Monday, April 4, 2011
Like herding cats
Took at half day off to meet our friends Ian & Katie, their three girls, and Katie's parents, up from Shanghai for the holidays. Walked around Houhai on a gorgeously sunny day. There were 11 of us, which could have made things difficult: some want to shop, some want to take pictures, the children want to play and where do you eat? But it all turned out amazingly well. Not least lunch which was in our favourite, though tiny, pizza restaurant; somehow we managed to squeeze around two small tables in its sunny patio, the kids behaved and the waitress was brilliant. Went up the Drum Tower and looked over the rooftops and lake. Lovely day.