100 words 017

After ten years (!) of studying, I’m still atrocious at Chinese. I was taking advantage of Piglet’s new found mimicry to teach her lǎolao (maternal Grandmother) and spent 5 happy minutes teaching her làolao (to brand or sear with a skillet).

The same day I managed to spend too long over-thinking the phrase Do we have class tonight?” and, by the time I got round to sending it over WeChat, I included three question words. This is not recognised as good grammar.

Still, with the chippy closed, I can ignore my monolinguality and rustle up fish and chips at least.


15 May 2020

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100 words 018 I cracked and joined the lockdown bandwagon. Not by cultivating and naming a sourdough starter. I went for a run. I’m not usually a jogger, but with