 sleeping bags, 4 sleeping mats, a couple of lights and a couple of chairs.  We didn’t spend too much either!  The tent springs to life, like a life raft on the Baring Sea (Deadliest Catch reference!)  Out of the cover, give it a shake and 2 seconds later there is a tent ready to sleep in!  So clever.

Both children are so excited and tonight they are sleeping in the tent, in our living room, on the 16th floor of an apartment complex!  Lots of giggles, whispering and rustles for quite some time after official lights out, so I am hoping they will sleep in tomorrow!!

They look just like the hungry caterpillar!

Too excited to sleep

Too excited to sleep

Tent in our Living Room