‘Too late’ she cried

Doing that thing where you say ‘this is my last Friday’ here, rationing the running out toothpaste, shampoo, slither of the big fancy bar of soap I brought out with me. Wondering if I can make the contact lens solution eek out, as gas permeable lenses and therefore solutions don’t seem to exist here. Obviously can afford to buy all this stuff but then have to find room in the two cases I’m bringing home. Home – I’m going home. Where is home now? HK , SUA, St Ives, they now all have a special place in my heart. Family and friends in all 3 places now.

Today I bought a new book. Trying to decide whether to stick with Mandarin, as my family do speak it. And it’s OK for simple one to one conversations. And it only has four tones. But if I am to understand my family when they are talking to each other en masse I will need to make the switch to the harder to learn, nine toned Cantonese. Is it all too late now ??? I’m wondering. I’ve just been getting to grips with what’s happening back home and Ive a feeling Theresa May, maybe thinking the same.

Published by backstagestives

Looking for my long lost family in Hong Kong And previously.... Fell in love with coastal living 5 years ago. And moved to stunning St Ives. A place to create and grow and flourish. Got me a home and a job. And never looked back. Everyone talks and writes about the famous dead people of St Ives. Virginia and Alfred and Ben and Barbara and Peter and Wilhelmina. Well I thought I’d introduce you to some very nice folk, and they’re all very much alive and make St Ives a much the better town for it.

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  1. Well they say learning another language is great for staving off dementia. With “nine tones” you may manage to stave it off forever. 🤔

    We are so over Brixit in this house we now avoid the news altogether. We are however looking forward to seeing you and hearing more about your adventure. Axx

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