Our lives were normal – stressful, busy, expensive – and we knew that it was time to make a change if we were going to survive. In 2004, with our youngest nearing the end of her final year in high school, we quit our ordinary classroom teaching jobs and …

Sitting in dumpling restaurant

The best dumplings in Xiao Qiao

We ran away to China!

Yes, it was definitely different. About as different as it could be.

We have so many stories to tell. Some are things that we said to ourselves at the time, “we’ll laugh about this later …!”

The Howling pigeons of LongHu is available on Amazon.

The intention is to add other stories here soon.