Happy National Day!

October 1st is National Day in China, which is followed by a week long holiday called Mid-Autumn Festival. It’s a holiday that is traditionally for spending time with family and loved ones… and taking a well-deserved break!

To celebrate the holiday, and to give us the chance to see a bit more of China, No. 25 Middle School organized a 3-day whirlwind tour for all the foreign teachers in the Canadian program. We went to Qufu (hometown of Confucius), Tai Shan mountain (pictured above), and Jinan (the city of springs).

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Love & Cake Fights Go Hand in Hand

Since Scotty’s return to Halifax, we’ve been consistently on the go making time to see family and friends, sell or pack our things and sort out all kinds of details and paperwork.

ONE of those bits of paperwork was our “proof of marital status” for our Chinese work visas.

So we’ve eloped. Mid-June, in the Public Gardens, with no one but the JP and our two witnesses, we officially tied the knot. If you’re feeling left out, don’t. Sometime in the coming years, we’ll have a proper party with family, friends, and a year’s worth of homemade wine… And you will ALL be invited.

In the meanwhile, we’ll use July 31 as our anniversary date, in celebration of the impromptu ceremony and cake fight that was sprung on us by Scotty’s family this week in Bathurst.

Quote of the week: “That’ll teach you to elope without inviting us!”