Suzhou: Part 1 – Jade Tour and a Flight

A busy weekend so I have earmarked an hour to check on all my regular haunts and of course had to check in to the airport with Tess Karlinski on her eventful flight to Souzhou…after a fascinating trip to a jade factory. Beautiful colour…anyway if you are quick you will catch up with Tess when she lands and meets her new tour guide..

How the Cookie Crumbles

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The day began at 5:00 a.m. and not on a good note. Sue hadn’t slept well and we had no hot water for showers. I didn’t bother, but Sue did. My hair needed washing so I stuck it underneath the tap. Brr. Cold.

We’d been instructed to leave our luggage outside the door before 7:45 a.m. As Sue pushed hers against the wall I rolled mine over the thresh-hold and—slam—locked us out. Down to the front desk and back up again. We were relieved to return with the assistant manager and her life-saving master key. Our purses with passports and money were still there. Whew. We reported the cold water situation to save the next visitors the headache.

© 2014 Tess @ How the Cookie Crumbles © 2014 Tess @ How the Cookie Crumbles (Taken from 10th floor on our way to breakfast)

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My name is Sally Cronin and I am doing what I love.. Writing. Books, short stories, Haiku and blog posts. My previous jobs are only relevant in as much as they have gifted me with a wonderful filing cabinet of memories and experiences which are very useful when putting pen to paper. I move between non-fiction health books and posts and fairy stories, romance and humour. I love variety which is why I called my blog Smorgasbord Invitation and you will find a wide range of subjects. You can find the whole story here. Find out more at https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/about-me/

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