I am writing from Beijing, city of lights at night – rubies of car tail-lights down one direction and diamonds of headlights up the other. There are so many roads here. They say the National Bird of China is the Construction Crane, because two thirds of the world’s cranes are here. This country is developing like a bewildered adolescent going through a rapid growth spurt, with no time to stop and consider their physiological marvels. Here, there are massive architectural marvels standing side by side, all vying for attention; like a teenager displaying their designer clothes.
It looks like I will be able to have a great summer break myself, with all those authors blogging up a storm. Last year's blog made for great reading too. So do get that feed; there were some hiccups with it initially but it seems all right now.
* And as noted below, Lisa Dempster is off and away with reviews of her reads from the SLV list at her blog, Unwakeable. Lisa is editor of the Melbourne Veg Food Guide, and has suitably commenced with Charmaine O'Brien's Flavours of Melbourne.