Monday, January 20, 2014

Officially www.whenwewereyoungandhappy.com and in Shanghai!

Okay, I'm blogging and this time, I mean it! Going back to the days of the No Plan Plans, I'm going to blog my life and try to share interesting or helpful tidbits with y'all. We've moved over to www.whenwewereyoungandhappy.com and are happy to be here. I have a headache from trying to forward the old URL here so for now, move your links/feeds here and RIP original URL. All the old stuff is archived, so don't fret!

For the uninformed, the Irishman and I are now living in the Paris of the East, Shanghai. And what a place it is. We were in Paris for the first time over the New Year holiday, thanks to some supremely glamourous friends of ours getting married in a French chateau (legit castle + fireworks). I can confidently say that the two cities are alike only in stylish, mildly exotic reputation.
Thousands of people standing at the Eiffel Tower, waiting for something to happen: fireworks, confetti, a countdown? Spoiler alert: nothing happens and your train ride home is long and horrible. Good photo op anyway!
Shanghai is massive, insanely populated (24 million people -the entire population of Canada in 1980), and cheap to live in if you make a foreigner-level salary. I will write up soon how our living standards have changed since we moved from London to Shanghai. Suffice it to say, it is a complete reversal.

On that note, I have been a housewife since our arrival. I have some North American clients for freelance editing but, besides the odd assignment, I'm usually studying Chinese or hanging out with Charlie, our foster dog/baby. More on him another time.

He's not winking
The blog will be changing to a more journal-like format and I will be posting way more often. So watch this space as I talk about living in Shanghai, fostering a one-eyed dog with separation anxiety, and anything else I decide might be relevant to someone in the world. Thanks for reading!

1 comment:

  1. Welcome back to the blogging world! Hope you and the Irishman are well in Shanghai.

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