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June 25, 2008

No Special China




I did not do it.
Palazzo Pizzo will not have special china ware.

However, you asked me once to keep you posted what design I would choose.
So here (above) are my two favorites. I would have done 12 dinner plates for each version.

But as usual, I am doing things last second. The shop confirmed, they could do it in a few days and deliver tomorrow, so it could be packed in the container. But when I saw the draft that they send me via email... I thought, it is not the way we like it. It is too accurate. Hand painted though. Of course I could have gone back and explain again - or even go to the other store that develops a chop and print it for 1 kuai per plate. But I am running out of time now.

And maybe it is for the good. I was not really convinced to have special china ware for the house. Maybe I am also a bit tired of the house renovation at the moment. My head is not there right now. - But of course, I will be back soon in best form to blog again more. Especially when we start our summer holiday - close to the project (it is still not livable). I hope I will not be too disappointed about the slow progress. They are still working on the facade. Oh, I hope the architect will not feel offended... it is of course also due to our financial situation that things are slow... no money, no ho(use)ney...

June 02, 2008

Update

Hello Everyone,

this blog is a bit on hold because of Chinese internet censorship. As most of you know, we are temporarly living in China. And although blogger and blogspot is blocked and unblocked here all the time, I never faced difficulties to find a way around the Firewall. This time, it was a bit different.

When you read this here, it is because I found free proxy servers like blogspotproxy.com or websurf.cn - that not only allow me to access blogs that are hosted by blogger, blogspot or typepad, but also to sign in my blog and publish a post. I am online, I am writing, but I cannot upload images.

But there are no attractive images to share at the moment anyway. The restauration of the main facade has started and continues. Angelo, my father-in-law and chief rennovation inspector has got a more attractive assignment and has left the site for now. However, he is still supervising the work via photo-report by emails sent by the architect.

I hope to be back soon with some colourful pictures.
Thanks for not giving up on this blog!
** I will be back!! **