Merv Jefferies' Guestbook



13th September 2014

Monty Python
Hilarious Merv, you should write for the Pythons. Dave
13th September 2014

Keep these coming
Hi Merv Enjoying your blog. Will look forward to my own adventures when I join you next month - hopefully when the weather is more favourable to my delicate temperate being. See you soon.
13th September 2014

Hi Merv Enjoyed your 'sweaty money' story, but I'm sure it was rather stressful at the time. Reminds me of Nicaragua. Always feels like dealing with little kids playing store somehow. Hope tomorrow is better Lov C.
11th September 2014

Funny
Hi, Merv Love the names people give themselves. One of them at VIU named herself Summer because everyone likes it, makes sense to me. This brings back our fond memories of our too quick through a small bit of China. We thought it had some of the best food ever!! Enjoy and maybe your interpreter could have a spray bottle handy and on occasion douse herself and you. Keep that hankie handy. Bye for now A and R
12th September 2014

Thanks!
Glad you enjoyed the blog--I'm not sure a spray bottle would quite do it...:-)
10th September 2014

Cycling Chaos
Just love your blog posts Merv, they gave me a much needed laff this morning. I have seen the same City Bike idea in London and I was nervous about embarking on chicken runs with Hackney cabs, the thought of cycling amongst the crazy Chinese drivers just fills me with dread. Please tell me you won't be pusuing that cheap run around town.
12th September 2014

No chance...
No--I'm too chicken to attempt cycling here--I see at least one accident pretty much every day--they are usually minor, but... Glad you like the blogs! More to come...
10th September 2014

HEAT
Hi Merv, It all sounds strange and exciting. Our trips to buy plants and my leisurely wandering through VIU classes must seem very bland ,not to mention cool. This time last year I was in Normandy which was sunny and warm and full of growing vegetables. I hope you are getting enough greens in your wonderfully colourful lunch. We must be getting quite used to the look of Chinese retail here in Canada as your little café looks quite familiar. My first sortie into Man Lee's was confusing -such a mix of the familiar and the completely foreign. There is growing evidence that learning another language does wonders for the brain-it gets bigger especially for those who have a natural affinity with language learning. Obama's visit to Wales was given the usual sarcastic and patronising treatment by English newspapers but the American papers ( I think it was the Washington Post, not sure) were most complimentary to the Welsh. Time for today's reading. Keep well. Love mum
12th September 2014

Thanks Mum!
Yes-still warm here-supposed to moderate soon...
8th September 2014

armchair traveller
Thanks so much for sharing your China experience with us. Enjoy reading the Blog and love the pics. I'm sure your time there will go by quickly,take care. Love,Ted and Teresa.
From Blog: China!
12th September 2014

Thanks T&T!
I'm glad you enjoy the blogs--more to come!
From Blog: China!

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