Giant Pandas – A truly rubbish animal. May 7th 2011 Ok… that title is not quite true. Pandas are spectacular animals, obviously; it’s that they’re just a bit rubbish at being animals. An animal generally needs a few things to keep going, food and reproduction pretty much top the list for successful survival, it turns out pandas are really bad when it come to these two. Something we weren’t so aware of until we came to Chengdu.
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Asia » China » Sichuan » Chengdu For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
So... It's been six years since we got back from our big family travels. A lot can happen in six years and the kids are growing at a pace that's completely overwhelming.
We have 'settled' back into life in the UK, which for all its problems is an amazing country and we love it here. We've got back on track with our careers and the kids are progressing well with their schooling.
As for travel, thankfully we still haven't stopped. Over the last few years we've been to a few more places in Europe, spent many weeks in Thailand and Malaysia, celebrated our 10 yea... full info