How SARS changed my life | Hong Kong 2003

How SARS changed my life | Hong Kong 2003

I am still surprised how the flight to Asia unsettled me, I am preparing to visit Hong Kong tomorrow. Returning for the first time since we left 16 years ago. After 8 and a half years of making this magnificent city our home… we left, suddenly, not through choice and not realising our move would be permanent. Our lives changed forever in just a few hours.

We were settled and loved our life in Hong Kong. Nice modest apartment in midlevels, two babies who were thriving well and a toddler who had just got into a sought-after Kindergarten, life was good.

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Rekindle an old friendship #101in1001 #15

Rekindle an old friendship #101in1001 #15

I thought this would be much more difficult than it was.

Life is humdrum when you are stuck in the same old routine. I rarely even get to Stafford and Stoke now let alone see my oldest friend in Somerset.

A holiday back to Hong Kong meant that I met lots of people I haven’t seen in twenty years. And it was good.

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Blubbing like a Baby

Note: this blog was written back in June as we started our mega-holiday. I don’t like to publish things while we are away so I have a huge backlog of holiday blogs to get through. I hope that you enjoy them.

We have just arrived in Phuket (Thailand) for the first leg of our holiday. This is the relaxing bit where we get over jetlag before we go to Hong Kong next week for the main part of our holiday.

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A long long time ago – a lifetime away.

In someone’s life, there are many defining factors that shape who you are. Factors can be positive or negative, people, events, experiences or health to name just a few.

Approaching 50 (have I mentioned that before?) I do wonder what the key factors have been in my life so far? Obviously besides my wonderful family, who mean everything to me and are a constant, I guess I can split my life into three very distinctive chunks.

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