Tag Archives: Beijing

Spring cleaning

I’ve done a lot of tidying up here at I Was An Expat Wife over the past few days. I wasn’t expecting it to take so long, but I was horrified to discover that about, oh, 90% of my links … Continue reading

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My talisman gives me strength

tal·is·man noun \ˈta-ləs-mən, -ləz-\ 1: an object held to act as a charm to avert evil and bring good fortune 2: something that produces apparently magical or miraculous effects True story: A woman walks into a store. She’s the only … Continue reading

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A grande latte and a slice of history. To go.

Yesterday I read this article in the Telegraph about everyone’s favourite corporate punching bag. It seems a cranky customer was removed from a Manhattan Starbucks after throwing a hissy fit — because a server asked if she wanted butter or … Continue reading

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