Category Archives: China

The story of how I learnt Chinese

People are often very curious about how I came to be fluent in Chinese. It was not an accident. It was something I had always wanted to be fluent in a second language.

I did not get the chance to dedicate time to studying a second language until I started university and I am glad I started then…although it is never too late to learn. But it does take a lot of work.

Chinese is one of those languages that the reason why you start learning it and the reason why you keep learning are often quite different. Have you felt that?

I made a video about how I learnt Chinese…and here it is!

WATCH: The story of how I learnt Chinese

I’d love to hear the story of why you want to learn Chinese or if your reason for keeping on learning has changed from the original motivating factor that made you start.

lots of love



Come to China in January

Hello lovely people

Two years ago I hosted two of my dedicated language students for a three week tour in China. We had a fabulous time.

We are going to Qingdao, China again this January to visit the family and I have some time in January to show you around China.

So if you have a spare 10 days in January and want to come to the winter wonderland of North China with me as your personal tour guide, then now is the time.

WATCH: Your own private tour guide

lots of love,