Sunday, February 10, 2008

Miles

Ever since moving to London, I've looked longingly at the boxes of longans for sale in Chinatown. When I lived in Temple Street I used to buy whole bags to take back to my room and eat in front of the fan while listening to the BBC world service. Until now, I couldn't justify buying a box of fruit flown from Thailand but Chinese New Year is a special occasion. I bought them for our CNY party but there was so much else to eat that we didn't even open the case. Yay!


Speaking of my carbon footprint, I'm suddenly feeling an urge to plan several holidays into the next few months. I think it has something to do with not getting the job. Destinations include Paris, Cornwall and Scotland. On top of that, I'm still toying with the idea of going to HK and Sydney in the spring holiday. And somewhere in the Himalaya over summer. Suddenly a box of longans is not such a huge indulgence.

5 comments:

j a s o n said...

Great Idea! Come to HK!!!

There is a room at my place - though I know you love Chungking Mansions.

Joe said...

Thanks! Yeah, it's a loyalty issue, I am in the facebook group after all ;)

j a s o n said...

That, and NT is the other side of the planet in HK terms.

Knuffy's Owner said...

Please come to Sydney!! I promise to bake you another gluten-free bread, or muffins, or anything your heart desires!!

Joe said...

Ooh yum! I really am going to try and decide this week.