Sunday, April 3, 2011

Mother's Day (Part 1)

Bit of a lie-in for Liz this morning as filial and husbandly piety kicked in with cards, prezzie & breakfast in bed. But after that, Liz took the kids to ballet and I had the morning off. Ah well, you can only have so much of a good thing. But hang on, she'l get another chance. Today is Mothering Sunday in the UK, but in China (and in nearly 100 other countries) its on 8 May. It's quite a new thing here, but as The People's Daily says: "despite originating in the United States, people in China take the holiday with no hesitance because it goes in line with the country's traditional ethics – respect to the elderly and filial piety to parents." So there you go. And of course we phoned our mums

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