Strange to think that a week ago I was in Hong Kong. Getting closure but at the same time affirming my new beginnings. The sun has set on all those questions about “Who was my Mother? Who was my Father? What was my story?” And now I know. And the sun rises on new beginnings. […]
Do you remember that file I so desperately wanted to read? The one held by the Social Welfare Department in Hong Kong. The one they said they never had when I wrote to them in 2004. The one that tells about my very early days, detailing my Mother’s and my family’s circumstances, why she put […]
Making plans, bloggin’. And what a life. So much I want to share but feel unable to at the moment. But rest assured I will. If and when I am able. But all good here in HK. Today the skies are blue and the sun is bright. About 24 degrees and not yet 10.00am. I’m […]
Did you see Call the Midwife Christmas Day Special? One of the story lines was about orphans being brought to the UK from Hong Kong as part of the United Nations Year of the Refugee Programme. It took place in the early ’60s, and 103 babies, mostly girls were brought to the UK. Over 600 […]
Saturday 30th March 2019. Hop Inn Mody. Two days before I flew to Hong Kong, flicking through Netflix I stumbled upon the film ‘Still Alice’. The main role of Alice played by Julieanne Moore, who was instantly recognisable, but I had to Google to retrieve her name. Ironic and a little scary, as Alice is […]
Wednesday 27th March 2019 “Put your right thumb there” the masked and gloved Hong Kong young government official says to me, over the top of her large monitor screen. I can just see her eyes. They are not smiling eyes like the happy official diagonally opposite in booth 48, who is also dealing with another […]
How did it get to be gone 11pm? I know 4 hours got creatively spent at Art Basel, but quite where the other 8 daytime hours went is a bit of a mystery. I’ll sleep on it all. If I’m lucky. In the meantime a few photos of paintings/works that moved and confused me.
I’m here safe and sound I finally got my HK right of abode. Yay. Thank you to Winnie, again. I met my family for a reunion dinner. And met Alan, my nephew for the first time. The outdoor pools at Kowloon Park are full and warming up. I swam in the indoor pool to get […]